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How Prescription Eyewear Is Made

How Prescription Eyewear Is Made

Eyeglasses are an amazing invention, aren’t they? For centuries, prescription lenses have helped to restore people’s vision and protect their eyes from damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet radiation and glare, in addition to blue light that comes...

How Contact Lenses Are Made

How Contact Lenses Are Made

If you yourself don’t wear them, you almost definitely know someone who does: Contact lenses — those small, curved pieces of plastic that correct vision impairment — are one of the most successful medical device technologies. They are a part of daily...

Celebrating the Rise of Women in Optometry

Celebrating the Rise of Women in Optometry

In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month. And we’re proud to say that optometry is one place women are making history. Did you know that optometry began as a predominantly male profession in the late 1800s, but today, women make up nearly half of all...

9 Strategies to Adapt to Life With Low Vision

9 Strategies to Adapt to Life With Low Vision

February is Low Vision Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness of this condition which affects millions of Americans each day. Low vision is the term for a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by standard glasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery....

3 Simple Metaphors To Explain Glaucoma

3 Simple Metaphors To Explain Glaucoma

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. It is a time to increase awareness of this group of diseases that are known as the “silent thief of sight” because they are painless and symptom-free. Glaucoma cannot be prevented, and though there are treatments, there...