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Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month: Know The Facts

November 05, 2018
We rely on our sense of sight more than any other sense. At Bard Optical, we strive for “Vision for life”—including all stages of life. While aging does come with some unavoidable vision issues, many are preventable.[…]
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3 Eye Conditions That Can Be Treated, But Not Cured

October 29, 2018
Eyesight is one of the most important ways we interact with the world, playing a significant role in learning, social interaction, and daily activities. As the American population ages, adapting to low vision or blindness will become increasingly necessary. The National Eye Institute predicts that “between 2010 and 2050, the estimated […]
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Music to Your … Eyes? 3 Tours Coming to Illinois This Fall

October 25, 2018
If you missed Godsmack in concert with Shinedown at the end of September, or country music legend Keith Urban on October 12, there are many terrific musical acts coming to Central Illinois later this fall. With holiday shows like the Nutcracker and Disney on Ice Presents Frozen, as well as Rivermen Hockey and Bradley Basketball on the […]
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Feast Your Eyes on These 5 Fall Sights

October 22, 2018
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 […]
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Fall Favorite Recipes That Are Good for Eye Health

October 18, 2018
When it comes to food, fall is the time to feast. It’s not hard as you think to incorporate eye-healthy ingredients, starting with the star of October itself—the pumpkin.[…]
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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 […]
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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.[…]
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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.[…]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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