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Causes and Treatments for Ocular Migraines

Ocular migraines are rare, only affecting about one out of every 200 people who suffer from migraines. An ocular migraine causes vision loss or blindness lasting less than an hour, along with or following a migraine headache. These episodes are called “retinal,” “ophthalmic” or “monocular” (one eye) migraines. The following describes probable causes and treatments for ocular migraines. Ocular Migraine  Read More →

The Differences between Bifocal, Trifocal and Progressive Lenses

Almost all of us will develop presbyopia at some point in our lives because it’s the natural result of aging, usually starting around middle age and progressing at a constant rate after onset. Presbyopia refers to a condition where the eye loses its ability to focus on objects close up. Most people begin to experience blurred vision when reading or  Read More →

New Spine Eyewear is Designed to Stay in Place

While the lenses in our eyeglasses have evolved over the years to include bifocals, scratch protection, progressive bifocals, automatic tinting for sun protection and more, the frames that hold the lenses haven’t changed much over time.  That’s why it’s interesting to discover an important frame improvement. The new Spine eyewear is designed to stay in place. Sure, styles and designs  Read More →

A Brief History of Eyeglasses

Today, we take the wide variety of eyeglass styles and their easy availability for granted but it wasn’t always so. In fact, it wasn’t until the end of the 1800’s that larger scale manufacturing started to become possible and there were fewer styles to choose from. Here’s a brief history of eyeglasses. Reading Stones Reading stones were the first vision  Read More →

Causes of Eye Twitching and How to Relieve It

Eye twitching is the involuntary blinking or spasm of the eyelid. It isn’t a serious problem but it can be annoying. Usually an eye twitch lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes but, occasionally, eye twitching can last for a few days. It can occur on the lower eye for some people, while others experience it on their  Read More →

Help Protect Your Child’s Eyes During Video Game Play

Most eye doctors agree that video games won’t harm your child’s eyes if you follow a few simple tips. While there is usually less eye strain involved in playing video games than when they are doing something up close, such as reading, being in front of a screen for long stretches of time can leave eyes feeling dry, strained and  Read More →

Eyeglass Shapes That Are Always in Style

Whether it’s in regard to decorating or fashion, trends come and trends go, sometimes within a very short period of time. And while eyeglass frames also change with the seasons, choosing eyeglass shapes that are always in style is the goal of frugal folks who either don’t want to be constantly buying new eyewear because of changing styles or simply  Read More →

Why You and Your Family Need Regular Eye Exams

Eye health conditions are not always accompanied by recognizable symptoms. Waiting until there are obvious symptoms before you go for an eye exam could expose you to unnecessary risk. Any treatment that may be needed should be initiated promptly. Depending on your age, risk factors and physical condition, eye care experts recommend having a complete eye exam every one to  Read More →

Why Eyeglasses are Still a Popular Choice

Despite the availability of contact lenses and vision correction surgery, eyeglasses are still a popular choice, perhaps more than ever before. The reasons for this can be summed up this way: High Profile Designer Frames Designer frames are very popular. They come in a wide array of plastics and metals in styles and colors that are almost limitless. Flexible metal  Read More →

What to do When You Don’t like Your New Glasses

If you’ve recently purchased a new pair of eyeglasses and, after wearing them for a few days, decide you don’t like them for one reason or another, you do have options. Here’s what to do when you don’t like your new glasses. No-Hassle Refunds and Replacements Usually, an optical store will offer a refund or replacement for the following reasons:  Read More →


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