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Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Pop quiz! Who is at a greater risk of developing eye disease: men or women? If you guessed “both”, then you’re not alone – but you’re also not correct. Despite common belief, women are significantly more likely to develop common eye diseases then men. According to a study conducted by the organization Prevent Blindness America, women make up the majority [...]

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month2021-05-25T22:23:26+00:00
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Keep Your Eyes Safe this Halloween!

Halloween is an exciting holiday for children and adults alike. Fun costumes, scary movies, deliciously spooky snacks… what’s not to love? This Halloween, Eye Care Professionals encourages our community to practice safe and healthy habits. Below, check out some of these eye safety tips for Halloween as recommended by the American Optometric Association! Bring a flashlight If you’re trick-or-treating at [...]

Keep Your Eyes Safe this Halloween!2021-05-25T22:25:22+00:00
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How to keep your eyes safe from UV rays

What’s the worst thing that could happen if you forget to wear your sunglasses? During the summer months, people tend to spend more time outdoors. If you leave your sunglasses at home, it might be tempting to shrug it off. You might need to squint a little, you figure. What’s the worst that could happen? As it turns out, exposure [...]

How to keep your eyes safe from UV rays2021-05-25T22:26:22+00:00

Head Hits Can Cause Vision Problems

Did you know getting hit on the head during a football game can increase the risk of developing vision problems? In a study, the researchers raised concerns regarding football head impacts no matter how mild they may be. Led by Keisuke Kawata, a PhD candidate at Temple University, the researchers postulated that even non-concussive hits to the cranium can trigger [...]

Head Hits Can Cause Vision Problems2021-05-25T22:27:10+00:00
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September is Healthy Aging Month

It’s never too late to take care of your vision! September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual health observance designed to encourage people to start healthy habits and increase their physical, social, financial, and mental wellbeing. “We saw a need to draw attention to the myths of aging, to shout out ‘Hey, it’s not too late to take control of [...]

September is Healthy Aging Month2021-05-25T22:28:22+00:00

National Picnic Month

July is National Picnic month! This July, why not try out some picnic foods that are good for your eyesight? Below, we recommend some creative recipes that’ll feed both your stomach and your eyes. Pan Bagnat A pan bagnat is a sandwich that originates from the Provence region in France. Typical ingredients include tuna, green peppers, hard-boiled eggs, olives, tomato, [...]

National Picnic Month2021-05-25T22:29:07+00:00
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Fireworks Safety: Keeping Your Eyes Safe

In the month surrounding the Fourth of July, an average of 280 people go to the emergency room each day with fireworks-related injuries. This July, Eye Care Professionals encourages our community to take care and practice fireworks safety when using backyard fireworks. Fireworks safety 101 Every year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes an annual report about fireworks-related injuries [...]

Fireworks Safety: Keeping Your Eyes Safe2021-05-25T22:36:30+00:00

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week: Swimming With Contact Lenses

The week before Memorial Day marks Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, an annual awareness week that aims to prevent drowning, pool chemical injuries, and illness outbreaks. This year, Eye Care Professionals encourages our patients to pay special attention to their contact lens habits, particularly if they’re thinking about swimming with contact lenses. Is it safe to wear contact lenses in [...]

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week: Swimming With Contact Lenses2021-05-25T22:47:44+00:00
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Signs and Symptoms Associated with Diabetes and Diabetic Eye Disease

Eye Care Professionals encourages individuals to watch for the signs and symptoms associated with diabetes and diabetic eye disease. What are some common diabetes symptoms? Diabetes is a surprisingly common disorder, affecting 9.4 percent of the US population. As people get older, their likelihood of developing the disorder increases. Researchers estimate that one quarter (25.2 percent) of Americans over the [...]

Signs and Symptoms Associated with Diabetes and Diabetic Eye Disease2021-05-25T23:50:46+00:00
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