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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

Embracing Healthy Aging – Tips for a Vibrant Life

September is Healthy Aging Month, a time to celebrate the wisdom and experience that come with getting older while also focusing on maintaining good health and vitality. Aging is a natural part of life, and with the right approach, you can age gracefully and enjoy a high quality of life well into your golden years.

From the Greatest Generation (those now over 93), the Silent Generation (those between 75 and 92), and Baby Boomers (56 to 74) to Gen-Xers (40 to 55),… Continue reading

Safety at Sunset – Fall Driving Tips

Fall is a season of stunning foliage, cooler temperatures, and cozy evenings. However, as the days grow shorter, many drivers find themselves contending with decreased visibility and increased accident risks when driving at night. For older adults, who may already face certain challenges when it comes to driving, this shift in lighting conditions can be particularly challenging.


Understanding the Challenges of Fall Night Driving

  • Decreased Visibility: As autumn sets in, daylight hours become shorter, and the transition from dusk to darkness occurs earlier in the evening. This reduced visibility… Continue reading

Clear Sight, Better Game: Why Active Eyewear is a Must-Have in Sports

Participating in sports is a fantastic way to stay fit, improve coordination, and boost overall well-being. However, many sports come with inherent risks, and one aspect often overlooked is the protection of our most vital sensory organ: the eyes. Sports-related eye injuries are more common than you might think, but with proper awareness and the use of active eyewear, you can enjoy your favorite activities while safeguarding your vision.

The Prevalence of Sports-Related Eye Injuries

University of Illinois College of Medicine states, “Sports and recreational activities cause more than 40,000… Continue reading

Understanding Migraines and Vision Loss: Exploring Ocular Migraine Types

Migraines are debilitating headaches that affect millions of people worldwide. While most associated with severe head pain, migraines can also involve various visual disturbances, including temporary vision loss. These episodes, known as ocular migraines, can be frightening and confusing for those experiencing them.

What are Migraines and Vision Loss?

Migraines are neurological conditions characterized by recurring severe headaches often accompanied by other symptoms. Vision loss or visual disturbances are common occurrences during a migraine attack, affecting approximately 20% of migraine sufferers. These visual disturbances can manifest in various ways, including… Continue reading

From Blurry to Brilliant: How Eye Exams Improve Learning Outcomes in Children

As parents, we prioritize our children’s overall health and well-being by making sure they receive proper nutrition, regular check-ups, and vaccinations. However, one aspect of their health that is sometimes overlooked is their vision. The ability to see clearly plays a crucial role in a child’s learning and development. Undiagnosed vision problems can significantly impact their educational progress and overall quality of life.

The Connection between Vision and Learning:

According to the American Optometric Association, one in four school-age children has a vision disorder, yet school vision screenings miss… Continue reading

From Backpacks to Blue Light: Tips on Preserving Eye Health in the Back-to-School Hustle

The excitement of going back to school is often accompanied by a flurry of preparations, from shopping for school supplies to adjusting to new routines. However, in our increasingly digital world, another aspect that parents need to be mindful of is the potential for eye strain and blue technology overload in children. 

Do you find yourself spending more time in front of your computer? Working from home, remote learning for your kids, texting, social media, TV – we never seem to be able to take a break from technology.… Continue reading

Tips for a Safe 4th of July Celebrations

Fireworks have long been associated with celebrations, captivating audiences with their vibrant displays of light and color. However, it’s crucial to remember that fireworks are not just innocent sources of entertainment. They come with inherent risks and dangers, particularly when handled by untrained individuals. By raising awareness about fireworks safety, we hope to ensure that celebrations remain accident-free for everyone involved.

Personal fireworks, such as firecrackers, bottle rockets, and Roman candles, may seem harmless when viewed from afar. However, the reality is far from it. In untrained hands, these pyrotechnic… Continue reading

Summer, Sunglasses & Sunscreen

It seems like June and summer hit all at once. As we enjoy the outdoor activities of summer, sunscreen and sunglasses are a winning combination. Sunglasses are an easy solution that makes life more comfortable when outdoors, while also providing critical protection from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays.  But…all sunglasses don’t provide the protection you need to protect your eyes. UV sunglasses play a crucial role in protecting our eyes from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Importance of UV Sunglasses:

UV rays, particularly UVA and UVB,… Continue reading