Despite the dangers of COVID-19, many people in the US are still looking forward to Halloween in 2020. Even though people may likely limit parties, trick-or-treating, and other celebrations on October 31st, Halloween 2020 will still be special due to a rare phenomenon: The Blue Moon. Unfamiliar with the Blue Moon?...

Are you thinking about learning to scuba dive but you’re worried about your visual impairment? If so, you’ll be pleased to hear the good news: you can become a diver even if your vision is not perfect. Whether you’re shortsighted, nearsighted, or have astigmatism, there are contact lenses to correct your vision. And for...

Halloween contact lenses Halloween contact lenses are also known as decorative contact lenses, costume contact lenses, novelty contact lenses, or special effect contact lenses. People use these contact lenses to elevate the look of their costumes on Halloween. Actors and actresses also use these contact lenses when playing characters such as vampires, werewolves, or...

If your child meets this criteria, they could be ready for contact lenses.
Whether your daughter hates the way she looks in glasses or your son is tired of the way they interfere with after-school sports activities, eventually your child may ask about switching from glasses to contact lenses. As a parent, this can be a heavy subject – contact lenses can be expensive and come with a new set of responsibilities...

Smoking can irritate and damage contact lenses.
Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. It’s a risk factor for cardiovascular, respiratory diseases, and cancer, but did you know it’s a contributing factor in many common eye diseases? From cataracts and macular degeneration to glaucoma and uveitis, smoking cigarettes can put you at risk for a variety of...

Look out for these symptoms as they could be a sign your child has a vision problem.
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), one-in-four children have a vision problem. Since 80 percent of a school’s curriculum is taught visually, vision problems can negatively impact a child’s ability to learn. While many schools conduct basic eye screenings, these are not a substitute for a thorough eye exam by an optometrist. The AOA recommends eye exams at...

Improper contact lens care sends thousands to the emergency room each year.
While contact lenses are a convenient alternative to glasses, they can also present serious health problems if used improperly. In a first-of-its-kind study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that United States’ residents make nearly a million visits to the doctor for eye infections each year. The study analyzed three national databases of outpatient care centers...

Computer eye strain is the number one eye-related complaint in the United States
Computer eye strain is the number one eye-related complaint in the United States, and it’s no wonder – the average American adult spends nine hours a day staring into screens. If you’re experiencing eye strain symptoms like itchy, tired, or burning eyes and headaches or loss of focus and spend a large chunk of your day in front of...

Ever wonder which shade of eye shadow will enhance your brown eyes? Are you looking for an eye liner that will make your green eyes pop? We all know makeup can trick the eyes, but did you know that by simply using a certain shade of shadow, liner, or mascara you can enhance your eye color and make your...

Fashion sunglasses are just that: fashionable.
A pair of stylish sunglasses is a year-round, must-have accessory – right up there with your favorite handbag or a pair of glittering, diamond earrings. Not only are sunglasses a super chic accessory, but they’re an easy way to make a statement. While some choose sunglasses that match the frame of their face, others match theirs to their own...

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