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17 Visual Skills Kids Need to Succeed

The 17 Visual Skills Kids (and Adults) Need to Succeed in Life Back-to-school season is an ideal time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam for your children. Why? Because it’s critical to ensure that they’re seeing their absolute best and that all aspects of their visual system are functioning well to help them learn during the school year. The...

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Ready to Go Back to School?

Is Your Student’s Vision Ready to Go Back to School? It’s back-to-school season! If you’re the parent of a school-age child, you likely have a list of supplies and are busily checking off items to make sure your student has everything they need for a successful school year. But are you forgetting the No. 1 most important item on...

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Dry Eye Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

Dry Eye Disease occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough tears or the tears produced are not high enough in quality to create a nourishing, lubricating tear film over the front of the eye to protect it. The condition is progressive and often gets worse as you age. It has a myriad of causes including age, gender, medications, medical...

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What is Dry Eye Disease?

You’ve likely heard of Dry Eye disease and the discomfort it can cause. But what is this condition, and who is most likely to suffer from it? Your eyes require tears to lubricate and nourish the cornea – the front surface of your eye. Tears serve many functions, including lubrication so that the eyelid can smoothly open and close,...

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What Causes Cataracts?

June is National Cataract Awareness Month, a common eye condition which is now a leading cause of vision loss in the United States for adults over the age of 40. It’s also a leading cause of blindness worldwide, according to the National Eye Institute. Cataracts are a progressive cloudiness, yellowing and hardening of the typically transparent natural lens in...

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Choosing Stylish Frames to Flatter Your Face Shape

Picking the Perfect Sunglass Shape For Your Face It’s incredible how many different styles of sunglass and eyewear frames there are to choose from, isn’t it? Wouldn’t it be great if you could narrow your selections down, rather than trying on pair after pair to determine the ideal frame selection for your unique facial features? Good news: You can!...

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5 Advantages of Prescription Sunglasses

If you wear prescription eyewear, have you ever experienced this scenario? For whatever reason, you don’t have contact lenses in. Maybe you don’t wear them, or if you do, maybe it’s allergy season, or you ran out of contacts or perhaps you just forgot. So, you’re wearing prescription glasses, and find yourself in an incredibly bright, sunny situation where...

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Why Kids Need High-Quality Sunglasses

Are you a safety- and health-conscious parent? You are if you teach your kids the importance of brushing their teeth, buckling their seatbelt, and wearing the proper protective equipment for sports including shin guards, helmets and knee pads. But are you overlooking how critical it is to protect kids’ developing eyes from the damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays of the...

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Protect Your Eyes, Inside and Out

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to remember that we’re born with one pair of eyes to last our entire lives, and serious injuries can happen in an instant. With a focus on awareness and adopting a few simple best practices, you can protect your eyes for a lifetime. Protect Your Eyes from Injury Protecting your eyes—and...

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AMD: Who’s at Risk?

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Who’s at Risk? Bette Davis, the gorgeous American actress and star of film, television and screen in the 1930s through 1980s, is famously quoted as saying, “Old age ain’t for sissies.” Though we don’t know exactly what health concerns she faced in her final decade, her words ring true. Another popular actress, 84-year-old Judi Dench,...

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