What is a Pterygium a.k.a Surfer’s Eye?

Pterygium (Surfer's Eye

Pterygium, commonly known as Surfer’s Eye, is a benign growth of the conjunctiva—the clear, thin tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid. This growth typically starts on the nasal side of the eye and extends toward the cornea, the eye’s clear front surface. While the name “Surfer’s Eye” suggests a condition exclusive to surfers, it can affect anyone who spends significant time outdoors in sunny, dusty, or windy environments.

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How Does Vision Health Affect Your Quality of Life?

The Connection Between Eye Health and Your Overall Well-Being

Your eyes are not just windows to the world; they also serve as mirrors reflecting your overall health. The connection between eye health and your overall well-being eye health and general well-being is more vital than you might think. Looking Glass Optical explores how taking care of your eyes can positively impact your overall health and quality of life.

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Preventing Eye Injuries: Safety Tips for Sports & Outdoor Activities

Preventing Eye Injuries

Enjoying sports and outdoor activities should be a safe and enjoyable experience. Yet, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, sports and recreational activities account for more than 40,000 eye injuries yearly. Many lead to more permanent damage, like blindness. However, many are preventable. That is why better education can help reduce the risk of eye injuries.

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Should You Open Your Eyes Underwater?

Should You Open Your Eyes Underwater?

Summer is here, meaning visits to the water and plenty of sun and fun. When it comes to swimming or diving, the question of whether to open your eyes underwater is common. Some people feel comfortable doing so, while others instinctively keep their eyes closed. Read on to explore the factors to consider when deciding whether to open your eyes underwater and insights to help you make an informed choice.

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Two is Better Than One: Exploring the Advantages of Having Glasses and Contacts

Why Is It Good To Have Glasses In Addition To Contacts?

Dr. Teles at Looking Glass Optical often gets this question – Why is it good to have glasses in addition to contacts? Both glasses and contacts can support your eye health throughout your lifestyle and vision needs. Read on for more reasons why you should think about having both glasses and contacts.

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Importance of Sunglasses in Winter and the Dangers of the Winter Sun

Why Sunglasses Are Still Just as Important in Winter

Most people have heard that the sun can damage your eyes and that wearing sunglasses can help protect you from this damage. What many people don’t realize, however, is the importance of sunglasses throughout the entire year, not just in the summer. Learn more about why wearing sunglasses in winter is essential.

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Why Tanning Bed Eye Safety Is Not Silly & Protects Against Damage

Tanning Bed Eye Safety

Tanning beds一they were once a miraculous piece of technology that enabled even the most sun-deprived person to keep a golden tan. Today, they have become so commonplace you may have forgotten what it was like to only have a tan in summer. You may also have forgotten that the intense ultraviolet rays used for tanning come with certain health risks. Before you slip into that bronze glow, make sure you follow proper precautions, including tanning bed eye safety.

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