Can You Swim with Contact Lenses?

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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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Crying is Good for Your Eyes

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There’s nothing like a good cry to make you feel calmer and refreshed. As we know, crying has numerous emotional benefits, from improving your mood and relieving stress to dulling pain and helping you self-soothe. However, shedding a few tears can actually benefit your eye health. So, go ahead and let it all out. Here are a few reasons why crying is good for your eyes.

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May is Healthy Vision Month

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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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Summer Recipes for Healthy Eyes

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Diet plays a huge role in our overall health, and our eyes are no exception. Interestingly, the foods we consume every day can assist in keeping our eyes healthy and strong. And, they may even help prevent some eye conditions, too. So, kick off the season on a healthy note and start seeing the difference. Try our new favorite summer recipes for healthy eyes.

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What You Need to Know About Glaucoma

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Over 2.7 million Americans are living with glaucoma, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. However, with early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss. But, what exactly is glaucoma, and how does the disease develop over time? Here are a few key facts you should know about glaucoma.

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How Gender Impacts Your Vision

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In medicine, differences in gender can increase risk factors for certain diseases. And, the same goes for eye health. For instance, did you know that women are more likely to experience vision loss? Or that men have a significantly greater chance of inheriting color blindness? It’s true. If you’re interested in learning more about how gender impacts your vision continue reading on. 

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How Your Vision Changes with Age

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Changes in eyesight are a natural part of getting older. Even people who have had perfect vision their whole life may need glasses eventually. As you enter your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond, it’s important to be aware of your eye health. Preventive care is key. Read on to learn more about how vision changes with age. 

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How Diabetes Can Affect the Eyes

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Eye care is extremely important for diabetics. It’s is a disease that impairs the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin. As a result, diabetes can affect the eyes and many other parts of the body.  When a person’s blood sugar gets too high or too low, it can change the fluid levels in the eyes. This makes a diabetic more likely to develop vision problems and even blindness. Luckily, routine eye exams can help prevent serious vision issues from occurring. 

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A Complete Guide to Wearing Contacts

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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?

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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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