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Protect your eyes

There are many things that we do in our daily lives that affect our eyesight. Most of the time we don’t think about our eyes and how what we are doing could hurt them. Here are a few helpful articles to keep you eyesight in mind.

eyechartMaintaining Good Eye Health

Don’t take your eye health for granted. Protect your eyesight with these 6 tips for eye-healthy nutrition, lifestyle, and preventive care.

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Are your dry eyes more then seasonal?

How to know if your dry eyes are symptoms of more than just a long holiday flight or the seasonal return of electric heating.

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Vision Nutrition?

You spend time sorting out the healthiest foods to fuel your body…keep your eyes on the prize with these three primo nutrients – Lutein, Zeaxanthin & Meso-zeaxanthin. (Remember these, you’ll be tested on them later) These three superstars can help filter harmful UV Rays, counteract sun damage, and ward off cataracts and macular degeneration. Swallow their sight-defending effects in just a half a cup of spinich or kale per day. Other good sources include collards, corn, broccoli, romaine lettuce and green beans. Oh, and hey…they are good for the waistline too!

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Seeing Red?

Hey you. Lazybones. Don’t fall asleep in your contacts! You have a higher chance (up to five time more) of developing Keratitis, an infection that can cause pain, inflammation, even blindness. It’s no joke. The condition sends nearly 1 million people to the ER or a doctor every year, according to a new report. If you don’t have daily disposables, click on the link below to view a video on the best way to care for your contacts.

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vonzipperFeelin’ the summer heat? Your SPF can’t protect you from this…

No one wants premature wrinkles or scorched skin. You’ve covered your hands, neck, tops of your feet, back of the ears…you are a regular SPF Ninja, but even though you have crazy skills in sunscreen you might still be missing a spot. Fewer than 10 percent of people realize it’s critical to safeguard their eyes. The WHOLE AREA is vulnerable to UV rays. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, there are more cases of eye sunburn, more people with damage to the whites of the eyes, and more cancers in and around the eye. The statistics are alarming! Good thing we carry so many brands of prescription sunglasses – like VonZipper, Kate Spade, Ray-Ban and more. Do your eyes a service and get some cool shades to keep them safe all year.

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Skiing or Snowboarding This Winter? Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

We all use sunscreen to protect our skin during the warmer months, but don’t forget to protect your eyes as well. Studies show that exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of developing cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and growths on the eye, including cancer.

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