Screen Time Is Strain Time: Protecting Your Eyes While Online

The news is full of stories about how the pandemic is putting economic and emotional strains on many of us. But what’s frequently overlooked – no pun intended - is the indirect effect the situation is putting on our eyes. With more people spending a greater amount of time at home, the use of digital devices such as using computers for web browsing, checking social media, and...
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5 Ways to Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their life. Everyone, women and men, should want to do their part to raise awareness and do their part to find a cure. Whether you’re a breast cancer survivor, know someone who is combatting the disease, or just want to increase awareness and join the fight against breast cancer, here are 5 ways to...
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New Season, New Sunglasses

September might be here, but summer is still going strong – and so are the sun’s UV rays. Sunglasses with UV protection are critical to protect your eyes and even multiple other structures surrounding the eyes. Even eyelids can be damaged from the sun. One way to test if the UV protection in your sunglasses has expired is to buy a UV flashlight. Shine the light on some paper...
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Tips For Safe Fall Hiking

Fall hiking fanatics, rejoice! The season for cooling temperatures, changing colors, and spectacular views has finally arrived. As picturesque as fall hikes are, the season also brings many dangers and challenges for those looking forward to getting outdoors. Here are some things to watch for along with tips on how to stay safe:   Falling is the #1 Hazard For Fall Hikers. As...
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