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.

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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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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Franklin Bobby Set to Hit Stores Next Week

Franklin Bobby Set to Hit Stores Next Week

Summer may be coming to a close, but there is no sign of stopping at My Eyelab. We are excited to announce that our latest Limited Edition eyewear collection, Franklin Bobby is set to hit stores next week. This new eye wear line was designed by two of our employees who were recognized for having the top performing store this past year. Francisco Pineiro and Roberto Garzon worked together to lead their team to victory. They believe that their key to success was working together along side their...

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Why do I need annual eye exams?

When you’re thinking about your health, the one thing you’re probably not thinking about are your eyes-- and why would you when your vision is perfectly fine. Your iPhone appears crisp, you don’t squint, and your night vision is comparable to a Tarsier. However, is clear vision indicative of healthy eyes? Maybe-- but with over 22 million Americans with cataracts, 2.3 million with glaucoma, 2 million with age-related macular degeneration, and 3 out of 4 with vision correction, you may want...

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Understanding The Multifocal Lens

We all know the importance of annual eye screenings for optimal eye health, but how much do you know about the corrective eyewear available to help you achieve clearer vision? During your annual eye exam, selecting the right lens and coatings is just as critical as selecting the right pair of frames. Near or far, personalizing your lens can make a huge impact on the way you see and the things you do. And thankfully, today’s latest lens technology not only offers you custom vision-- it adapts t...

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How To Remove Scratches From Your Eyeglasses

At some point or another, everyone has put their glasses on and seen a faint line, and no matter how much you wipe your glasses the line never goes away. Until... you realize that it’s a scratch, and simply wiping your glasses will not do. Here at My Eyelab we’ve prepared a guide on how to get rid of scratches on your lenses. First off, you will need a couple of supplies that include: A Microfiber cloth Lint-free cloth Water Small bowl Eyeglass cleansing spray Baking Soda Car wax...

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What Your Eye Symptoms Can Reveal About Your Health

Eye symptoms aren’t always restricted to eye diseases like cataracts and glaucoma-- sometimes eye conditions are precursors to systemic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and liver disease. Having a regular eye exam is crucial to helping detect and diagnose a range of medical conditions before they start causing problems. “The eye is a unique window into health,” says ophthalmologist Andrew Iwach, spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and executive director of the...

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Frame Friday: Bold Chunky Frames

Marc Ecko is giving you everything you love about chunky frames. These bold, cartoonish square specs breathe life into your abysmal desires to embrace your inner geek. A rectangle hybrid that challenges it's more traditional predecessors with its enormous size, giving you the perfect frame to lens ratio that will channel all the best things about the 80's and its unapologetic fashion trends. And to reinforce our ability to keep you hip on a budget, here are a few fashionably gifted celebrities...

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How To Protect Kids From Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness is on the rise. Rates of nearsightedness, or myopia, have increased over the past three decades, and it's estimated that a third to half of Americans are nearsighted-- a 66% percent increase according to the National Eye Institute. Nearsightedness generally affects school-aged children, and much like diabetes and obesity, its rapid increase has now deemed it an epidemic. In some East Asian countries, more than 90% of children are nearsighted by adulthood. What is more concerning...

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Frame Friday: Vintage-Inspired Frames

Still in search of a truly remarkable pair of glasses to last throughout the blazing days of summer? We found these beautiful vintage-inspired frames from Dolce & Gabbana that perfectly emulate the classic styles of fashion's past. A must-have accessory for any trend-skeptic looking for a one-of-a-kind statement piece. The oval shape frames with upswept corners and vivid accent help emphasize your cheeks while softening and adding contrast to strong facial features. It's the perfect accessor...

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