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Is Screen Time Harming Your Kids’ Eyes?

Is Screen Time Harming Your Kids’ Eyes?

The blue light emitted from smartphones can lead to numerous eye problems in children. The impacts can range from temporary health issues like headaches to long term vision changes. As a parent, you might be wondering how too much screen time will affect your kids’ eyes. Read on to learn how prolonged screen time can impact their vision, and why it’s important to limit their exposure.

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How to Love Your Eyes More

How to Love Your Eyes More

2020 is here, and you have probably set some intentions for the coming year. You already know the importance of taking care of your physical health through exercise, sleep, and proper diet. However, did you know that some of these practices have the added benefit of maintaining your eye health? Setting regular eye care habits now can help you maintain healthy and robust vision for the rest of your life. Not sure where to start? Read on for a few simple tips on how to love your eyes.

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Why is a Pupil Dilation Test Important for You?

Why is a Pupil Dilation Test Important for You?

One of the first parts of an eye exam includes a test of your vision, perhaps to determine changes in your eyesight or an eyeglass prescription. In addition, the doctor may perform what is called a pupil dilation test. This test is utilized to increase the size of the pupils so the doctor can view the entire retina. Learn more about the pupil dilation test as well other parts of the exam below.

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Do Your Eyes Grow with Age?

Do Your Eyes Grow with Age?

Although it’s not the most common topic to discuss when it comes to aging and physical health, it’s important to understand how our eyes grow and develop. Did you know that at birth our eyes are about two-thirds smaller than they’ll be when we reach adulthood? It’s true. And, understanding your eyes will help you take better care of them in the future. Read on to learn how the eyes grow and develop from birth to late adult life. 

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How to Use Your Flexible Spending Account at Looking Glass Optical

How to Use Your Flexible Spending Account at Looking Glass Optical

Did you know that you can use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for eye care? It’s true. So, if you’ve been putting off your annual eye exam or you’re waiting to update your eyeglass prescription, now’s the time to prioritize your eye health. However, some individuals may not be aware of what a Flexible Spending Account is or what it covers when it comes to eye care. Luckily, we’ve made it easy for you to learn everything you need to know about using your FSA at Looking Glass Optical.

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Can Their Glasses Inspire Your Gift-Giving?

Can Their Glasses Inspire Your Gift-Giving?

Nowadays, eyeglasses have become fashion statements. Just like the clothes you choose, your glasses reflect your fashion preferences and personality. With the holidays right around the corner, you might take a different approach when thinking of gifts for your loved ones. Here’s a roundup of the most common eyeglass frames and some cool gift ideas for those who wear them.

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Famous Eyeglass Styles Throughout the Years

Famous Eyeglass Styles Throughout the Years

Did you know that people used to dread wearing prescription eyeglasses and opted for contact lenses instead? A century later, eyeglasses are now considered a fashion accessory. Even people who don’t need eyeglasses are wearing them to complete their outfits for the day. Thankfully, the 20th century presents various eyeglass styles but still, it pays to look back on the eyeglass frames that paved the way for modern designs.

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What You Need to Know About Halloween Contact Lenses

What You Need to Know About Halloween Contact Lenses

In recent years, decorative contacts have grown in popularity, especially around the Halloween season to add a finishing touch on spooky costumes. They’re also available with or without vision correction to add special effects, color, and dimension. However, while it may be tempting to reach for a pair of cat-eye or zombie lenses, it’s important to know the facts first. Here’s what you need to know about Halloween contact lenses.

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Optimal Screen Color for Your Eyes

Optimal Screen Color for Your Eyes

In this day and age, avoiding excess screen time is virtually an impossible task. Most Americans are spending upwards of nine hours a day in front of screens. You’re even reading this article on a screen right now. But, while this lifestyle appears to be the new norm, it’s not necessarily healthy, especially when it comes to our eyes. Luckily, adjusting the screen color and brightness on your devices can help. Continue on to learn more. 

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