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.

3 Types of Cataracts and their Symptoms


A cataract is a condition where the eye’s natural lens is clouded. There are three types of cataracts that can occur within the eyes; subcapsular, nuclear and cortical. It is important for individuals over the age of 40 to learn about these cataract types so they can realize if a problem with their vision exists. Understanding the types and knowing the signs and symptoms will help you to determine if you might have a cataract issue and seek help from a professional.

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Do I Have an Astigmatism?


You may have heard the term ‘Astigmatism’ before. Perhaps, your friend or a family member has been told that they have it. Astigmatism is a common eye disorder affecting roughly 3 million Americans every year. It is not a serious or life-threatening condition, but how can you be sure that you have it? And, what can be done to treat it?

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What are Eye Floaters?

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Have you ever noticed spots in your vision or something seemingly covering your eye while you try to look at an object? Most likely you have experienced eye floaters and not even known it. Eye floaters give the perception that something is floating in your line of vision. While this may seem like an optical illusion, you actually have something going on inside your eyes. It’s important to understand what eye floaters are, how they occur, and how to treat them.

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Are Blue Eyes More Sensitive to the Sun?

Are Blue Eyes More Sensitive to the Sun

Do you have blue eyes? Do you find that you squint or tear up in the bright sun? Are blues eyes more sensitive to the sun? The short answer to the question is yes. Light colored eyes, including blue, green, and gray are more reactive to the sun or bright light. Professionals refer to this as photophobia.

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9 Eye Care Tips for the New Year

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The health of your eyes is imperative for your good health. Good vision is something that we often take for granted until there is an issue. Looking Glass Optical has a list of eye care tips for the New Year that will ensure your eyes are their healthiest from now and into the future.

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Proper Nutrition for Healthy Vision

Proper Nutrition for Healthy Vision

Looking Glass Optical believes in a holistic approach to wellness. We understand that proper nutrition for healthy vision decreases the risk of many genetic eye diseases. We have some helpful tips for improving your diet. We recommend you follow this guide which includes proper nutrition for healthy vision.

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