LOOKING GLASS OPTICAL BLOG


At Looking Glass Optical, we just as dedicated to vision health as we are to educating our customers about their eyes. That is why we have a monthly blog about all sorts of topics. If you don’t want to miss out on the latest blogs, sign up for our monthly newsletter and follow us on Facebook. We truly believe knowledge is power. That is why comprehensive eye exams are so important. The more you know about your eye health, the better.

As a commitment to eye education and health, we also support Promise in Sight. It is a non-profit organization committed to preventing blindness and help preserve vision for those who don’t have access to great eye healthcare. You can learn about this and other great topics below. If there is a topic you don’t see, give us a call! We are always eager to help our patients with any questions you may have.

How does someone get two different-colored eyes (heterochromia)?

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Ever been curious about what causes people to have two different colored eyes? You are not alone. Having two different colored eyes is actually a condition called heterochromia. Eye color is determined by two factors: pigment, called melanin, and the amount or pattern of that pigment. All of this is ultimately controlled by your genes. So, in the case of heterochromia, what genes dictate two different eye colors?

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Eye Test for Kids 101

eye test for kids 101

The first eye test for kids should take place by a pediatrician when the child is six months old. It’s wise to get them checked early to rule out disease and lazy eye. Even if there are no risk factors or family history of eye problems, children should have their vision checked again at age 3 and before first grade. By age 2 ½ to 3 ½, all children should have a routine professional, comprehensive eye health, vision and vision development examination. Further, screenings by pediatricians or schools are not a substitute for a professional eye exam.

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Nearsighted and Farsighted: What’s the Difference?

nearsighted and farsighted vision

Nearsighted and farsighted vision problems are two of the most common issues when it comes to eye health around the world. What do they mean to you? What can you do, if anything, to prevent these conditions from reducing your vision? Here you’ll find out what the difference between being farsighted or nearsighted means and how you can correct the conditions.

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Take Care of Your Eye Health in 2018

eye health tips

Millions of people suffer from some form of vision loss, be it issues with near or farsightedness or cataracts. It is essential for adults to focus on quality eye health, and learn how to improve eyesight and significant issues with the eyes. Below are a few steps you can take to achieve healthier eyes.

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Why Does My Eyelid Twitch?

eyelid twitch

Have you ever wondered why your eye is twitching? It is not uncommon for an eyelid to twitch every once in a while, or on a regular basis. This phenomenon is known as ‘myokymia’ in the medical world, and it is essentially a muscle contraction that has a rippling effect. Typically, the eyelid twitch will take place in the lower eyelid, but it can also occur in the upper eyelid. Whether your eye is twitching occasionally or more frequently, it is essential to learn the reasoning behind the occurrence. Learning more can help you to understand why you are experiencing this issue. 

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Reduce Eye Strain With Lenses for the Computer

Lenses for the computer eyes

With the influx of technology used today, it seems we are always on the computer. From work to home, computer use is more prevalent than ever before. With a number of computer users today, many adults are experiencing eye issues, from eye strain to headaches. Using a keyboard and monitor on a regular basis, and even Smartphones can cause undue stress on the eyes. Varying distances of vision can also lead to issues with your eyes, as well as head and neck strain due to positioning for work. Thankfully, there is a solution to this problem. For those who sit in front of a screen most of the day, lenses for the computer provide optimal vision for all required distances.

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How to Get Rid of a Stye

stye of the eye

If you’ve ever had a stye you know how painful and frustrating they can be. For the most part, styes will heal with time, however, they can be quite irritating until they disappear. There are a few things you can do to help get through that time period and prevent them from happening. Here are a few tips and home remedies you can try when a stype suddenly pops up. 

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