New Year’s Resolution: Healthier Eyes

Happy New Year! Congratulations to one and all for making it through another year. Now, let’s talk resolutions. We don’t all make them, but an awful lot of us do – over half of all Americans are estimated to set goals every year, most of which are related to health or exercise. Losing weight is […]

Natural Light Essential for Normal Eye Development

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to make sure you and your kids spend more time outdoors, you may have just found it. According to new studies, natural light is extremely beneficial for the development and ongoing health of your eyes. Spending just three hours a day outside soaking up that natural light can […]

UV Rays Can Increase Risk of Cataracts

Everyone knows that UV rays are responsible for the development of skin cancer, but what a lot of people aren’t aware of is that UV rays can actually increase your risk of developing cataracts and other vision problems. This fact has not always been known. Before fairly recently when various studies were performed that linked […]

Keeping Your Eyes Safe on Vacation

When you’re on vacation, protecting your eye health is just as important as it is when you’re at home. Eye injuries can occur on vacation that may require immediate treatment. Your contact lenses or glasses can become lost or damaged while on vacation. You may even experience problems with your vision while you’re away from […]

Americans Don’t Know the Real Dangers of UV Rays

UV rays can have damaging effects on your eyes if they are left unprotected. This is a fact that not everyone knows, which is why more healthcare professionals are trying to spread the word about the importance of protecting your eyes when you’re outside. Whether it’s cloudy or sunny, UV rays can still hurt your […]

Developing a Daily Eye Routine to Maintain Healthy Vision

Everyone knows that to maintain a healthy body you have to eat right and exercise, visit the doctor regularly, and take prescribed medications correctly. Well, to maintain healthy eyes a lot of the same things apply. If you want your eyes to stay strong and healthy, then you need to take care of them on […]

Top 3 Dangers to Your Eyesight

Choices you make everyday will have an impact on your eyesight for years to come. Everyday we do things that are not healthy for our eyes and just by making better choices we can prolong our healthy eyesight. Three of the top dangers to your eyesight are diet, sun exposure and smoking.  By understanding the […]

Can Eyes Get Sunburned?

Although exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun or artificial sources, like a tanning bed, can be damaging to your vision, your eyes do not get sunburned the same way your skin does. They will not turn pink or red, or become a darker color. When eyes are sunburned, this usually means that […]

Fun Vision Facts – Part 4

Regular readers of our blog will remember our Fun Vision Facts series and today it’s time for some more fun with optics! We’ve enjoyed putting together for you the wackiest, most surprising and wow-factor facts about all things eye-related. The eyes are truly an amazing muscle and though some of these facts are more silly than […]

How to Choose Sunglasses for Your Kids

We make sure our kids eat right, get enough sleep, and learn their ABCs. Yet while 65 percent of adults in the U.S. wear sunglasses, only 39 percent make sure their children’s delicate eyes are protected from the sun. It is believed that our eyes get 80 percent of their total lifetime exposure to the […]

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