Archive for the Eye Care Category

How to Prevent Eye Strain Through Office Ergonomics

How to Prevent Eye Strain Through Office Ergonomics

Office ergonomics are commonly associated with back/neck, and hand/wrist health. Yet, proper desk ergonomics is also beneficial to the health and comfort of your eyes. Nearly 80% of U.S. jobs are considered desk-bound or sedentary. Now, with the pandemic even more people have been required to work from home. Because of this shift, there is less walking and more sitting. While office ergonomics might have been considered by your employer, not many apply it to their home office.

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Do Kids Need Blue Light Glasses?

Do Kids Need Blue Light Glasses?

Summer is quickly coming to an end and that means the school year is upon us. And, as we know, many of the kids will be learning remotely. Which also means that extra screen time is inevitable. Now, there is a lot of buzz surrounding the benefits of blue light glasses for adults that stare at screens all day, but are they a good idea for the kiddos? Here’s everything you need to know about blue light and protective glasses.

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What You Should Know About Photokeratitis

What You Should Know About Photokeratitis

With summer in full swing (and an ongoing pandemic) most of us are outdoors quite a bit these days. And, while we’re aware of the dangers of the sun to our skin, you might not know that sunlight can also cause damage to your eyes. Photokeratitis, a painful eye condition, occurs when ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or a man-made source are exposed to the eyes. Essentially, it’s a sunburn of the eye.

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The Importance of Using Protective Sports Eyewear

The Importance of Using Protective Sports Eyewear

Each year, emergency rooms in America see over 40,000 sports-related eye injuries. That’s nearly one injury every 13 minutes, according to the National Eye Institute. In fact, injuries to the eye are the leading cause of blindness in children in the U.S. Fortunately, with the proper use of protective sports eyewear, 90 percent of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented.

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The Best Ways To Protect Your Eyes This Summer

The Best Ways To Protect Your Eyes This Summer

While most of us are pretty diligent when it comes to protecting our body and face from the damaging effects of the sun, it’s easy to forget about our eyes and eyelids. But, did you know that certain sunscreens are actually safe to use on and around the eyelid? It’s true. Now, whether you’ve feared getting sunscreen in your eye (ouch!), or you just didn’t know you could apply sunscreen there, dermatologists agree it’s a must. Learn more about your eye health, as well as the best precautions to protect your eyes this summer.

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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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Promise in Sight: What You Need to Know

Promise in Sight: What You Need to Know

Promise in Sight is a public charity and a non-profit organization. Based in Wilmington, Delaware and founded by Vivian Fasula, Lisa Stottlemyer, Alex Fasula Lambert, and Marsha Edelman, Promise in Sight has one goal in mind: to reduce preventable blindness and help preserve vision. The group travels annually to provide refractive, medical and surgical eye care to the beautiful and medically-underserved population of Nicaragua. Learn more about their mission statement, 2019 accomplishments, and sponsors.

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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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The Importance of PPE Eyewear During COVID-19

The Importance of PPE Eyewear During COVID-19

The COVID-19 global outbreak has resulted in a high demand for Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, across multiple industries. In order to further contain the spread of the virus, health care professionals and essential businesses are increasing their usage of PPE in the workplace. However, with the increased demand comes a shortage of accessible equipment. Continue on to learn more about Personal Protective Equipment, as well as Looking Glass’ role in providing access to PPE eyewear. 

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Ways Germs Can Spread to Your Eyes (and How to Stop It)

Ways Germs Can Spread to Your Eyes (and How to Stop It)

Bacteria is everywhere – in both “good” and “bad “forms. And, since they are so common, often times we don’t give much thought to germs, how they spread, or what surfaces they may live on. However, as many of us are becoming increasingly conscious of harmful bacteria that surrounds us during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to know how germs can spread to the eyes, face, and mouth.

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