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The 3 Best Sunglasses For A Festival Season Look

May 6, 2019 11:54:00 AM / by Optical Masters posted in fashion lenses, Sunglasses

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Festival season is upon us, which means the latest and greatest fashions are about to blow up our social media feeds. See the celeb looks that you want to emulate? Start with a good pair of shades! Check out our top 3 designer frames you can rock at any concert this summer.

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Spring Glasses Trends You Need To Know About

Apr 22, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Optical Masters posted in style, designer frames

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Trends come and go, but fashion is forever. The Spring/Summer 2019 glasses and sunglasses trends include a lot of statement pieces as well as tons of bling. We're going to be taking a look at some of the biggest glasses trends for this spring you may consider adding to your wardrobe. 

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Keeping Your Eyes Safe And Protected While Playing Sports

Apr 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Optical Masters posted in vision types, your eyes

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Did you know that sports related eye injuries are the leading causes of blindness in children and young adults? Keeping your eyes protected during sports and recreational activities is essential to ensuring no eye related injuries like eye lacerations, broken blood vessels and blindness. Here are 3 surefire ways to keep your eyes safe:

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Eyeglass Frames That Flatter Every Style

Mar 25, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Optical Masters posted in frames, style, designer frames

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With a million different frame options out there, it can be difficult to find the pair that fits your unique style. When walking into an optometrist office, they may try to sell you on the most expensive designer frames, when they really don't suit you. Trends come and go, and some frames go out of style faster than you can say "fashionista." Read on below about these three frames are sure to flatter your personal style all day everyday. 

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Technology And It's Impact On EyeCare

Mar 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Optical Masters

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The world is ever changing, and so are the advancements in technology. There are many kinds of disruptive technologies in the marketplace right now that are changing the way eye care is delivered to the public. As an optometry practice it may feel like you are being cornered with these new technologies; however, these same technologies can sometimes be extremely beneficial.

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7 Tips to Help Prevent Glaucoma

Feb 25, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Optical Masters posted in glaucoma, vision

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It’s important to consider keeping your eyes in tip-top-shape when evaluating your overall health. Aging eyes can often bring decreased vision, cataracts, dry eyes and glaucoma. Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eyes optic nerves caused by increased pressure in your eye. It’s important to take preventive action now so that your eyes are healthy in the future. To help, here are seven helpful tips to help prevent glaucoma.

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Women’s Eye Health Month Is April

Apr 6, 2018 6:01:48 PM / by Optical Masters posted in blindness, eye exam, eye health, eye screenings, healthy eyes, low vision, macular degeneration, vision, vision changes, vision impairment, vision problems

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Did you know that blindness affects women more than men? The National Institutes of Health reports that 2/3rds of the people with blindness or visual impairments are women. Often, hormones, and especially life changes such as pregnancy and menopause, cause changes in women’s eyes. Preventing blindness and vision problems requires keeping a healthy lifestyle, avoiding certain habits, and seeing the eye doctor regularly. April is Women’s Eye Health month. Find out why Women’s Eye Health month is important and how you can protect your vision through the years!

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How Smoking Causes Vision Problems

Apr 2, 2018 3:31:00 PM / by Optical Masters posted in eye disease, smoking and vision damage, vision, vision changes

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smoking - dangers to vision

During the golden age of cigarettes—sometime between the roaring twenties and early sixties, vintage ads featured doctors touting the many “health benefits” of smoking. Most of us now know enough about the harms of cigarette smoking to roll our eyes at that. It’s well known that smoking causes lung cancer. Not many people realize, however, that smoking can also damage vision and even cause blindness. If you’re on the fence about giving up smoking, these additional risk factors may help you see the light.

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Understanding Eye Color

Mar 22, 2018 12:04:55 AM / by Optical Masters posted in blue eyes, brown eyes, eye color, eye health, gray eyes, green eyes, hazel eyes, vision changes, Contact lenses

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Six photos of different colored eyes

The colored part of your eye is called the “iris”. This part of your eye is pigmented depending on your genetics, which will determine what eye color you have. Many babies have blue eyes when they are born and for most of their first year of life. However, that might not be the eye color that they will always have, as pigmentation in the eye can change over time. There are only certain eye colors that people have such as green and blue instead of pink or red. Find out why that is and why you have the eye color that you do!

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Seeing with Low Vision

Mar 12, 2018 1:51:04 PM / by Optical Masters posted in bad vision, blind, blindness, blurry vision, eye disease, eye doctor, eye exam, eye health, eye problems, eye screenings, glaucoma, low vision, macular degeneration, vision changes, cataracts, common eye diseases

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Low vision generally means impaired vision, and it can happen whether you are young or old. Many people have low vision (meaning they can’t see well) due to hereditary conditions, eye diseases or eye injuries. Some people don’t see well at sunset with changing light and others have vision that deteriorates slowly as they age. Patients can possibly see better with glasses, contact lenses or vision surgery, but others will have permanently impaired vision. Find out what to do about low vision, if we can help you see better, and how you can get through your day easier if you don’t see well.

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