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Cry If You Want To: The Reason for Tears

February 18, 2019
We often don’t think about tears until we cry. And when we cry, the last thing we usually want to think about is why we have tears and how they work. The salty solution is important because it protects, moisturizes, and cleans our eyes.[…]

5 Ways That Bard Optical Puts The Patient First

February 14, 2019
Bard Optical believes in 'Vision For Life.' For its customers, that means a lifelong patient-doctor relationship unlike any other. When you're a patient at Bard Optical, your needs and interests come first. Bard Optical isn't a tiny fly-by-night shop. Bard Optical isn't a mega-corporation that sees patients as numbers on a spreadsheet. Bard […]

4 Types of Glasses That Will Make a Statement in 2019

February 11, 2019
You've seen it plastered across social media: 'New Year, New You.' It's a battle cry for gym memberships, fad diets, and other resolutions or goals. But, what if you learned that a major game-changer was sitting right above your nose? That's right: consider a new pair of eyeglasses this year and make a bold statement about who you are and […]

6 Things You Need to Know About Low Vision

February 07, 2019
  Low vision is a term that encompasses many eye conditions and visual impairments. From reading to writing, and from recognizing faces to shopping, living with low vision can be challenging for you or someone you know. Here are six things to know about low vision.[…]

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February 04, 2019
February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. From our Glossary: "often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older. Because people in this group are an increasingly larger percentage of the general population, vision loss from macular degeneration is a […]

What To Consider When Searching for Vision Care for Your Family

January 28, 2019
  Your eye doctor delivers personalized healthcare to you and your family. That is a big responsibility, and at Bard Optical we take your Vision for Life seriously. In fact, it’s our motto. Our eye care professionals are members of the community, and we are proud of offering value as well as a personalized approach that meets the needs of […]

Snow Problem? How Snow and Sun Team Up to Target Your Eyes

January 24, 2019
  We’ve all heard that we’re supposed to wear sunscreen to prevent sunburn. But did you know that you can actually sunburn your eyes? It’s called photokeratitis, and it’s from the same source as a traditional skin sunburn—overexposure to harmful UV rays. Unlike your back or shoulders that are usually covered by clothes, however, your eyes […]

What Determines Eye Color? 3 Eye Color Facts To Share with Friends

January 21, 2019
  Ever wondered why we call the colored part of our eye the “iris”? The ring of pigmented tissue surrounding the pupil of the eye actually borrowed its name from the Greek goddess of the rainbow. Like the rainbow that fills the sky with different colors, the human eye can also take on a rainbow of colors, depending on the level of a pigment […]

Diet Reset: Try These 4 Eye-Healthy Foods for Your Daily Snack

January 17, 2019
Merriam-Webster Dictionary added the word “hangry” in 2018 for good reason. This newly popular slang term is the perfect way to describe that feeling of being “hungry” + “angry” (or irritable from the hunger). When you feel hangry in 2019, here are four delicious options for eye-healthy snacking. You can quiet the hunger AND promote good […]

5 Signs It’s Time for a New Pair of Glasses

January 14, 2019
  Change can be hard. We get used to a pair of glasses. After all, they’re part of our daily routine. But, it’s important to make sure you’re seeing your best because vision is our dominant sense and something precious to preserve. Is it time to turn in your old glasses for a new pair? Check our list below and see if your specs qualify.[…]