Did You Know?

UV Eye Damage

80-90% of overall UV damage to our eyes is accumulated before the age of 18! Like skin damage from UV exposure, we now know occurred for the most part from exposure before the age of 18. Kids in UV protected sun glasses is highly recommended. Protect their eyes just like you do their delicate skin!

Too much exposure to sunlight may increase your risk for cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. UV Protection Critical for Eye Health – read more.

Water & Contacts Don’t Mix

Water & Contacts Don’t Mix. To help prevent eye infections, contact lenses should be removed before going swimming or in a hot tub. Alternatively, wear goggles.

Eye Protection Works

Wearing the proper protective eye wear for sports and other activities can help prevent 90% of eye injuries. Two major reasons workers experience eye injuries on the job are: Not wearing eye protection, or wearing the wrong kind of protection for the job. Read more.

Left Untreated, Glaucoma Can Lead to Vision Loss

Glaucoma can strike without pain or other symptoms and is a leading cause of blindness in the United States.  According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), early detection and treatment is critical to maintain healthy vision and protect the eyes from the effects of potentially blinding diseases, such as glaucoma. Read more.

Age-related Macular Degeneration – leading cause of blindness

Age-related Macular Degeneration is a leading cause of blindness. Learn the risk factors for this disease. ? Having a close family relative with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) puts you at higher risk for developing the disease yourself. Read more.

Eye Protection is Essential for All Athletes

The American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public that 40,000 people suffer from eye injuries related to sports every year. It is absolutely necessary for athletes (young and old) to wear appropriate, sport-specific protective eyewear properly fitted by an eye care professional. Lenses made from polycarbonate materials provide the highest level of impact protection; they can withstand a ball or other projectile traveling at 90 miles per hour. Many sports create risk for eye injuries; however, protection is available for most sports, including basketball, baseball, hockey, football, lacrosse, fencing, paintball, water polo, golf and others. Sports eye protection should meet the specific requirements of that sport; these requirements are usually established and certified by the sport’s governing body and/or the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).