From eye health and news to the latest in eyewear fashion and style, get the full scoop from the My EyeLab Vision Blog. Here you’ll find articles, tips, and trends in vision to help keep you healthy and in-the-know.

Eye Health: Blepharitis

Eye Health: Blepharitis

  Have you ever woken up with your eyelids stuck together? Do they seem to have greasy flakes around the eyelashes? If you've experienced these symptoms, you may be suffering from blepharitis. When a blepharitis diagnosis is made, it is referring to the eye health condition in the eyes that causes the eyelids to become inflamed. The part of the eyelid that usually becomes inflamed is the area around the eyelashes. The part of the eyelid that usually becomes inflamed is the area around...

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Top 5 Reasons to Wear Glasses

Top 5 Reasons to Wear Glasses

  Eyeglasses are becoming increasingly popular, with their updated styles, colors, and affordability. So, why not jump on the bandwagon and get a pair of eyeglasses? Here are our Top 5 Reasons for Getting Eyeglasses! Reasons For Getting Eyeglasses Fashion - With numerous styles, colors, and shapes, eyeglasses are up to date on the latest fashion trends. They are great accessories to make any outfit fashionable and enhance your facial features. Eye Protection - In today's digi...

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Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Month

  Whenever we feel a cold or flu coming on, we schedule an appointment to receive the proper treatment and cure ourselves of any sickness.  We tend to take care of these issues immediately because they show obvious signs - but what about your eyes?  In most cases, the eyes are overlooked because they do not show immediate signs or symptoms. In order to promote visual health and reiterate the importance of annual eye exams, the National Eye Institute-designated May as the official Heal...

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April – Women’s Eye Health Month

April – Women’s Eye Health Month

  In an effort to increase awareness and stress the importance of eye health in women, Prevent Blindness America designated the month of April Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. Unfortunately, women are more prone to eye problems than men. When it comes to the visually impaired and blind population in the US, 2/3 of those people are women. This is why it's important to create awareness and promote eye health in women. Here at My Eyelab, we've created a guide detailing the causes of eye...

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Sports Eye Safety Month

Sports Eye Safety Month

  Do you enjoy playing sports? Have you've ever encountered a close call with getting hit in the eye or receiving a blow to the eyes? If you've answered 'yes' to any of the questions posted above, it may be time to consider purchasing  protective eyewear for playing sports. Based on a study done by the American Academy of Ophthalmology there are more than tens of thousands of sports and recreation-related eye injuries each year. On a positive note, 90% of these eye injuries can be...

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Reasons to Schedule an Eye Exam

Reasons to Schedule an Eye Exam

  Medical Conditions They weren't lying when they said that your eyes are the windows to the soul. They are also the window to your overall health. An eye exam can help detect systemic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Developmental Problems Your eyes expose you to the world you live in and contribute to your learning. Making sure that they are in optimal condition is crucial to having a lifetime of vision and sight. When it comes to ch...

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Saving Your Vision

Saving Your Vision

The month of March signifies the beginning of Spring along with Save your Vision Month. At My Eyelab, we take our customers eyesight seriously, and we've created a blog post informing our customers of the importance of getting a yearly comprehensive eye exam and tips on how to save your vision. Just as you implement healthy eating and exercising habits into your lifestyle, you should implement healthy eye habits into your daily lifestyle. Implementing healthy eye habits help maintain optimal...

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February: Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February: Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

  In the eye health community, February is an important month, as it is Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month. Based on a recent statistic, over 1.5 million Americans have Age-Related Macular Degeneration, also known as AMD. In an effort to increase awareness and inform our customers of AMD, we've created a blog post that outlines what Age-Related Macular Degeneration is, and how your vision is affected by it. When your eye doctor mentions Age-Related Macular Degeneration,...

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January: National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January: National Glaucoma Awareness Month

When was the last time you had an eye exam? Have you been tested for glaucoma? If the answers to those questions is a "no," it's time to schedule an eye exam, and get tested for glaucoma. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. That's why  we've compiled information on Glaucoma and the importance of getting a yearly eye exam in order to detect glaucoma early on. Glaucoma, What is it? When the Optometrists diagnoses someone with Glaucoma, he is referring to the build-up of fluid in th...

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Making the Most of Your Vision Insurance Before 2016

Making the Most of Your Vision Insurance Before 2016

    As the year comes to a close, so do most Insurance plans and benefits. In most cases, these benefits do not roll over to the new year. Which means, if you don’t use them, you lose them!   That’s why it’s important to check with your insurance provider to determine if you have any unused benefits. One of the benefits that you should use (if you haven’t already) is your vision insurance. Getting a yearly routine eye exam is vital for maintaining exceptional eye health....

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