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Your Eyes Need Special Winter Care, Here’s How To Help Them Survive The Chill!

The winter months are coming, and it’s a good guess that you’ve already taken the necessary steps to update your wardrobe with warm coats, leggings, and cozy hats. While you were taking all that time worrying about the health of the rest of your body, did you stop and consider that your eyes may need […]

Three Steps To Enduring Optical Health

One of the senses we most often take for granted is our ability to see and enjoy the visual wonders of the world around us. While growing up, we were often told to take care of our eyes by using proper lighting, not sitting too close to the TV, and other suggestions that have proven […]

How To Choose The Best Glasses For The Shape Of Your Face

There’s nothing like a fresh pair of glasses to help give someone a new perspective on the world, and it can do incredible things for your appearance as well. People have been wearing glasses for correcting eyesight and fashion for hundreds of years, and throughout that time they have appeared in a broad range of […]

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Are Happy Tears Different From Sad Tears?

There are countless situations that can drive us to tears, from the happiest of moments to slicing onions on a table.  We often think of tears as merely being tears, without much in the way of distinction between what makes each tear different from the others.  One of the questions that have often been asked […]

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Ways to Relieve Eye Allergies

All over the world, people suffer from eye allergies, inflammation, and puffiness caused by particulates in the air like pollen and dust.  Along with the eye allergies, you can also get sneezing, runny nose, coughing; all ways misery can add to puffy, red, itchy eyes. Dr. Paul Trapeni, Jr at the Optical Shoppe has been […]

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Headaches and Vision Problems

Did you know that your frequent headaches could actually be caused by problems with your vision? If you have been experiencing frequent headaches or if you’ve noticed a sudden onset of headaches that are not normal, then it may be time to schedule a visit with your eye doctor. Your eye doctor can help you […]

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Seven Steps to Putting Drops in Your Eyes the Right Way

Eye drops are helpful to a range of different eye problems from dry eyes to glaucoma. While eye drops can be an important part of treatment, if not administered correctly they can cause unnecessary irritation or discomfort. Depending on the treatment type, you may need to use eye drops regularly or for a short time. […]

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Eye Tattoos: The Trend That Could Harm Your Eyes

It’s the newest trend in extreme body modifications; eyeball tattoos. Eyeball tattoos, or sclera tattoos, inject needles containing dyes into the white portions of your eye. Although this may look like a unique way to communicate your individuality, this new trend is extremely dangerous to your eyes and vision. With sclera tattoos, the injected ink […]

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are one of the most common eye issues affecting over twenty-two million Americans over the age of forty. But, what exactly are cataracts and how can they be prevented or treated to avoid vision loss or further complications? In simple terms, a cataract is a clouding of the lens causing vision to become foggy. […]

Glasses vs. Contact Lenses

Our eyes are our windows to the world. Every activity that we do is importantly dependent on the ability for vision. And not just work, but enjoyment and the fulfillment of life itself depend heavily on being able to see. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly common to have less than perfect vision. Regular use of […]