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.

Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract Awareness Month

  The month of June is not only a time to celebrate the beginning of summer but a time to also celebrate Cataract Awareness Month. As a way to bring awareness and inform  people about cataracts, Prevent Blindness America designated June as Cataract Awareness Month. Known as the leading cause of blindness in the world, cataracts is expected to affect more than 30 million people by the year 2020. The good news is that there's a cure for cataracts. What is Cataracts? When the eye doc...

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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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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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Eye Health News: March – Workplace Eye Protection

Eye Health News: March – Workplace Eye Protection

  Most people aim to live a healthy lifestyle. They workout, eat healthy, and drink plenty of water throughout the day; but, sometimes the eyes and eyesight are overlooked. In order to help combat overlooking your eyes and eyesight, at My Eyelab, we're raising awareness the month of March for Workplace Eye Protection. In today's digital workplace, protecting your eyes goes further than just wearing protective eyewear when working with tools. Nowadays, you have to protect your eyes fro...

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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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Properly Caring for your Contact Lenses

Properly Caring for your Contact Lenses

  While most people use glasses as their preferred form of a corrective lens, an astonishing 37 million Americans choose contact lenses as their preferred corrective  lens option. Given this statistic, we thought it would benefit our contact wearing customers to learn how to properly care for their contacts. Properly caring for your contact lenses is not only essential to making them last, but it is also essential to maintaining optimal eye health. Learning to properly clean and care...

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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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Reducing Glare with Polarized Lenses

Reducing Glare with Polarized Lenses

We’ve all been there… outside partaking in outdoor activities, wearing sunglasses, and having to squint because of the pesky glare on our lenses. Luckily for you, we have a solution to the problem...Polarized Lenses! How do Polarized Lenses Work? Polarized Lenses are created to reduce the glare produced by sunlight. The polarized lenses are coated with a special chemical that helps reduce the glare from the sunlight that reflects off of water and solid surfaces. When light is reflected...

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Eye Allergies

  Have you ever found yourself with watery eyes or rubbing your eyes as soon as you step outside? If these sound like symptoms you’ve experienced at some point in your life, then you’ve felt the effects of an allergic reaction. Whether the reaction is due to seasonal allergies or more serious allergies, your eyes can experience symptoms such as: Itchy Eyes Watery Eyes Red Eyes Burning Eyes Causes of Eye Allergies Airborne Allergies The most common eye allergies are caused by...

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