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Halloween Contact Lenses Can Be Scarier Than You Think

October 31, 2017

Contact lenses that give you the eyes of a tiger, zombie or vampire can add that extra scary touch to your Halloween costume, but they can also cause some scary problems. However eye doctors are teaming up to warn parents and teens that purchasing decorative contact lenses without a prescription can create serious problem for eye health.

Trick or Treating Safety Tips

October 31, 2017

Halloween is an exciting time for kids – getting to run around outside after dark, dressed as whatever their imaginations can conjure, getting all the candy they can carry – but it can also be dangerous. Costumes can limit movement and vision, making them both hard to see by drivers, and make the kids unable to see cars in the dark. Make sure their trick or treating experience is full of happy, safe memories with these tips.

Can Drinking Coffee Be Good For Your Eyes?

September 29, 2017

Drinking Coffee May Protect Your Vision

You may have heard before that drinking coffee is bad for you, mainly because of the caffeine that it contains. You may have even told your own kids they couldn’t drink coffee because it would stunt their growth and stain their teeth. Sound familiar? Most parents probably say this, including your own parents. But recent studies show that drinking coffee can actually have benefits for your health, including protecting your eye health.

Deciphering Your Contact Lens Prescription

September 25, 2017

For many users, contact lenses can be worn and then forgot about until it’s time to take them out again. However, because of the seeming simplicity of their use, it’s often overlooked that they are still a medical device and have specific instructions for comfortable wear. Below is a list of common questions about being fitted for, buying, and wearing contact lenses.

Be Safe This Fall With Yard Work Safety Tips

September 11, 2017

The change in seasons means it’s time to drain the pool, clean out plants and rake the lawn. Before starting, remember that as necessary as fall cleanup is to home ownership, so too is safety.

Adhere to the following tips to help ensure the results of fall yard cleanup is only preparation for winter, a great looking home, and not serious injury.

Comparing the Benefits of Flaxseed Oil and Fish Oil for Dry Eyes

August 21, 2017

By now you’ve probably heard that Flaxseed oil and fish oil contain important dietary fatty acids that have multiple health benefits, including prevention or treatment of dry eyes.

Other benefits include a lower risk of heart disease and a reduction of chronic inflammation that can lead to a variety of serious diseases, including cancer and stroke. Chronic inflammation has been indicated as an underlying cause of osteoarthritis and Alzheimer's disease. Research also suggests these same fatty acids may reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.

Why Your Child’s Back to School Eye Exam May Not be Enough in Arizona

August 11, 2017

Every year, as inevitable as that very first morning bell, your child’s school requires your little one to take an Arizona eye exam. And because the exam is performed by the school nurse, you might just think that this in-school vision screening may be everything your child needs when it comes to maintaining healthy vision year after year. But unfortunately, that fact couldn’t be further from the truth.

How to watch an eclipse safely

July 25, 2017

On August 21, 2017, the entire United states will experience a partial eclipse – and for those lucky enough to be in parts of 11 states, a full eclipse.

The Great American Eclipse of 2017, as it is referred to, offers an exciting opportunity to experience this exciting event.

However, looking directly at the sun an eclipse can permanently damage your vision and potentially blind you, so it is important to plan so you can experience it safely.

Keeping your eyes safe this Fourth of July

July 03, 2017

Independence Day is upon us again and the bright sparkles and thunderous crackling of fireworks are an exciting and expected part of the celebration.

Fireworks can be a great source of family entertainment when used safely, however, it’s important to remember fireworks are inherently dangerous.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 250 people end up in the emergency room every day during the month of July, with injuries to the hands, face, legs and eyes.

Back to School Eyewear Trends for 2017 and The Importance of Kids Eye Exams

July 01, 2017

Every sun-kissed, popsicle-craving, sprinkler-on-the-lawn-loving child knows: September means saying goodbye to those colorful sunglasses and saying hello to a binder-sized pencil pouch chock-full of school supplies.

And though your little one may not be looking forward to trading in those grass-stained shorts for a fresh school year wardrobe, the back to school to-do list doesn’t just end at backpacks, ballpoint pens, and blouses: your son or daughter should also have a back to school eye exam before they hit the books.

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