Solar Shield fits overs are on Fleek!

Solar Shield Classic Fits Over Sunglasses are Hella Hot Amongst Cool Millennials I’m going to spill the tea….Solar Shield fits overs, the bulky sunglasses which gained popularity as ‘post-cataract surgery sunglasses’ , which are now  the best loved brand of sunglasses for eyeglass wearers, have a new fan base –millennials! YAAAAS! Young, hip and active millennials are wearing Solar Shields while skiing, snowboarding, fishing and around town! And these youngsters don’t even wear glasses! So why do they like Solar Shield fits overs so much? Solar Shield fits over sunglasses are a lifehack of sorts. “Solar Shields are bae. They are super inexpensive, light weight, polarized, have 100% UVA/UVB protection and they are so dorky  -they are cool. My Solar Shields are giving me life! ”, said a Solar Shield devotee. The Classic styles of Solar Shield fits overs have … Read More

Your Eyes Speak Volumes – Why Visiting your Eye Doctor could save your Life!

You could imagine a visit to the eye doctor improving your vision but you probably never pictured it could save your life. Well, it can! Your eyes hold amazing cues to your overall health which your eye doctor can easily see and interpret. These cues can be a tell-tale of hypertension, high cholesterol, melanoma or high blood sugar. Your eye doctor could detect a serious health problem such as high cholesterol if he notices yellowish plaques within the retinal blood vessels or he could suspect high blood pressure if your eyes arteries are showing  a silver or copper coloring. If not caught early, blood vessels in the retina and throughout the body may harden, increasing your risk for heart attack or stroke. Leaky blood vessels might be a sign of diabetes. High blood sugar can clog and damage retinal blood … Read More

3 Awesome Things to Try in 2016 – That are really good for you!

  Boba Tea There’s a big drink craze going on – Boba Tea! And you should definitely try it. Boba Tea has been very popular in the Asian communities for many years and it has finally made its way west. It is made with milk, flavored tea and tapioca pearls.  Boba Tea is a feast for the senses. For your eyes, there’s a nice mixture of colors and shapes: milky pastel colored liquid with black tapioca pearls at the bottom of the glass.  For your taste buds: The yummy sweetness of tea and creamy milk with fun and surprising gummy tapioca pearls. And for your sense of smell: a sweet almost floral aroma.  Heavenly! TSA Pre-Check With a TSA Pre Check status you get a few perks as a traveler. You get to go through a shorter security line and … Read More

Snow Blindness Prevention

Many people will be heading to the mountains this winter to enjoy hiking, snow shoeing, sledding, skiing and cross country skiing and other outdoor activities and without proper eye protection, they could be at danger of experiencing snow blindness. Just like a skin sun burn, snow blindness may not be noticed for several hours after sun exposure so it is extremely important to protect your eyes when outdoors in the snow or high altitudes. Snow blindness is caused by overexposure to the sun’s rays in snow covered terrain. Snow blindness is literally sunburn of the eyes.  It is painful and dangerous Snow Blindness Symptoms Snow blindness may indeed be as bad as its name implies and lead to temporary and even permanent loss of eyesight, but symptoms may include tearing or watering of the eyes, bloodshot eyes, twitching of the … Read More

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery for a younger appearance and better vision Dropping upper eyelids and baggy lower eyelids make people look old and tired but they can also impede normal vision. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is becoming one of the most popular elective surgical procedures among the over 40 year olds. Eyelid surgery can make you look younger, more alert and more vibrant. Eyelid Surgery Cost Eyelid surgery can be performed using local or general anesthesia, it typically takes 2-3 hours, requires about a week of recovery time. a cosmetic procedure. It can also be performed for medical reasons. Sagging eyelids may significantly impair vision, make it more difficult to wear eyeglasses or contacts, cause dry eye or cause irritation from skin folds. In these cases, blepharoplasty could be covered by your insurance. However, eyelid surgery is not just a cosmetic procedure. It … Read More

