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Sunglasses protect eyes and more

Wearing sunglasses when outdoors can block at least 99% of ultraviolet A and B rays. Sunglasses can help prevent cataracts, macular degeneration and wrinkles around your eyes. With Maui Jims, it’s all about the optics! Check out their website for more details on the difference between Maui Jim and other brands. Likewise, be sure your eyes …

Can I Swim in Contacts?


Our quick answer is a definite maybe! You shouldn’t swim while wearing contact lenses because bacteria and other micro-organisms that live in the water can attach to your lenses, increasing your risk of serious infection. This includes chlorinated pools and hot tubs. So … really? Never? If you can’t swim without the correction your contacts …

April is Women’s Eye Health Month

Two-thirds of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Of the 3.4 million Americans suffering from visual impairment, about 2.3 million are women. There is a lot you can do to prevent impairment. Living a healthful lifestyle, protecting your eyes from injury and getting regular dilated-eye exams can help protect your eyes.