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What You Need to Know About Dry Eyes

What You Need to Know About Dry Eyes

Though it may seem like a minor inconvenience, dry eye is a significant health issue in the United States. In fact, an estimated 16 million people are reportedly diagnosed with dry eye disease, or DED, nationwide. And, according to a National Health and Wellness survey, almost 6 million people experience DED symptoms but are not formally diagnosed. So, if millions of people are suffering from symptoms, what can we do to combat the disease? And, what causes dry eye in the first place?

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Promise in Sight: What You Need to Know

Promise in Sight: What You Need to Know

Promise in Sight is a public charity and a non-profit organization. Based in Wilmington, Delaware and founded by Vivian Fasula, Lisa Stottlemyer, Alex Fasula Lambert, and Marsha Edelman, Promise in Sight has one goal in mind: to reduce preventable blindness and help preserve vision. The group travels annually to provide refractive, medical and surgical eye care to the beautiful and medically-underserved population of Nicaragua. Learn more about their mission statement, 2019 accomplishments, and sponsors.

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COVID-19: Senior Eye Care Safety & Prevention

COVID-19: Senior Eye Care Safety & Prevention

In the midst of the current COVID-19 crisis, urgent and routine eye care is essential. At Looking Glass Optical, the health and safety of our patients is our main concern. And, we understand the apprehension and caution that many may feel about re-entering a doctor’s office during this time. However, we want to assure our patients of the strict hygiene and safety precautions being implemented today.

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The Importance of PPE Eyewear During COVID-19

The Importance of PPE Eyewear During COVID-19

The COVID-19 global outbreak has resulted in a high demand for Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, across multiple industries. In order to further contain the spread of the virus, health care professionals and essential businesses are increasing their usage of PPE in the workplace. However, with the increased demand comes a shortage of accessible equipment. Continue on to learn more about Personal Protective Equipment, as well as Looking Glass’ role in providing access to PPE eyewear. 

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Ways Germs Can Spread to Your Eyes (and How to Stop It)

Ways Germs Can Spread to Your Eyes (and How to Stop It)

Bacteria is everywhere – in both “good” and “bad “forms. And, since they are so common, often times we don’t give much thought to germs, how they spread, or what surfaces they may live on. However, as many of us are becoming increasingly conscious of harmful bacteria that surrounds us during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to know how germs can spread to the eyes, face, and mouth.

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6 Steps to Relieve Computer Eye Strain

6 Steps to Relieve Computer Eye Strain

Computer eye strain is a condition that many individuals suffer from worldwide. This is especially true as more individuals have recently had to make the switch to a work from home setup. While studies have yet to show that computer eye strain causes any long term damage, it can be the root of some of your more chronic irritations and pain. Read on to learn more about how to relieve computer eye strain once and for all.

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The Coronavirus and How to Stop Touching Your Face

The Coronavirus and How to Stop Touching Your Face

The rapid spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has many people on edge. However, one way to help decrease our stress is by staying informed. Especially when it comes to proactive methods that help protect not only ourselves, but those around us. So, let’s start with the most vital information.

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What is Causing Your Watery Eyes?

What is Causing Your Watery Eyes?

Are your eyes always tearing up? Or, are they easily irritated or inflamed? These common symptoms may be a result of watery eyes. And, when left unchecked and untreated, it can be uncomfortable and may lead to more serious eye conditions. Continue on to learn what’s causing your watery eyes and how you can treat the condition. 

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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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