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Why Your Dry Eye is Worse in Cold Weather

October 30, 2017
With cold weather right around the corner, its important that you do everything you can to keep yourself healthy. From chapped lips to influenza, there’s plenty of changes you have to make to keep yourself in tip-top shape. So, while you know to cover your cough and wash your hands frequently, what should you do if you’re dealing with […]

Topics: Health

Grab the Guac : How Avocados Help Your Eye Health

October 28, 2017
Don’t feel guilty about paying for the guacamole (we know it costs extra) or enjoying that avocado toast (it’s delicious). Partaking in the popular so-called “super-food” avocado is actually fantastic for more reasons than it’s scrumptiousness. Its super healthy, too! Nutrient dense and full of the good fat your body needs, avocados are an […]

Topics: Health

10 Reasons to Schedule a Vision Exam Today

October 26, 2017
When's the last time you had a vision exam? If you're slow to answer or can't remember, it's likely time to schedule your next appointment. Getting comprehensive eye exams should be a regular occurrence. Vision exams can help your optometrist detect vision health issues, it can reveal important broad health information, and you can affirm […]

Put on Your Reading Glasses and Curl up with a Good Book

October 24, 2017
You’ve probably noticed by now - greenery shifting to vibrant autumnal hues, with lingering smells of cinnamon & spice in the chilly air.  As sunny days at the pool are shifting to cozy nights cuddled around a fire, more people are focused on indoors activities. Cool, crisp mornings make some of us yearn for a warm soup in the evening, […]

Topics: Fun

Bard Optical Has the Best Selection of Designer Frames in Illinois

October 19, 2017
Choosing a pair of designer frames is a highly personal decision. Your glasses complete your look and that 'look' can vary wildly depending on your tastes and personality. Because the choice is so personal and important, you need to find a wide selection of options to choose from. The bigger the selection, the better the chance that you'll […]

13 Halloween Costumes for People with Glasses

October 18, 2017
If you’ve got prescription glasses and don’t want to have to fuss with contacts this Halloween, no worries! There are plenty of classic Halloween costumes where you won’t have to do without.     1. Clark Kent – Nothing wrong with the classics, right? Pulling off this disguise can be an easy look for people of any age. Put a Superman shirt […]

Topics: Fun

October is Contact Lens Safety Month

October 16, 2017
Prevent Blindness declared October as Contact Lens Safety Awareness Month. The goal is to educate the public on how to safely use contact lens products and the best methods for obtaining and caring for them. Approximately 46 million Americans use contact lenses, but not everyone realizes how contact lenses may increase their risk of […]

Topics: Health, Contacts

Why Eyeglass Lenses are Just as Important as Frames

October 12, 2017
When it comes to glasses, designer frames get all the attention. They provide the flash, the style, and the razzle dazzle, so to speak. Frames become iconic. Frames make the glasses. However, eyeglass lenses are just as important! It's true! Your lenses make your glasses work. Lenses are packed with technology that improve vision, remove […]

Celebrate World Sight Day 2017

October 11, 2017
World Sight Day is October 12! This is an annual day of awareness meant to educate people on blindness and vision impairment worldwide. Optometry Giving Sight and the global optical industry offers its support – through the World Sight Day Challenge. This is a major fundraising campaign to raise money for projects like training healthcare […]

Topics: Health, Community

Quick Tips for Better Eye Health

October 10, 2017

Topics: Health

4 Celebrities with Vision Health Issues

October 05, 2017
Celebrities really are just like us! No matter how famous, celebrities are people and people need vision care. People need Vision For Life. Even with near-unlimted money and resources, there are countless examples of celebrities grappling with vision health issues. Some you may have heard of and some might come as news. Either way, it's […]