Yearly Archives: 2016

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A Future With X-Ray Vision

Though many of us hate to admit it, our eyes are somewhat limited as to what we can see. At least that’s the case for right now. Recent advancements in technology are revealing things that our eyes aren’t capable of viewing on their own. Edgar Degas, well-known nineteenth century artist, hid a secret enigma in the …

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It’s National Aviation Day!

Here's the truth. If you look hard enough, you can find a holiday to celebrate just about every day of the year. Whether it be National Cookie Day or National Aviation Day, like today! If you’re not a pilot, the second best way to celebrate is by whipping out a classy pair of Aviators. And …

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And So Our Vision Problems Began!

On this day, 108 years ago, the first animated cartoon Fantasmagorie was shared with audiences in Paris. To make this cartoon, film maker Emile Cohl placed each drawing on an illuminated glass plate and then traced the next drawing, with variations, on top of it until he had some 700 drawings. In 1908, chalkboard caricaturists …

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So, What Exactly is 20/20 Vision?

It never fails. When you jump in your car these days, especially in our OKC, Tulsa, and Houston markets, you will undoubtedly hear some type of LASIK or vision correction commercial. And the vast majority of these commercials are promising 20/20 vision. But what does that mean exactly? The answer is actually pretty simple, if …

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Your Contacts are Keeping You from Being an Olympian

The Rio Olympics are in full swing, and you've been inspired to get in shape. Who knows, maybe you can make the 2020 Games if you work hard enough. You think you've got what it takes to be the next great Olympian. Too bad your contacts are getting in the way. Here's 5 quick reasons why …

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Vision and Learning Month

"One in ten children in America—over 5 million in all—has a vision problem significant enough to impact their ability to learn in school." 5 million. Let that number sink in. While the typical school vision screening may give students a ‘perfect’ grade of 20/20, this test only tells one thing: how well they can see at …

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Contacts at the Beach? No thanks.

The beach has a lot going for it. Sun bathing, volleyball and scenic jogging. All good things. But if you wear contacts, it’s not all fun in the sun. When you’re packing the sunscreen, towels, sunglasses and flip flops, you might just want to make sure you leave the contacts at home. Here are 4 …

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Pokemon GO! : Yes, We Had To

Okay, okay. We couldn't help it! With all of the craze surrounding the new game Pokemon GO, we just had to weigh in. Unless you have been in a coma, living under a rock, or wandering in the wilderness for the last week, you have undoubtedly heard about this digital phenomenon that is gaining unprecedented …

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Keep Calm: It’s World Chocolate Day

Hear ye, hear ye! It is World Chocolate Day, and we have some great news! Every once in a while, a news story comes along that makes your day a bit sweeter, literally. Today's bit of good news centers around one strange sounding word: Bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids According to our pals at allaboutvision.com, Bioflavonoids (also called …

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Fireworks Hurt: Even After the 4th of July

OK. We know it seems weird to post about fireworks safety AFTER the 4th of July has come and gone, but here's the truth. Fireworks hurt, even after the holiday is over. There is a reason that July is "Fireworks Safety Month." It's obviously the one month out of the year in which most fireworks …

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