Eye injuries happen, and often when we least expect them. According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 700,000 Americans injure their eyes at work each year, and another 125,000 injure their eyes at home. Another 40,000 eye injuries occur while playing sports and thousands more go unreported each year. Did you know though up to 90% of all eye injuries could be avoided with the proper eye protection? Sure, safety goggles may not make a fashion statement, but they will protect you from potential blindness and also save you a costly trip to the E.R.
Choosing the right frames for your glasses can feel a bit like picking out a new car. With so many styles and looks, the whole process can leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused. What style speaks to me? How do they work with my face? Do they complement my features or serve as a distraction?
The good news about football season is getting together with friends, cheering on the home team, enjoy a few “beverages” and munching on some scrumptious snacks. The bad news is, by the time the quarterback has passed for 200 yards, you’ve consumed a full season’s worth of calories.
Nationwide Vision has teamed up with 98KUPD for the first annual Desert Uprising rock concert, at the stellar Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion. The two-day concert takes place on Friday, September 28th through Saturday, September 29th, and features headliners such as Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Shinedown and more. With summer winding down and school starting back up, why not give yourself something to look forward to at the beginning of your school year? Whether you choose grass seating, chairs or the pit, you’ll love rocking out with your favorite artists.
You can never be too cautious when it comes to your health, especially when we’re talking about the health of your eyes. Did you know individuals with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes are at risk for Diabetic Retinopathy, a disease which can result in blindness? But wait, there’s good news! As long as you have a comprehensive eye exam annually, you’ll have a good chance of catching the disease before it starts causing significant damage to your vision.
The human body’s system is what we call “interconnected,” meaning that changes in one part of our body, such as our eyes, can actually mean that there’s a change with another part of our body.
By having a comprehensive eye exam, your doctor may be able to spot a medical condition early, and begin a treatment plan before it starts to affect you. Since the eyes live on the surface of our bodies and are see-through, blood vessels, nerves and tissues can be easily viewed with specialized equipment.
Good vision is important in many aspects of life, but when it comes to an Olympian, good vision can be the difference between silver and gold. Whether on the court, in the pool, or in the sand, you’ll see many of the top athletes sporting protective eyewear or sunglasses while participating in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Cut the gas! Have 1950’s trends and styles really come back in full swing? You bet your bottom dollar they have, and there is no time like the present to take a blast to the past. The 1950s shows itself best this year through high-waist, pin-up girl style swimsuits, cupcake skirts and bright red lipstick. Although, one of our favorite ‘50s styles making a second appearance comes to us in the form of fabulous retro sunglasses!
Summer plans may be cooling down, but temperatures are still rising! That big yellow thing in the sky is hitting temperatures of over 100 degrees here in Arizona. Before you set off to buy a new pair of styling shades, let us fill you in on a few quick facts to help you find a pair most beneficial for your eyes.
Sunglasses help protect your eyes from a few different sunrays, including Ultraviolet rays (UVA) and UVB rays. Here’s what you need to know about these potentially harmful exposures:
No matter how much we try and deny it, fall is just around the corner. That can only mean one thing…a brand new car! If only that were true, right? The beginning of fall means the time has come to pull out those planners and start checking off the necessary things you need to get ready to go back to school.
Before returning to the classroom, one of the most important things to do is to get a routine check-up at the doctor. While basic sports physicals and checkups do a great job at checking overall health, one thing they lack is a comprehensive eye exam.