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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Hitting the Slopes: 4 Tips for Winter Eye Safety

Winter Eye Safety

You’ve got your hat, gloves, scarf, and boots to protect you from the harsh winter elements, but what’s protecting your eyes? Winter weather can strain your eyes, causing discomfort and affecting your vision. During the colder months, the air is dry, and the glare from sunlight reflecting off snow can overexpose your eyes to ultraviolet light. So before you hit the slopes or head out to shovel the walk, take a few minutes to think about winter eye safety.

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Should Kids Wear Eye Protection When Playing Sports?

Should Kids Wear Eye Protection When Playing Sports

Many sports entail some risks for participants. These days, you might be more worried about the eye strain caused by blue light exposure due to the many hours that kids spend engaged with technologies like TV, video games, computers, and mobile devices. The risk for eye injury in sports also bears consideration, though. The easy solution is to make sure your children have proper eye protection for the sports they love. In some cases, they may need different options for different activities, but the benefits make having the right eye protection on hand well worthwhile.

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Eye Safety and Fireworks – Keep Your Eyes Safe this 4th of July

Eye Safety And Fireworks (featured image)

July 4th is a high-risk time for eye injuries. In 2019, there were 10,000 injuries and 12 deaths caused by fireworks. While big, bold, and mesmerizing backyard firework displays are exciting, your fun-filled 4th of July can be rudely cut short with a visit to the ER if a firework hits you or your loved one in the eye. Learning eye safety and fireworks is the key to avoiding such a scenario.

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Tanning Beds and Eye Safety: How to Know if Tanning is Safe for Eyes

Tanning Bed and Eye Health

There are a lot of myths surrounding tanning bed safety, especially when it comes to your eyes. The claim that tanning beds are safer for eyes simply isn’t true – the fact is, a tanning bed is no different than laying out in the sun. If you are an avid tanner, you may be curious how damaging to the eyes tanning can be and whether it’s safer to use a tanning bed. The ultraviolet rays from tanning bulbs are the same as the UVA and UVB rays emitted by the sun – and no UV rays are safe for your eyes. What’s more, people over the age of 35 have a 75 percent higher risk of sun-related damage. Therefore, older folks should be even more careful when exposed to UV rays.

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