Fall is here with all the cozy and colorful traditions of the season.
While there’s that lovely crispness in the air, make sure that your vision has the same crispness with a vision check-up.
You’ve cleared the corn maze, made it through the haunted house, gone apple picking, and taken a hayrack ride.
One thing you might overlook is ensuring that your vision is prepared to feast your eyes on all the treats fall has in store.
Schedule a quick visit to Bard Optical today and prepare to enjoy fun fall activities like these.
1. Fall Foliage
Leaf peeping has a long tradition for a reason. The reds, golds, and oranges are a treat that anyone and everyone can appreciate. Meandering drives along country roads are a relaxing way to appreciate the changing colors in the foliage.
Make sure your eyes are road-worthy. If you like to take photos, you'll especially want to see clearly both up close and from afar.
2. Autumn Sunsets
The trees aren’t the only things putting on a colorful show in autumn.
During fall and winter, sunsets are more vivid. This happens because cold wind currents from the north clear more particles out of the air, making it cleaner and dryer. Fewer particles means less light scatter and more parts of the light spectrum get through to our eyes.
The colors result in glowing skies of pinks, purples, yellows, and oranges. Don’t miss the magnificent evening shows in the heavens during autumn and winter.
3. Halloween Costumes
Even if you buy most of your costume from a retailer, there are finishing touches that require good eyesight.
Much holiday crafting involves close work that is demanding on your vision.
The same is true of sewing.
And of course you’ll need clear vision to make out who is dressed as what character on Halloween and to appreciate the photos of the nieces, nephews, grandkids, and neighbors in their costumes.
4. Football Season
Both on TV and in person, you can’t enjoy a game unless you can follow the plays and see the calls. A good high-def television screen improves acuity, as do binoculars when you’re in the stands.
But the best way to see the clearest is to see the clearest. An update prescription ensures you see all the action. Enjoy the tailgating, halftime entertainment, and every play by play in sharp focus.
5. Carving Pumpkins
According to ABC News, there are 3,500 Halloween-related injuries on average each year, and of these, “the most common mishaps included burns, lacerations from pumpkin-carving and injuries from collisions related to impaired vision.”
Adult supervision is always necessary for pumpkin carving, and anyone wielding a knife should have an updated prescription to ensure clear vision.