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 Gender Impacts Your Vision

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In medicine, differences in gender can increase risk factors for certain diseases. And, the same goes for eye health. For instance, did you know that women are more likely to experience vision loss? Or that men have a significantly greater chance of inheriting color blindness? It’s true. If you’re interested in learning more about how gender impacts your vision continue reading on. 

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How Your Vision Changes with Age

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Changes in eyesight are a natural part of getting older. Even people who have had perfect vision their whole life may need glasses eventually. As you enter your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond, it’s important to be aware of your eye health. Preventive care is key. Read on to learn more about how vision changes with age. 

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How Diabetes Can Affect the Eyes

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Eye care is extremely important for diabetics. It’s is a disease that impairs the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin. As a result, diabetes can affect the eyes and many other parts of the body.  When a person’s blood sugar gets too high or too low, it can change the fluid levels in the eyes. This makes a diabetic more likely to develop vision problems and even blindness. Luckily, routine eye exams can help prevent serious vision issues from occurring. 

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A Complete Guide to Wearing Contacts

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Contact lenses offer vision correction, comfort, convenience, and freedom for active lifestyles. For those who are considering contacts or have begun the process of wearing them, there a few things you should know. For instance, contact lenses are much easier to manage than you might think. And, with a little practice and preparation, anyone can feel comfortable using and wearing contacts. 

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Pregnancy Can Affect Your Vision?

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Are you experiencing blurry or splotchy vision? Are there times where you see double? No matter what stage of pregnancy you’re in, these symptoms may sound familiar to you. Changes in eyesight are a typical side-effect for many women during pregnancy. As one of the leading eye experts in Maryland, Looking Glass Optical is committed to your eye care and comfort. If you’re experiencing changes in your eyesight, learn more about the common ways in which pregnancy can affect your vision.

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The Top Benefits of Exercise for the Eyes

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We all know that exercise is important for a healthy lifestyle. It helps us stay in shape and reduce our risk for serious diseases. But, there’s one other benefit you might not know about – and that’s better eye health and vision. Don’t believe us? Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of exercise for the eyes.

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Eye Care is Self-Care in the New Year

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If you haven’t already been practicing self-care, make 2019 the year that’s all about you. Sometimes we focus a little too much on caring for others, causing our own needs to get pushed to the backburner. But, it’s always important to take time to focus on our own health and wellness, especially when it comes to our eyes. With that said, there’s never been a more perfect time to form healthy habits of self-care in the New Year.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Eyewear Care

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You’ve found the perfect pair of glasses. Not only are they on trend, but they highlight your best features. After spending the time and money to pick out eyewear, it’s important that you protect your investment. Consult these eyewear care do’s and don’ts to ensure your glasses look and work their best. 

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5 Reasons Not to Rub Your Eyes

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There are many reasons why you may rub your eyes. Maybe they’re itchy due to an allergen, like pollen or dust. Or perhaps you’re overtired and rub them to keep them open. No matter what prompts you to rub your eyes, it’s time to break the habit for good. Why? Because of these five reasons.

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What is 20/20 Vision?

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Hindsight may be 20/20, but what about your actual vision? And, what does 20/20 vision really mean, anyway? We’ve all heard the term before, but it’s important to understand what 20/20 vision means for your eye health. Saying that someone has 20/20 vision implies that they have good eyesight – specifically, sharpness of vision or visual acuity. But, before we dig deeper into the details, there are some other eye health terms you should know:

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