Summer is here, meaning more people are spending time outdoors. Appropriate sun protection is essential, whether you’re going to the park, heading to the beach or simply hanging out in your yard. Sunglasses are the first thing people think of for protecting their eyes against ultraviolet radiation. However, if you wear contact lenses, they can […]
On average, women live five years longer than men. However, a woman’s increased life expectancy has serious health implications, especially when it comes to eye health. Age is a significant risk factor for eye diseases, including glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Women are more at risk for eye conditions than men, yet only 10% are […]
Whether you need to wear eyeglasses or you have 20/20 vision, chances are you still need to book an appointment with your eye doctor annually. During an eye exam, your doctor will be able to determine the current state of your vision and detect early signs of medical conditions.
At least 42,000 people visit the emergency room each year because of eye-related injuries. As such, eye care professionals emphasize the importance of wearing protective eyewear. In fact, wearing the right eyewear helps prevent 9 out of 10 sports-related eye injuries.
Did you know that about 2,000 workers each day sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment in the United States? Add that to around 15,000 power tool- and welding equipment-related eye injuries per year, you have nearly 1 million Americans who have lost some degree of sight due to work injuries. It’s more […]