The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has named July as Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Awareness Month. They hope to help Americans like you understand the dangers of UV light exposure. While you might know the importance of using sunscreen when you go outdoors, protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays is just as …Read More
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As we joyfully welcome the arrival of summer — and what looks like a particularly celebratory 4th of July — we are looking forward to sunny days with friends, lazy BBQs, and the occasional fireworks. This makes June the perfect time to remind everyone about the risks that fireworks pose to eye health so that …Read More
List articles are everywhere these days but rarely contain life-changing info. You know the ones, with titles like “10 Celebrity Birthdays You Should Have a Baby On,” or “10 Reasons Why Chins Are in After COVID-19,” and our personal favorite - “The Top 10 Top Tens To Help You Live a Better Life.” Of course, …Read More
Winter is over. You've survived the April showers. May brings not only the proverbial flowers but also two vision-related awareness months: Healthy Vision Month and Ultraviolet Awareness Month. With the days getting longer and the long-awaited ramp-up to summer beginning, it's the perfect time to think a bit about your eye health. Healthy Vision Month …Read More
The first day of spring has come and gone, and we all know what that means — blue skies, blooming flowers, and luscious green lawns are just around the corner! But before we land barefooted right in the sweet spot of everybody's favorite season, we have to first make it through the ups and downs …Read More
March is one of the most exciting, happeningest months of the year. From beginning to end it is packed full of fun events, holidays, and seasonal changes, including International Women's Day, Saint Patrick's Day, the first day of spring, Spring Break, and everyone's favorite: National Pi Day. But did you know March is also Workplace …Read More
Once upon a time, the only time you would catch sight of an ordinary Jane wearing a face mask was during a world news report from a foreign country dealing with an Ebola or avian flu outbreaks. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit smack-dab in the middle of our cities and neighborhoods, mask-wearing as a …Read More
What have you done to be more proactive about your health for the new year? Maybe you’ve stocked your fridge and pantry with healthier food for a new diet or loaded up on home gym equipment to make it easier to exercise during the pandemic. Those are both great ways to make your health a …Read More
Yes, such an awareness month does exist, and it is very important. It may come as a shock, but eye injuries are common during the holiday season. For this reason, Prevent Blindness, America’s oldest non-profit eye health and safety organization, has declared December as Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month. The group encourages everyone to …Read More
What does that sign say? Where is that on the menu board? What street was that? What are those movie subtitles saying? For anyone living with nearsightedness, known clinically as myopia, these questions are just part of everyday life. Myopia is a vision condition that is estimated to affect more than 40% of Americans. By …Read More