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?...

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...

More than half of American adults need corrective lenses, experiencing vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. The decision to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses for vision correction mostly depends on your personal preferences. Lifestyle, comfort, convenience, budget, and aesthetics should all be considered before making that decision. Bear in mind that one is not necessarily...

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...

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...

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...

There are many health benefits to being active on a regular basis, and people have been more open to exploring different ways of being active due to all the time spent in quarantine. Over 50% of mobile phone users in the US have downloaded at least one fitness app, proving that more and more people are keen...

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...

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...

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...

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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...