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8 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor at Your Next Eye Exam  

An annual eye exam is an excellent time to learn about the health of your eyes and how you can preserve your vision. Keep reading to learn eight questions to ask your eye doctor at your next eye exam! 1. What Tests Will You Be Performing On My Eyes Today? A comprehensive eye exam includes […]


Why June Is Fireworks Safety and Cataract Awareness Month

June is fireworks safety and cataract awareness month. It is a great time to learn about steps you can take to preserve your vision and the health of your eyes. Keep reading to learn more about fireworks safety and cataracts! What Is Fireworks Safety Month? Fireworks are a traditional and festive part of July 4th […]


What You Need to Know About Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month. Although healthy vision should be on your mind all year long, May is when the American Academy of Ophthalmology brings awareness to the importance of proper eye care. Being aware of eye diseases and your risk is one of the most important ways to maintain your healthy vision. You can […]


Can Taking Accutane Increase the Likelihood of Developing Dry Eyes?

For those who struggle with acne, some types of medication can be beneficial. If you see a dermatologist for chronic acne, they’ll likely give some prescription topical or oral medication. One of these medications, Accutane, is an oral medication often prescribed for severe chronic acne that hasn’t responded to non-prescription and topical treatments. However, this […]


4 Tips to Follow During Sports Eye Safety Month

April is Sports Eye Safety Month. This month can serve as a reminder for athletes and the parents of athletes to consider eye safety during physical activities. Eye injuries are common in many sports, and the vast majority of injuries can be avoided by proper eye protection. Keep reading to learn four tips to follow […]


Be Diligent During Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, as recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. If you work in certain fields that involve various hazards, like construction, you may have already put some thought into how to keep your eyes safe. But your eye health is something you should consider no matter where you work. Even […]


Don’t Forget About Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month!

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month. AMD is one of several age-related eye conditions that are very common in older adults. AMD awareness is essential because the condition doesn’t show any symptoms until permanent damage has already occurred to your vision. The best way to prevent this damage is through early detection. The […]


Are Fake Eyelashes Detrimental to Your Eye Health?

Many people long for longer eyelashes. One popular way to achieve this look is with fake eyelashes. While it is possible to use fake eyelashes safely, they can pose a significant risk to your eye health. Anything you put near your eyes, including eye makeup, can pose some risk of introducing foreign bodies to your […]


Clear Vision is the Best End of Year Gift!

With the holiday season in full effect, you may be scrambling to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. There are so many things to choose from when it comes to gift-giving, making it a little overwhelming. But this year, why not think outside of the box by giving something a little less apparent? […]


Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

Did you know that December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month? The holiday season can be an exciting but stressful time, especially if you have children. You want them to have the best holiday while also staying safe. Emergency room visits go up every year around the holidays, with many due to injuries from toys […]


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