With the beginning of March comes the wonderful thought of spring break. Warmer weather, beaches, relaxation and more are on the minds of many high school and college-aged students this time of year. While you may have a calm spring break planned, many will be headed to a beach in hopes of warm air and sunny days. One thing many tend to forget, however, are the protection of their eyes. Laying on the beach and playing sand volleyball are some of our favorite pastimes, but they are also times when sunglasses are a necessity! Continue Reading
February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month. As February is coming to a close, we wanted to take a second to remind you that awareness of Macular Degeneration is the key to saving vision.
For those who aren’t positive what this disorder entails, is happens when degenerative protein/lipids deposit under the retina. This can lead to abnormal blood vessels growing or fluid leaking and disrupting the retinal cells. If these vessels grow into the macula, then central vision is lost. ARDM is the leading cause of central vision loss for Americans 50 years and older. Continue Reading
You may have a love-hate relationship with Valentine’s Day, but this year we’re going to give you multiple reasons to adore it. There have been movies made, songs recorded, books written, and more, but what about showing some love for your eyes? For many, this holiday means an exciting evening at a fancy restaurant with a loved one, for others it’s a night in with family, and for some it is a night out on the town with friends to celebrate the single life. This Valentine’s Day, however, we think you should make it about you, and more specifically, your eyes! Continue Reading
With the intense winter weather these past few weeks, it’s no surprise that our eyes probably aren’t the happiest right now. Extreme cold dries out your skin, and unfortunately it dries out your eyes as well. Now seems like the perfect time to take a few minutes to give you some tips on how to keep your eyes happy and healthy during this bitterly cold winter season. Continue Reading
As January comes to a close, so does Glaucoma Awareness Month, but that doesn’t mean we should stop thinking about the disease. Glaucoma currently affects 2.7 million people over 40 in the United States alone. This number is projected to increase to 4.2 million by 2030 according to the National Eye Institute. We don’t know about you, but this sounds frightening to us! Continue Reading
It’s no surprise that we love glasses and wear them every chance we get. You might be surprised to find out that having a pair of glasses for every occasion is actually a great way to keep your eyes protected from the elements.
First we’ll start with sunglasses. It’s a well-known fact that the right pair of sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays. This is probably the most important pair of protective eye wear you will own. We spend so much time outdoors, and most of the time aren’t considering the safety of our eyes. Even on cloudy, snowy days wearing sunglasses is a must. Continue Reading