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How a Concussion Affects Vision

February 1st, 2019 (No Comments)

A concussion, also known as a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), happens when you get hit in the head hard enough that it bruises the brain. While not typically life-threatening, a blow to the head can leave you with headaches, … Continue reading

New Year, New Glasses!

December 31st, 2018 (No Comments)

The annual flipping of the calendar to the new year inevitably leads people to think about fresh starts, overhauling their old ways for better ways … out with the old, in with the new! So what better time than now … Continue reading

Playing it Safe this Holiday Season

December 1st, 2018 (No Comments)

Gift-giving holidays are right around the corner and, as fun and exciting as new toys are, playing it safe is important, too. Here’s a not-so-fun statistic to consider: One in ten eye injuries for children at emergency rooms in the … Continue reading

The Gift of Sight: Eye Donation

November 1st, 2018 (No Comments)

November marks the inaugural Eye Donation Month! Organ donation after death can include the gift of sight: eye donation. Last year, according to the Eye Bank Association of America, over 84,000 corneas were donated. The very first cornea transplant was … Continue reading

Benefits of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

October 17th, 2018 (No Comments)

When faced with how best to correct vision issues, your main options are wearing glasses or contact lenses (surgery is physically invasive and costly). While the variety of glasses are primarily fashion-oriented or purposed-oriented (i.e., sports, sunglasses, etc.), contact lens … Continue reading

Disposing of the Disposable Contact Lens

September 25th, 2018 (No Comments)

When Leonardo da Vinci first sketched out the concept of a glass lens to correct vision that would cover the eye in 1508, it is unlikely that even he could have visualized the impact that the disposing of disposable contact … Continue reading

Seeing Signs: Teen Driving

August 22nd, 2018 (No Comments)

The beginning of the new school year for high schoolers often means the start of driver’s education courses and getting permits for most teenagers. While most kids focus on passing the written portion exam for their permit, there’s another, equally … Continue reading

Effects of Smoking on the Eyes

July 25th, 2018 (No Comments)

Smoking. It’s not just bad for your lungs, heart, and pretty much every organ in your body according to the Centers for Disease Control, but it’s detrimental for your eyes, too. In addition to increased risks of heart and lung … Continue reading

National Sunglasses Day is Here!

June 27th, 2018 (No Comments)

Get Your Sunnies On! National Sunglasses Day

June 15th, 2018 (No Comments)

  National Sunglasses Day will be on Wednesday, June 27, and it is a perfect day to celebrate protecting your vision with your sunglasses! Why Sunglasses? Sunglasses — not just any sunglasses but specifically those with Ultra Violet (UV) protection … Continue reading