The Coronavirus and How to Stop Touching Your Face

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The rapid spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has many people on edge. However, one way to help decrease our stress is by staying informed. Especially when it comes to proactive methods that help protect not only ourselves, but those around us. So, let’s start with the most vital information.

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What is Causing Your Watery Eyes?

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Are your eyes always tearing up? Or, are they easily irritated or inflamed? These common symptoms may be a result of watery eyes. And, when left unchecked and untreated, it can be uncomfortable and may lead to more serious eye conditions. Continue on to learn what’s causing your watery eyes and how you can treat the condition. 

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Is Screen Time Harming Your Kids’ Eyes?

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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

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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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Why is a Pupil Dilation Test Important for You?

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One of the first parts of an eye exam includes a test of your vision, perhaps to determine changes in your eyesight or an eyeglass prescription. In addition, the doctor may perform what is called a pupil dilation test. This test is utilized to increase the size of the pupils so the doctor can view the entire retina. Learn more about the pupil dilation test as well other parts of the exam below.

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How to Use Your Flexible Spending Account at Looking Glass Optical

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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

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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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Optimal Screen Color for Your Eyes

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In this day and age, avoiding excess screen time is virtually an impossible task. Most Americans are spending upwards of nine hours a day in front of screens. You’re even reading this article on a screen right now. But, while this lifestyle appears to be the new norm, it’s not necessarily healthy, especially when it comes to our eyes. Luckily, adjusting the screen color and brightness on your devices can help. Continue on to learn more. 

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