Archive for the Contact Lenses Category

How to Use Your Flexible Spending Account at Looking Glass Optical

How to Use Your Flexible Spending Account at Looking Glass Optical

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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What You Need to Know About Halloween Contact Lenses

What You Need to Know About Halloween Contact Lenses

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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The Snellen Eye Chart & 20/20 Vision

The Snellen Eye Chart & 20/20 Vision

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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Can You Swim with Contact Lenses?

Can You Swim with Contact Lenses?

Summer weather was built for many things, but swimming with your contact lenses in is not one of them. In fact, you shouldn’t expose your contacts to water at all. That includes swimming, water sports, and even showering or using a hot tub. So, if you plan on jumping into a pool, lake, or an ocean this season, remember to swap out your contacts for a pair of prescription sunglasses. But, why shouldn’t you swim with contact lenses, again? Here’s a quick rundown.

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May is Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month

When it comes to your health, your eyes may not be the first thing you think of. But, it’s important to protect your eyes today so you can enjoy healthy vision in the future. Plus, our eye health is tied to other parts of the body. As such, vision problems may be a warning sign that your overall health is suffering. That’s why vision centers all over the country, including Looking Glass Optical, recognize Healthy Vision Month in May.

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A Complete Guide to Wearing Contacts

A Complete Guide to Wearing Contacts

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?

Pregnancy Can Affect Your Vision?

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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Are Halloween Eye Contacts Safe for Your Eyes?

Are Halloween Eye Contacts Safe for Your Eyes?

Are you planning on dressing up as a zombie, vampire or alien this Halloween? If so, you might be thinking about using special-effect contact lenses. These novelty contacts contain colors and designs that change the appearance of your eyes. Halloween eye contacts might be a fun addition to your costume. However, these contact lenses can be dangerous if not obtained properly. It’s important for your eye health that you only purchase Halloween eye contacts from a reputable source with a prescription.

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