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How Can Vitamin D Deficiency Negatively Impact Eye Health?

How Can Vitamin D Deficiency Negatively Impact Eye Health? Tired woman at work

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient the body needs for many vital processes. It promotes healthy bones and teeth, regulates insulin levels, benefits the immune system, and supports lung function, cardiovascular health, and brain and nervous system health.5 Vitamin D also plays a vital role in protecting against conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, […]

Medical Management as a Tool to Improve Eye Health Quality and Reduce Costs

Medical Management as a Tool to Improve Eye Health Quality and Reduce Costs Medical management

Optimal eye health is the gateway to overall wellness. Without a proper care plan in place, it can be difficult to make arrangements for eye care and detect vision issues as well as potential diseases. That’s why managed eye care is critical for health.

More than meets the eye? The link between the eyes and heart

More than meets the eye? The link between the eyes and heart Woman holding hands together in the shape of a heart

More in common than meets the eye? Evidence suggests that the eyes and the heart, two very different organs, have more in common than one might expect. They share many characteristics that may help in the detection, prevention, and treatment of multiple health conditions.

Healthy eating tips that support eye health

Healthy eating tips that support eye health Uncooked salmon next to some vegetables

Did you know that adding certain nutrients to your diet can help preserve your vision and improve eye health? Research conducted by the National Eye Institute (NEI) confirmed that certain variations of nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, Omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, and zeaxanthin, and zinc may help preserve vision and reduce the risk […]

Protect your eyes when using cleaning agents and hair dyes

Protect your eyes when using cleaning agents and hair dyes Woman cleaning windows

During these challenging times, many of us are focused on keeping our homes clean and free from germs, including the COVID-19 virus. We may be using certain cleaning agents for the first time. It’s important to remember that these contain chemicals that can cause irritation and injury to your eyes, especially when used in areas […]

4 helpful ways to prevent your face mask from fogging your glasses

4 helpful ways to prevent your face mask from fogging your glasses Woman with mask looking at foggy glasses

During these unprecedented times, most of us are following the CDC guidelines for wearing face masks in public to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, for the 64 percent of Americans who wear glasses – and countless others who wear sunglasses – this new public health mandate comes with an unexpected consequence: foggy […]

Most common causes of vision loss in seniors and the importance of regular eye exams for prevention

Most common causes of vision loss in seniors and the importance of regular eye exams for prevention Senior woman using laptop and smartphone

As we age, changes occur with our vision. Some of these changes are perfectly normal and may not signify cause for alarm, while others can have a life-changing impact. Some of these changes may come without any symptoms and can have the ability to affect our vision and quality of life permanently.

Yoga for the eyes

Yoga for the eyes Illustration of a woman doing yoga

Yoga is a wonderful exercise for both flexibility and stress reduction. But did you know it can also benefit your eyes and vision? Our newest infographic shows you three yoga exercises for your eyes that can relieve eyestrain and support overall eye health.

Pets and Vision: Why Some Pets Cause Eye Irritation

Pets and Vision: Why Some Pets Cause Eye Irritation Woman playing with dog

A pet is the best friend you can have – unless you’re allergic to one. Have you experienced eye irritation after contact with pets? Or maybe after entering a room with pets? In the United States, pet allergies are common. Approximately 15 to 30% of Americans suffer from pet allergies according to a study by Asthma and […]

Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks Safety Tips Group of people enjoying fireworks

Each year, thousands of Americans visit emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries. 35% of those injured are under the age of 151. Regulations have helped make fireworks safer, though inherently they remain potentially hazardous. Firecrackers Firecrackers can cause eye injuries if they erupt at close range. Someone inspecting a firecracker that failed to go off could […]

Popular lens options

Popular lens options Close up of woman with eye glasses

Eyeglass wearers have many lens options available to them that will enhance their comfort and provide added vision benefits. The listing below details some of the most popular options and explains how they can help you experience the best results from your new eyeglasses. Talk to your eye care professional today to find out more!

Sun worshipers, beware!

Sun worshipers, beware! Hand holding glasses above ground

After a long, frozen winter, we cheer when the sun finally begins to warm the Earth. But beware of the power of this life-giving, dazzling star! As we spend more time outdoors at beaches, ballgames, parks and pools, the sun’s constant UV (ultraviolet) light radiation can damage our eyes. Over time, too much UV exposure […]

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