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BACK TO SCHOOL EYE EXAMS: A PRIORITY

BACK TO SCHOOL EYE EXAMS: A PRIORITY The beginning of fall is a busy time for families with school age children. In the midst of buying new clothes and school supplies, don’t forget about your student’s eye health and vision. Experts state that about 80% of what a child learns in school is presented visually. […]

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6 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

6 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT : BUYING GLASSES ONLINE Internet shopping is great for convenience and ease. One click of the mouse and your product is delivered in a few days. This usually works out well for items like office supplies, electronics, and often, clothes. However, buying prescription glasses online is not always such […]

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YOUR EYES IN AN ONLINE WORLD

YOUR EYES IN AN ONLINE WORLD “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.” –  Scott Cook, co-founder of Intuit, director of eBay and Procter & Gamble. “The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” –  Bill Gates The Huffington Post reports that more […]

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FASHION, FRAMES, AND FABULOUS FORTY PLUS

FASHION, FRAMES, AND FABULOUS FORTY PLUS The days of glasses dangling from a chain, lenses that scream “Bifocal,” and sedate grandma frames are gone. By approaching frame selection the same way you would buy a fashionable handbag or pair of boots, a woman can shave years off her age. The right frame can polish your […]

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21st CENTURY REVOLUTION IN VISION

21st CENTURY REVOLUTION IN VISION “No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.” –   Elizabeth Bowen We have all had the experience. Outdoor scenes showing individual leaves, textured grass, and vivid, eye-catching colors. After the first time you see an HD TV, whether at a friend’s house or in a store….you will never opt […]

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CONTACT LENSES AND SEASONAL ALLERGIES

CONTACT LENSES AND SEASONAL ALLERGIES Linda M. sat in my exam chair and vented: “I’m so frustrated,” she exclaimed one day to me, “I am used to wearing my contacts the whole time I’m awake, but now have days I can hardly stand them for a couple of hours!” She had been wearing contacts for […]

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SUMMER SUN PROTECTION AND POLARIZED SUNGLASSES

UV RAYS PRESENT RISK TO YOUR EYES Just as skin exposed to sun can suffer damage, so can your eyes. An effect called “photokeratitis” similar to a sunburn of the eyes is a risk, including symptoms such as a gritty feeling in the eyes, redness, extreme sensitivity to light, and excessive tearing. Other risks and […]

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR EYES AS YOU GROW OLDER

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Mark Twain True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. Kurt Vonnegut There is an abundance of commentary and advice about aging well. As we get older we are […]

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR EYES THIS WINTER

A winter landscape of sparkling snow, a carefree child sledding, an expert skier gliding gracefully down a slope…..what do these pictures have to do with eye health? All of these scenarios carry the risk of permanent eye damage. The sun sits lower in the sky in winter at an angle exposing you to more ultraviolet […]

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WADING THROUGH EYE CARE CHOICES

When your arms aren’t long enough to read the small print, when you suspect you may have a cataract, or when you want a durable pair of glasses for your 10 year old, where do you go? Optometrist, ophthalmologist, optician… too many OPtions! Optometrists – Doctors of optometry are independent primary health care providers who […]

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