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The Great North American Eclipse: A Viewer’s Guide to Eye-Safe Skywatching

Get ready, skywatchers! Something super cool is about to happen in the sky on April 8, 2024. It’s called “The Great North American Eclipse.” Imagine a game of cosmic peek-a-boo where the moon covers up the sun for a little while, creating a magical show in the sky. It’s like nature’s own big screen event, and everyone’s invited to watch. But wait, before participating there’s an important rule: you need to keep your eyes safe! Let’s chat about how to enjoy the eclipse without hurting our eyes.

Understanding the Solar… Continue reading

Preschool Registration and the ABCs of Your Child’s Eye Exams

Preschool registration marks a significant milestone in a child’s educational journey, opening the doors to a world of learning and discovery. Children are introduced to a structured learning environment, but they also build social and cognitive skills. In this environment, young minds take their first steps toward independence, creativity, and cooperation. Preschool offers opportunities for growth, as children prepare to immerse themselves in a nurturing environment designed to foster curiosity and a love for learning.

Did you know that 5-10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children may face vision… Continue reading

Parent Tips to Manage Eye Strain

Although we’ve had a mild winter, the cold weather and long winter nights keep many indoors. It’s no surprise that technology has become a trusty companion for both kids and parents combating cabin fever. Smartphones, iPads, computers, and gaming systems provide entertainment, but recent studies suggest that this increased screen time might be contributing to eye strain in children. Recognizing the symptoms and implementing preventive measures is important for safeguarding eye health.

The Impact of Winter Screen Time:

The winter season often confines families indoors, prompting an uptick in screen… Continue reading

Vision Matters: A Closer Look at February’s AMD Awareness Initiatives

This month is designated as National Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month. Millions of people in the United States are living with a visual impairment that can significantly impact the quality of life for millions of Americans aged 60 and above. Current statistics reveal that an alarming 1.6 million Americans are grappling with the effects of AMD.

AMD is a disease that blurs the sharp, central vision you need for straight-ahead activities and tasks such as reading and driving. The disease affects the macula; the part of… Continue reading

Understanding Glaucoma & the Value of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Are you ready for the New Year? Resolutions for better health often include eating better, exercising, and cutting down on sugar intake. While many people have resolutions to improve their health, they tend to not include an annual medical physical, 6 month dental visits and an annual eye exam. 

Vision, a priceless gift often taken for granted, can be threatened by silent conditions like glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, often leading to irreversible vision loss and is often referred to as… Continue reading

Is it Pink Eye?

Flu season is in full swing with the flu and conjunctivitis often referred to as pink eye often goes hand in hand with a cold or flu. While it might sound like a minor inconvenience, pink eye can be uncomfortable and, in some cases, highly contagious. Nonetheless, proper handwashing can be the key to not spreading those nasty germs.

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is caused by inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid and helps to keep the eyelid and eyeball moist… Continue reading

Eyes on Style: Carolina Herrera’s New Frameline Eyewear Collection

Bissell Eye Care is excited to announce Carolina Herrera, our new designer eyewear frame line. In the world of fashion and luxury, few names are as synonymous with timeless elegance and sophistication as Carolina Herrera. This eyewear is a perfect blend of high fashion, innovative design, and functional elegance, offering a unique perspective on the world of eyeglasses and sunglasses.

The Carolina Herrera’s eyewear collection is a testament to her enduring commitment to style. Whether you require prescription glasses or simply want to elevate your fashion game with a pair… Continue reading

Vision Matters: National Diabetic Month and the Fight Against Diabetic Retinopathy

November is National Diabetic Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about diabetes, its complications, and the importance of managing this chronic condition. One aspect of diabetes management is the potential impact it can have on our eyes, particularly diabetic retinopathy. In this blog, we will explore the significance of regular eye exams, the connection between diabetes and eye health, and why diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of vision loss among working adults.

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes-related complication that affects the eyes. It occurs… Continue reading

Halloween Costume Safety and Eye Care: A Spooktacular Guide

Halloween is a favorite holiday for many, offering the chance to transform into someone or something entirely different for a night of spooky fun. However, amidst the excitement of picking the perfect costume, it’s important to prioritize safety and eye care. From tripping hazards to sharp objects and nonprescription contacts, understanding the potential risks is essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable Halloween.

 

1. Avoid Tripping Hazards

When choosing or creating a Halloween costume, it’s important to consider the potential tripping hazards. Costumes that are too long or have… Continue reading

Eyes on Safety: A Comprehensive Look at Safety Glasses and Their Uses

October is National Eye Safety Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of eye health and safety. Safety glasses are an essential piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) designed to protect the eyes from potential hazards in various environments. They are crucial for maintaining eye safety in workplaces, laboratories, construction sites, and even during recreational activities. There are different types of safety glasses available, each catering to specific needs and potential risks.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “There were 18,510 eye-related injury or illness… Continue reading

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