Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Littlest Eyes

Contrary to what we might think, seeing does not come naturally. Babies learn to move their eyes, focus their eyes and process what they see. Good vision is a critical component of their development and necessary as they explore the world around them. It’s important that any vision problems be detected early so they don’t cause any developmental delays. Parents…

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The ABCs on UVs

In our last post, we highlighted an initiative called Don’t Fry Day as a way to bring attention to the importance of protecting both eyes and skin from harmful UV rays. But just what are these UV rays we hear so much about and just what damage can they do? According to The UV Learning Center from Prevent Blindness America,…

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Summertime Protection is Key

Summer is so close we can taste it! The unofficial start of the summer season kicks off Memorial Day weekend as we head to the beach, fire up the grill and soak up some rays. And while those are great ways to spend the weekend, just don’t forget the shades and the sunscreen. As part of Ultraviolet Awareness Month, The…

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Glasses After Cataract Surgery?

In years past, people who had cataract surgery had to use thick, heavy lenses to provide focusing power. But intraocular – or implantable – lenses give eye surgeons the ability to replace the eye’s clouded natural lens with a crystal-clear artificial lens. The two types of cataract replacement lens are: Standard monofocal lenses – this lens provides single-vision focusing power…

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When Pink Eye Gives You the Blues

Little Johnny comes home from school with itchy, red eyes, parents’ first thought is usually “pink eye.” Although a nuisance pink eye – technically called “conjunctivitis,” is actually very common and easily treatable among children and adults. According to the CDC, pink eye is an “inflammation of the thin, clear lining of the white of the eye and inner eyelid,…

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Near Or Far?

Two common eye conditions are nearsightedness and farsightedness. In the case of nearsightedness, a person sees close objects clearly but distant objects are blurry. Farsightedness is the opposite so objects at a distance are clear and those close up are blurry. Both are common types of refractive errors – situations in which the shape of the eye prevents light from…

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Focus on Healthy Vision

In May, we observe Healthy Vision Month with the focus on encouraging early detection and treatment as well as eye safety to avoid eye problems. According to the National Eye Institute, which sponsors Healthy Vision Month, “millions of people living in the United States have undetected vision problems, eye diseases and conditions.” Along with having a regular eye exam, there…

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After LASIK, Recycle Your Contacts, Glasses

Publishing note: This post was updated on May 11, 2016 with the latest information available.  After you’ve had your LASIK surgery, you might find you have some unused contacts and glasses sitting around. So, what to do with those items? The Optical Vision Site has some terrific ideas, including donating unused and unexpired contacts to places like Goodwill and Lenscrafters…

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Give Mom the Gift of Vision

If you’re looking for a great Mother’s Day gift, think about a neat pair of sunglasses or accessories. Here’s a great African-inspired piece from Denise Solay Designs that turns any pair of glasses or sunglasses into a wardrobe accessory (pictured left). Check out The Eyecessorize Blog for some frames for reading glasses and sunglasses. We think mom would love hot…

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