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What is Dry Eye? 6 Symptoms You Need to Know

November 28, 2016
The National Eye Institute defines Dry Eye as, "when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly. In addition, inflammation of the surface of the eye may occur." […]
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How To Care For Contact Lenses

November 24, 2016
Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses or as supplementary eyewear (worn during the day, glasses worn during mornings and evenings). But, contact lenses require care. If you don't care for contact lenses, they can quickly turn into a problem, rather than a solution. Fortunately, caring for your contacts is easy and practicing […]
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Minor Eye Injury? There Is No Such Thing

November 21, 2016
It's just a scratch! A minor bruise! Merely a flesh wound! […]
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Why Designer Glasses Make the Perfect Christmas Gift

November 17, 2016
Is your Christmas shopping done? Don't lie. It's not. There aren't enough hours in the day and people are challenging to shop for. Here's an idea you may not have thought of: designer glasses. Go somewhere with a fantastic selection and you can find the perfect gift for anyone. Things to look for: anyone who owns glasses, but doesn't like […]
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Shop Local this Small Business Saturday

November 16, 2016
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Randy Jackson Eyewear is Now at Bard Optical

November 14, 2016
Anyone who has seen Fox's smash-hit 'American Idol' knows that Randy Jackson has a keen eye for talent. Displaying a preternatural talent for picking winners, Jackson burst into American homes as a man known for his sensibility and style. Randy Jackson Eyewear is his new endeavor and he is bringing that same discerning taste to designer […]
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Why It's Cool to Wear Sunglasses in Winter

November 10, 2016
BREAKING FASHION NEWS: Sunglasses are now cool year-round. Seriously. The jury is still out about wearing them indoors, but winter is now officially Sunglasses Season Pt. 2. […]
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Know the Risks: Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November 09, 2016
In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes. Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes. 4 8 million Americans or approximatley 1 out of 4 diabetics suffer from diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness, often has no early warning signs. Diabetic […]
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14 Things Eye Care Specialists Wish You Knew

November 07, 2016
Vision is critical to your overall health. Yet, many people don't take great care of their eyes. Not on purpose - it's just that information on vision care is harder to come by. While your optometrist can answer most questions, there is only so much time during an eye exam to field them. In that spirit, here are 14 things eye care […]
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7 Things The Best Eye Centers In Illinois Have In Common

November 03, 2016
While differences can lead to a spirited debate or two, it's also important to celebrate commonality. In optometry, there are a few things that you'd hope to find in all the best eye centers in Illinois. Fortunately, every Bard Optical location *DOES* have these critical things in common: […]
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