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The month of December means winter is here and the holidays are upon us. The Christmas season should be merry and families will celebrate and children everywhere will open toys. So, December is also a safe toys and celebration awareness month. Here are a few ways to celebrate the holidays and still promote good quality eye health for young and old alike. Inappropriate toys can damage a child’s eyesight or even cause blindness. Buy children toys that are appropriate for...

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

The month of November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Diabetes has become so common in the United States that, according to the CDC’s statistical report on the disease, 9.3% of the population of the United States has the disease; this number translates to 29.1 million people. Also, 27.8% of the people who have the disease are undiagnosed. Did you know that the number one cause of blindness amongst working class Americans is Diabetes? When you consider that over...

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

The month of October is eye injury prevention month and, also, Halloween safety. Half of all eye injuries happen at home. It is important to take precaution to prevent eye injuries that can occur both inside and outside of the home. Acting responsibly and wearing eye protection can prevent most eye injuries. In the home there are many things that can cause eye injuries. Household chemicals, for instance, can be very hard on a person’s eyes. When using spray nozzles,...

September is Healthy Aging Month

The month of September is healthy aging month. When we age our eyesight can deteriorate; it is, however, possible to maintain healthy eyes or even possibly slow the progression of common eye problems by living a healthy lifestyle. The first step towards quality eye health is to see your eye care professional. Your eye care professional can determine certain eye problems that are not diagnosed symptomatically by poor eye sight, and if these problems go untreated, it will have a...

Back to School Eye Exams

The month of August means that the end of summer vacation is approaching quickly. And, while the past few months have been enjoyed at the pool or outside at play, with the school year approaching, it is time to consider your students eye health. If a child’s eyesight has changed over the summer vacation, they could face difficulties in the coming school year. A routine eye exam can find any problems that may have crept up. Problems such as...

Senior Independence

The month of July is the time to both consider and celebrate independence, and Vision Optical is celebrating both the independence of this country as well as the independence of the older members of our community this July. On average, adults sixty five and older are at the greatest risk for eye impairment, and one in six adults age sixty five and older has some type of vision impairment that is not correctable by either glasses or contacts. Vision problems...

Cataract Awareness

Cataracts are merely a clouding of the eye’s lens, and this cloud blocks the light that passes into the eye. Because of the cloudiness of the eye’s lens, a person’s vision may become blurry. Cataracts are very common, mostly in the elderly, and statistical data finds that more than half of Americans will have cataracts by the time that they are eighty. While the cause of cataracts is unknown, cataracts develop more frequently with age. There are several possible...

July 2015 Deserving Child Campaign

Do you know a deserving child who needs an eye exam or a backpack full of school supplies? Fill out the form below to nominate a deserving child to win a free eye exam, free pair of sunglasses and a backpack full of school supplies. [gravityform id="3" title="true" description="true"]
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Importance of Sunglasses

Protecting your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) light will protect your vision. Exposure to the sun can increase problems with the corneas, lens, and your eyelid. Did you know the area most prone to skin cancer is around your eyes? Individuals that do not wear sunglasses are at an increased risk of dealing with cataracts and other serious eye health issues. People often look for sunglasses based on the appearance and comfort, but they need to start considering their health....
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Importance of Eye Exams

Eye exams are often overlooked when it comes to the things you check up on periodically. Unfortunately, many eye problems spring up with little-to-no prior warning, which is why seeing your doctor every couple of years is so important. The visit needs to be to an eye doctor, because your family physician is unlikely to have the equipment necessary to diagnose problematic conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration. Taking Steps Against Vision Loss Whether the impending disease is macular degeneration, cataracts...