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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...

Did you know you can donate your old eyeglasses for a tax deduction?
Whether you’ve abandoned your eyeglasses for a more fashion-forward pair or have switched to wearing contacts full-time, don’t let your old glasses collect dust in a drawer – donate them to charity for a tax deduction! Instead of being one of the four million pairs of eyeglasses that end up in American landfills each year, your donated glasses can...

Glitter eye makeup can take your makeup routine to the next level.
If your makeup routine feels a little too, well, routine, why not liven it up with some glitter?  Whether you’re a fan of bright colors or subdued neutral hues, there’s always a way to add a little sparkle to your shine. Although throwing glitter on your face may have been appropriate as a pre-teen, most modern day women are...

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...

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Bad makeup practices do more than contribute to a “bad makeup” day – they can cause eye irritation and serious infections, especially for contact...