Protecting your eyes – at home and work!

March is Save Your Vision Month. One of the most preventable things you can do to save your vision is wear proper eye protection – whether you’re at home or at work. Each day about 2,000 U.S. employees suffer eye related injuries that end up ...

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UV Light and Your Eyes

With summer on the horizon it is important to provide your eyes with the proper protection from the UV Rays of the sun.  But why? What risk do UV Rays present? First of all it is important to realize there are several types of UV light, two of ...

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Dry Eye Disease

If you pay attention to TV commercials you’ve probably been hearing about dry eyes. But what is dry eye disease, what are the symptoms, causes of dry eye how is it diagnosed and how do you treat it? What is dry eye? Dry eye occurs when the eye ...

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Donate Your Old Glasses

Do you have an old pair of glasses lying around your house that you don’t use anymore?  Did you know these can help provide sight to someone in need? At each Smart Eye Care location we have collection boxes for the Lions Club who will help ...

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Macular Degeneration Awareness

February is National Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Month. In 2010 approximately 2.07 million people in the United States had AMD. But what is AMD? AMD is a group of conditions that cause deterioration to the macula. The macula is the central ...

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Buying a year supply of contact lenses

Buying a year supply of contact lenses is the best for everyone. Not only are you able to get a pretty travel contact case (some even with a mirror), but we are also able to have those shipped either to work or your house directly free of charge with ...

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Why Have an Eye Exam

If your vision is 20/20 do you wonder the reason for having an annual eye exam? A comprehensive eye exam checks more than just the refractive state of your eye, known as the need for glasses or contact lenses. It is common for people not to realize ...

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What is a lazy eye?

During your eye exam you may notice that we ask if anyone in your family has a lazy.  But what is a lazy eye?  There are two different eye conditions which people often refer to as a lazy eye.  The first one is amblyopia.  The second one is ...

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Diabetic Eye Exams

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month.  According to the National Institute of Health 40 to 45% of people with diabetes will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy, although nearly half of them will never know it.*  This is why it is so ...

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Smoking and Your Eyes

We have all heard about how smoking can cause cancer and heart disease, but were you aware of the damage it can cause to your eyes? Studies show that smoking can double a person’s risk of developing cataracts, can triple the risk  of developing ...

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