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COVID-19: Senior Eye Care Safety & Prevention

COVID-19: Senior Eye Care Safety & Prevention

In the midst of the current COVID-19 crisis, urgent and routine eye care is essential. At Looking Glass Optical, the health and safety of our patients is our main concern. And, we understand the apprehension and caution that many may feel about re-entering a doctor’s office during this time. However, we want to assure our patients of the strict hygiene and safety precautions being implemented today.

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6 Steps to Relieve Computer Eye Strain

6 Steps to Relieve Computer Eye Strain

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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How to Love Your Eyes More

How to Love Your Eyes More

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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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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