Archive for the Dry Eye Category

What You Need to Know About Dry Eyes

What You Need to Know About Dry Eyes

Though it may seem like a minor inconvenience, dry eye is a significant health issue in the United States. In fact, an estimated 16 million people are reportedly diagnosed with dry eye disease, or DED, nationwide. And, according to a National Health and Wellness survey, almost 6 million people experience DED symptoms but are not formally diagnosed. So, if millions of people are suffering from symptoms, what can we do to combat the disease? And, what causes dry eye in the first place?

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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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Is Screen Time Harming Your Kids’ Eyes?

Is Screen Time Harming Your Kids’ Eyes?

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

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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Dry Eyes Can Affect Your Quality of Life

Dry Eyes Can Affect Your Quality of Life

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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