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

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

How the right sunglasses can help you look younger!

  There are telltale signs of ageing that manifest all around our face which, unfortunately, is the first thing people notice about us. It is hard to make eye contact and not notice someone’s face and specifically their eyes, hair and neck.  The age trifecta -our hair, eyes and neck are the three places that betray our age. Gray hair, wrinkles around the eyes and sagging neck skin age people instantly.  A study found 77% and 79% of people consider gray hair and wrinkles respectively  as two of the top three signs of ageing.1 Men and women can look fabulous with gray hair, but the minute your gray starts showing, people inevitably think –old! Many believe nothing ages a woman faster than silvery roots. Dyeing your hair is an easy fix. It doesn’t hurt to also keep hair healthy and … 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

Yoga for your Eyes – Exercises to Improve Your Vision

Exercising your body makes it stronger. So can exercising your eyes make your vision stronger, too? The need for glasses is based on the shape of the eye, the size of the pupil, and the ability to shift focus, which declines as we age. However, there are those who swear eye conditions are related to faulty ocular muscles caused by chronic mental and emotional tension. Yoga-like exercises can help improve the condition of eye muscles and even help  improve disorders such as myopia and hypermetropia. Practicing these eye exercises regularly for a few months could help improve functioning of our eyes. Tip: Keep the head and spine straight throughout the exercises. Palming  – relaxes and soothes Close your eyes Take several deep breaths Rub your palms vigorously until warm Place your palms on your eyes Repeat 5 times Blinking – … 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

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

Photophobia Post Cataract Surgery: What You Need to Know

Some patients experience photophobia (sensitivity to light). A sudden onset of substantial or even painful light sensitivity (photophobia) may be caused by inflammation in the eye. This may occur after LASIK or cataract surgery. 1 & 2 Post-operative infections related to cataract surgery primarily include endophthalmitis and corneal suture infection. Symptoms of endophthalmitis include decreased vision, mild to severe ocular pain, photophobia, and floaters. 3 The course of treatment of photophobia is dependent upon the underlying cause of the light sensitivity. To deal with the photophobia itself, it is best to eliminate exposure to bright lights and when one cannot avoid exposure, limit its effects with sunglasses or a wide brimmed hat.4 Wearing polarized sunglasses with 100% UVA/UVB protection can help reduce the discomfort of light sensitivity.  Solar Shield Fits Over Sunglasses can help alleviate photophobia symptoms since they allow … Read More

The New Haven® Breckenridge is making Oakley®, Costa® and Julbo® wish they sold fits overs or sunglasses for eyeglass wearers!

Haven®, Premium fits over sunglasses, is proud to introduce the brand new Breckenridge! At the forefront of innovation, Haven premium fits over sunglasses and clipons continue to amaze eyeglass wearers with original concepts and styles. In the last few years, Haven has introduced camouflage styles, the Signature line of embellished fashion fits overs and this year, they are proud to launch the Breckenridge fits over style of sunglasses, also known as sunglasses for eyeglass wearers. Inspired by the mecca of outdoor enthusiasts – Breckenridge, Colorado – the Haven® Breckenridge fits over sunglasses do its namesake proud! They are sporty, modern and the perfect sunglasses for any outdoor activity! The Haven® Breckenridge has reinvented the concept of fitsover sunglasses; also known as fitovers or over-the-glass sunglasses. They feature a sporty, comfortable, youthful and trend-forward design complemented by quality materials, the latest technology and fine … Read More

Low Vision Aids – Low Vision Products -Solar Shield -Amber Fits over Sunglasses help 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: Central vision allows us to look directly at something and distinguish sharp detail.  Macular degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic retinopathy can affect central vision. Peripheral vision enables us to see everything surrounding the focal point. Glaucoma and strokes affect peripheral vision. Contrast sensitivity is the ability to distinguish between objects of similar tones such as facial features. Most eye problems can affect contrast sensitivity. Depth perception permits us to judge the position of objects in relation to one another. Poor depth perception … Read More