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New Year, New Habits? 3 Bad Eye Care Habits to Kick in 2019

January 10, 2019
The good news is that some of these recommendations do double-duty. Besides helping your eyes, they are beneficial for the rest of you, too. In fact, you might have #1 and #2 on your list of New Year’s resolutions for entirely different reasons. But they will also help you maintain your precious eyesight! […]

7 Stunning Facts for National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 07, 2019
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Even if you’ve had a friend or family member experience glaucoma, you might not be aware of these more unexpected aspects of the condition, including the seven surprising facts below.[…]

4 Eyecare Resolutions to Keep in 2019

January 03, 2019
  Good eyesight is precious, and Bard Optical wants to help you maintain “Vision for Life” through excellent eye care. At home, there are several things you can do between eye exams to help you maximize the health of your eyes for 2019 and beyond.[…]

How To Make Eye Exams Easier For Your Child

December 31, 2018
  How do you know how often you should get your child’s eyes checked by an eye specialist—an optometrist or ophthalmologist? The American Optometric Association gives a timetable for visits according to whether your child is asymptomatic (has no apparent vision issues) or at-risk for vision issues. Your pediatrician may have more specific […]

Exercise For Your Eyes: Reduce Your Risk for Glaucoma

December 28, 2018
  Glaucoma already a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., and it is on the rise as our population ages. It affects 3 million Americans, and the “average direct cost of glaucoma treatment ranges from $623 per year for patients with early-stage glaucoma to $2,511 per year for end stage,” according to the Bright Focus Foundation.[…]

5 Reasons Designer Frames Make Fantastic Holiday Gifts

December 24, 2018
  The holidays are right around the corner. This year, think outside the box, but inside the glasses case! If you still have that hard-to-buy-for person on your holiday shopping list, look no further than Bard Optical. Give the gift of designer frames to a loved one. After all, we’re guessing you’ve got at least one person on your list who […]

How Vaping Can Damage Your Eyesight

December 21, 2018
Smoking cigarettes leads to cancer, other serious lung diseases, and death. That’s not news in 2018. Decades of scientific research has made an open-and-shut case against cigarettes. Vaping, by contrast, has been a trend only in the past decade or so. Data is coming in from studies on the health effects of e-cigarettes, but it will take […]

The Connection Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Vision

December 17, 2018
If you’ve experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or know someone who has, you know how serious head injuries can be. Brain trauma contributes to the death of approximately 50,000 people per year. The effects of TBI can be short-lived and as mild as a headache, or they last the rest of a patient’s life. And unlike many health issues, TBI […]

It’s Almost 2019! Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Next Eye Exam

December 14, 2018
The New Year is almost here. A quick and easy way to start the year off right is to schedule your annual eye exam. Luckily, this is one of the easiest New Year’s resolutions to keep. You want to see clearly not just in 2019, but in all the years and decades to come, and regular eye exams will alert you to any changes in your vision and eye […]

5 Ways To Keep Your Eyes Safe This New Year's Eve

December 10, 2018
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! As you watch the ball drop in Times Square, don’t drop the ball on eye safety. We all want to have a good time but also get home in one piece. In recent years, public awareness of the dangers of drunk driving has been rising. Most people know to take an Uber home or use a designated driver—common […]