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.

Can Their Glasses Inspire Your Gift-Giving?

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Nowadays, eyeglasses have become fashion statements. Just like the clothes you choose, your glasses reflect your fashion preferences and personality. With the holidays right around the corner, you might take a different approach when thinking of gifts for your loved ones. Here’s a roundup of the most common eyeglass frames and some cool gift ideas for those who wear them.

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Famous Eyeglass Styles Throughout the Years

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Did you know that people used to dread wearing prescription eyeglasses and opted for contact lenses instead? A century later, eyeglasses are now considered a fashion accessory. Even people who don’t need eyeglasses are wearing them to complete their outfits for the day. Thankfully, the 20th century presents various eyeglass styles but still, it pays to look back on the eyeglass frames that paved the way for modern designs.

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What You Need to Know About Halloween Contact Lenses

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In recent years, decorative contacts have grown in popularity, especially around the Halloween season to add a finishing touch on spooky costumes. They’re also available with or without vision correction to add special effects, color, and dimension. However, while it may be tempting to reach for a pair of cat-eye or zombie lenses, it’s important to know the facts first. Here’s what you need to know about Halloween contact lenses.

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Optimal Screen Color for Your Eyes

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In this day and age, avoiding excess screen time is virtually an impossible task. Most Americans are spending upwards of nine hours a day in front of screens. You’re even reading this article on a screen right now. But, while this lifestyle appears to be the new norm, it’s not necessarily healthy, especially when it comes to our eyes. Luckily, adjusting the screen color and brightness on your devices can help. Continue on to learn more. 

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Dry Eyes Can Affect Your Quality of Life

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Nearly 5 million Americans experience Dry Eye Disease (DED), a chronic condition that can affect your overall quality of life. The negative side effects, such as irritation, scratching, and blurring, can often disrupt your daily routine. Thus, making it difficult to read, watch television, and work in front of a computer screen, just to name a few. Read on to learn more about how dry eyes can affect your quality of life, as well as treatment relief for your symptoms.

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25 Alternatives to Screen Time for Kids This Summer

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Summertime screams unlimited free time, relaxation, and no homework. But, during those few months away from the classroom, children are likely to spend more time in front of screens. Of course, too much screen time is bad for anyone, young or old. Not to mention, one of the biggest health issues related to smart devices are vision-related. Learn more about the impact of prolonged screen usage, as well as alternatives to screen time for kids this summer.

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Understanding UV Protection in Sunglasses

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It’s no secret that exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can have an impact on your skin and overall health. However, it’s important not to overlook the toll UV rays can have on the eyes. This summer, protect your precious vision and invest in a suitable pair of sunglasses before heading outdoors. Read on to learn everything you need to know about UV protection in sunglasses. Then, come in and pick out the perfect pair at Looking Glass Optical.

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The Snellen Eye Chart & 20/20 Vision

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The Snellen eye chart is a diagram of different-sized letters that you see at your eye doctor’s office. Interestingly, it’s been around for over 150 years and helps determine the strength of your eyesight. The chart also indicates if you meet the legal vision requirement to obtain a driver’s license. Here’s a look at the history of the Snellen Eye Chart, how it’s used, and what it means to have 20/20 vision.

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Childhood Vision Problems and Their Warning Signs

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As a parent, you want the best for your children in every aspect of their lives. That includes their vision. You may already be aware of the importance of regular eye doctor visits. However, there are warning signs of potential issues to be aware of. That way, you can spot symptoms early and inform your doctor. Here’s what you need to know to identify and address the most common childhood vision problems.

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