Eye Fatigue Symptoms | Eye Strain Symptoms

  Here are some simple tips you can use to reduce computer eye strain symptoms, eye fatigue and other symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS). Tips to Prevent and Reduce Eye Fatigue & Eye Strain Most of us use computers at work and/or at home so it is no surprise eye strain and eye fatigue are so common.  Studies show that eye strain occurs in 50 to 90 percent of computer users. Eye fatigue and strain can range from physical fatigue, headaches, decreased productivity and increased numbers of work errors, eye twitching, blurred vision, dry eyes and red eyes. Here are some simple tips you can use to reduce computer eye strain symptoms, eye fatigue and other symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS). Adjust your Computer Screen Place the computer screen 20-26 inches away from your eyes and at eye … Read More

5 Myths About Sunglasses | Tinted Sunglasses vs Polarized

Five (5) Myths About Sunglasses Darker does not mean better protection. Correct. In fact, unless darker lenses are fabricated to block UV, they can be more harmful than not wearing sunglasses, because they can cause pupils to dilate, allowing more UV light to enter your eyes. “Polarized” is not the same thing as 100 % UVA/UVB protection”. Correct! Polarization blocks glare or reflected light while 100% UVA/UVB  protection (or UV400)  refers to the percentage of  ultraviolet rays blocked. You only need to wear sunglasses when it is sunny and not in fall or winter. Wrong! Ultraviolet (UV) rays can be just as harmful when the sun is setting or on cloudy days. It’s even possible for the sun’s rays to do maximum damage when it’s overcast. You should never wear sunglasses indoors. Wrong! If you are using a computer, tablet, phone or … Read More

Fall Means Shorter Days and Longer Nights

  Autumn is here! And that means leaves are turning beautiful red, orange, yellow and brown colors and baseball season is coming to an end and football is on. We feel a crisp in the air, wind on our face and we yearn to indulge in pumpkin pie, hot chocolate and apple crumble. There will be Halloween and Thanksgiving parties and gatherings to attend and gifts to buy for the winter holidays yet to come.    And with shorter days and longer nights comes more night driving, which is something many of us avoid and dislike.  It gets darker earlier in autumn and that means many of us will be driving to and from work in the dark, running errands and shopping in the dark and driving to and from gatherings and parties in the dark.     Why the … Read More

Do you really need Sunglasses after Cataract Surgery?

  Yes!! After cataract eye surgery, protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays is more important than ever as your retina may be less able to protect you from those rays. 1 Prevent- A number of scientific studies indicate that spending long hours in the sun without eye protection can damage your eyes by contributing to cataracts and growths in the eye, including cancer. Based on these studies, ophthalmologists  recommend wearing  99 percent and higher UV (ultraviolet radiation)-absorbent sunglasses and a brimmed hat outdoors.   Protect- Proper sunglasses are key to protecting your eyes from sun-related damage and should always be worn outdoors particularly by individuals who have just had cataract surgery, LASIK or photodynamic therapy for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). More than two million Americans have cataract surgery each year. During this procedure, the eye’s lens is removed and … Read More

Can LOW VISION be helped with Amber Tinted Sunglasses?/ Can You Improve Low Vision?

Low vision is described as having partial vision, such as blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision and even blindness. Low vision makes daily life difficult and can interfere with reading, writing, shopping, watching television, driving a car or recognizing faces and cannot be corrected through surgery, medication, glasses or contact lenses. Low vision can manifest in many forms: Macular degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic retinopathy can affect central vision. Glaucoma and strokes affect peripheral vision. Most eye problems can affect contrast sensitivity. Poor depth perception can cause us to misjudge the height of a step for instance. Visual processing – Difficulties with visual processing affect how visual information is interpreted, or processed by the brain. Approximately 1 in 28 Americans over age 40 suffer from low vision. Aging is the number one factor linked to increased risk of developing low … Read More