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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 […]

These Are The 10 Worst Toys Of 2018 For Eye Health

December 07, 2018
No one wants to take a trip to the emergency room over the holidays. Yet holidays actually pose an increased risk. ERs see an uptick in patients during the week between Christmas and New Year’s for many reasons, including increased travel, extreme weather, house fires, and household accidents. Of patients treated for eye injury, the leading […]