Preventing Glaucoma & Avoiding Losing Your Eyesight

Preventing Glaucoma

According to the CDC, more than half of the people with glaucoma don’t know they have it. Glaucoma causes vision loss and, if left unchecked, blindness. Glaucoma damages the nerve in the back of your eye, called the optic nerve. Learning about glaucoma is always possible by talking to your optometrist. Read on to learn more about preventative measures and possible treatments to avoid vision loss from glaucoma.

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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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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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What You Should Know About Photokeratitis

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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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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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Understanding UV Protection in Sunglasses

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It’s no secret that exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can have an impact on your skin and overall health. However, it’s important not to overlook the toll UV rays can have on the eyes. This summer, protect your precious vision and invest in a suitable pair of sunglasses before heading outdoors. Read on to learn everything you need to know about UV protection in sunglasses. Then, come in and pick out the perfect pair at Looking Glass Optical.

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