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How To Keep Your Eyes Safe from Germs

This flu season, we all want to keep our eyes safe from germs and other contaminants.  

 

It is easy to remember that germs can enter our bodies through our mouth and nose, but we often forget that the eyes are just as likely of a pathway.  

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The Relationship Between Eyes and Sleep

Do you need to rest your eyes? How about a little shut-eye?  

 

It is no coincidence that we close our eyes when we are resting. There is a strong correlation between eye health and proper sleep, but many of us do not consider how our eyes will be affected when we get less than optimal rest.  

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How Often Does an Eye Prescription Change?

October 3, 2022  |  Eye Exams, eye protection, glasses, vision care

Your vision is one of the most important senses you have.  

 

For those with blurred or distorted vision, prescription eyeglasses or contacts help correct problems in the eye’s lens and result in improved vision.  

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Wear Goggles When You Swim to Prevent These Issues

Swimming is one of the best ways to stay in shape and cool off in the raging heat (not to mention it is a whole lot of fun). But pool water is treated with many harsh chemicals, including chlorine.  

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How to Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays

June 6, 2022  |  eye protection, glasses, vision care

Whenever you are outside under the sun, your eyes are under constant assault from ultraviolet (UV) rays.  

Most people know about the risks UV rays pose to their skin, but exposure to UV rays increases the risk for eye disease as well.

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What is Conjunctivitis?

March 7, 2022  |  eye disease, vision care

Conjunctivitis is one of the most common issues people experience with their eyes. Sometimes called “pink eye,” conjunctivitis is an issue in the eye that results in inflammation of the thin membrane (the conjunctiva) that lines the eyelid and the whites of the eye.  

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