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.

6 Steps to Relieve Computer Eye Strain

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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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