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6 Times Eye Safety Needs to Be a Top Priority

October 15, 2018
"Vision is our dominant sense," according to Thomas Politzer, O.D., and former NORA President of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. Humans rely on eyesight more than most other animals. Losing vision can cause many patients to journey through Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's stages of grief. The Mayo Clinic points out that potential […]

4 Things to Keep in Mind During Home Eye Safety Month

October 11, 2018
October is “Home Eye Safety Month.” The Foundation Fighting Blindness cites a figure of 125,000 accidents per year involving products commonly found in the home. Avoid becoming part of that statistic by avoiding these four danger zones. A staggering 9 out of 10 eye injuries are preventable with proper precaution ahead of time.[…]

5 Spooky Facts About Eyes

October 08, 2018
Simply staring into someone’s eyes for too long can make us feel creepy. But there are many more spooky situations involving eyes. Imagine staring into eyes shaped like the letter “W.” Here are five spooky facts involving eyes you can use to give your friends the creeps at your next Halloween party.[…]

Ask Your Optometrist Before Trying Colored Contacts

October 04, 2018
Costume contacts are a serious case of “buyer beware.” The American Academy of Ophthalmology states, “People have been blinded by costume contact lenses.” The only safe way to wear decorative or colored lenses is with a prescription from your eye doctor. For more than a decade, it has been illegal to sell contact lenses without a […]

7 Grocery Items to Add to Your Cart Today For Good Eye Health

September 27, 2018
Many disease processes in the body are caused by both genetic and environmental factors. While you can’t do anything about the genes you inherited, you can make tweaks to lifestyle factors like diet to maximize your health. This is true for your eyes just as it is for the rest of your body. Certain vitamins and nutrients are beneficial for […]

Look Out: These 5 Eye Conditions Are Common

September 24, 2018
Good eyesight is precious. When you’re aware of the most common eye conditions and their symptoms, you are better prepared to notice changes and get help early if something comes up. And don’t forget to visit your eye doctor every year for check-ups, even if nothing seems amiss. Prevention is easier than restoring lost vision. Here are five […]

Why You Should Visit Your Optometrist Before Playing Sports

September 20, 2018
You work hard at practice and at game time, and your glasses should work hard for you, too. Sport eyewear has two main purposes. The most obvious is to protect your eyes from injury. Every year, American emergency rooms see 40,000 cases of eye injury as a result of sports accidents. The other purpose of wearing sports glasses is to ensure […]

10 Celebrities Known for Their Eyewear

September 17, 2018
Eyeglass frames are great way to establish a sense of style. And where there is style, there are celebrities. Many use their glasses to make a statement, and with unlimited budgets and their own personal stylists, many of the rich and famous use this staple accessory to build their brand. Even actual brands—many of whom have nothing to do […]

5 Rare Eye Conditions and How They Occur

September 13, 2018
Glasses and contact lenses are a very normal part of life today. At least 6 out of 10 Americans use them daily. In fact, corrective lenses (i.e., glasses and contacts) treat the most common eye issue there is—refractive error. This includes nearsightedness, shortsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. The first eyeglasses we know of date […]

Ready for New Glasses? Bard Optical Has Frames For Everyone

September 10, 2018
Ready for a new look? Glasses can help with that. Eyeglass frames are front and center in defining your look—your sense of style, the way you want to present yourself. We all know the dramatic difference a new hairstyle can make. Hair can frame your features in a flattering way. Glasses do even more; they literally frame your face! New […]