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Spring Is Coming: Protect Your Eyes From Allergies

February 28, 2019
Spring is almost here and while that signals the return of warmer, more pleasant weather, it also means it's time to protect your eyes against ocular allergies. What can you do to protect yourself? Below, we'll cover three things you should keep in mind as the weather turns warmer and allergens come back into the picture:[…]

Red Eyes? Here's What Might Be Happening

February 25, 2019
Have you had itchy, watery eyes lately? Or, do they come about at certain times of the year? It’s possible you may have red eyes. Red eyes occur when the part of your eye that’s usually mostly white turns red or pink. That’s because the tiny blood vessels within your eye have become inflamed or dilated. In addition to the color of the eye […]

Seeing Is Believing: 4 Illinois Landmarks Worth Traveling For

February 21, 2019
We may be biased, but we believe Illinois is one of the most beautiful states in America. Illinois includes many architectural marvels and historic landmarks, but its unique natural beauty often goes overlooked. In this post, we’ll take a look at four of the most amazing locales in the Prairie State.[…]

Cry If You Want To: The Reason for Tears

February 18, 2019
We often don’t think about tears until we cry. And when we cry, the last thing we usually want to think about is why we have tears and how they work. The salty solution is important because it protects, moisturizes, and cleans our eyes.[…]

5 Ways That Bard Optical Puts The Patient First

February 14, 2019
Bard Optical believes in 'Vision For Life.' For its customers, that means a lifelong patient-doctor relationship unlike any other. When you're a patient at Bard Optical, your needs and interests come first. Bard Optical isn't a tiny fly-by-night shop. Bard Optical isn't a mega-corporation that sees patients as numbers on a spreadsheet. Bard […]

4 Types of Glasses That Will Make a Statement in 2019

February 11, 2019
You've seen it plastered across social media: 'New Year, New You.' It's a battle cry for gym memberships, fad diets, and other resolutions or goals. But, what if you learned that a major game-changer was sitting right above your nose? That's right: consider a new pair of eyeglasses this year and make a bold statement about who you are and […]

6 Things You Need to Know About Low Vision

February 07, 2019
  Low vision is a term that encompasses many eye conditions and visual impairments. From reading to writing, and from recognizing faces to shopping, living with low vision can be challenging for you or someone you know. Here are six things to know about low vision.[…]

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February 04, 2019
February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. From our Glossary: "often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older. Because people in this group are an increasingly larger percentage of the general population, vision loss from macular degeneration is a […]