16 Reasons Why Children Should Wear Sunglasses

After these kids have sensitive red eyes from pool pee, it is really important that they wear a good pair of protective sunglasses. I live at one the largest pools in the world (Pacific Ocean) there is plenty of red eyes on the beach from kids. We don't have chlorine, we have urine, dirty diapers, plastic, food waste, sugary drinks, pot, condoms, … [Read more...]

Perfect PEE Proof Pool Products

The viral news of peeing in pool causing red eyes was funny.  For those who didn't see it, the original story goes back to 2012. The problem is not the urine which is relativity sterile it is the chemical compound of urine and chlorine which leads to red eyes and other diseases. There Must Be A Better Way!  And guess what, Hilco comes to the … [Read more...]

Glaucoma Treatment Market Will Grow to $3 Billion by 2023

LONDON, UK , June 2015 - The treatment market for glaucoma will rise in value from $2.4 billion in 2013 to approximately $3 billion by 2023 across the seven major markets (7MM) of the US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, and Japan, representing a moderate overall Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 2.4%, says research and consulting firm … [Read more...]

Smoking And Vision: Tips From Former Smokers

Prevent Blindness Joins CDC In Public Awareness Campaign to Help Educate Public on Dangerous Effects of Smoking on Vision. National Groups Are Working Together to Spread Awareness Through the “Tips From Former Smokers” Program CHICAGO  2015) – Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety non-profit organization, is … [Read more...]

Twitching Eyes Infographic

Don't you hate those fluttering eye twitches? If it happens to you, it happens to you patients. When they come in to see you They most likely do not tell you. Here is a great shareable infographic that you can put up in your social media platforms. Tip... each eye twitch reason is a good post on SM. … [Read more...]

Health Benefits Of Wine For National Wine Day

Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages."  Louis Pasteur National Wine Day is May 25 and we thought we would celebrate by reprinting an article from Ellen Troyer of Biosyntrx on the Health Benefits of Wine. Research from Johns Hopkins University suggests that a glass or two of red wine every day may help protect the brain from … [Read more...]

The Vision Council Talks UV, Protection For National Sunglass Day

New report educates against endangering vision from UV exposure Alexandria, VA (May, 2015) – The Vision Council is educating consumers against the serious eye risks from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays with the release of its new report, Protection for the Naked Eye: Sunglasses as a Health Necessity. The report, released earlier this … [Read more...]

15 of the Best iPhone Apps for Understanding Food Labels

The issue of discussing diets with patients has come up many times. As we all know a good diet lead to good eyesight and overall health. With all the food labels today it gets very confusing. What is organic, GMO free, Cruelty Free, Natural, Lite, Lean, Lo-Cal, Cage Free Eggs and what additives they all have, how much fat, salt, calories. … [Read more...]

Should You Discuss Sugary Drinks With Your Patients?

The other day I walked into the local Vons and whoa.. all of a sudden, half of the store seems to be Sugary Drinks, 6 aisles are devoted to sugary drinks and flavored water. No wonder the United States is the #1 Most Obese Country in the World. No wonder the United States has the most expensive Healthcare in the World. No wonder, the United States … [Read more...]

Why Do People Put Cucumbers On Their Eyes?

National Cucumber Day is May 12 in 2015 and I have always wondered why people put cucumbers on their eyes. It is thought, due to the water content of cucumbers, they help to hydrate and reduce puffiness around the eyes. Might be something to consider offering at your eyecare office? Cucumbers are beneficial not just for cosmetic reasons. Studies … [Read more...]

Get Sun Smart Infographic

Get Sun Smart infographic is from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Offering great tips for both eyecare professionals and patients. 47% of sunglass wearers do not check UV rating before making a purchase. Which bears the question, do you talk about UV to everyone of your patients?   … [Read more...]

Employee Productivity And Clean Air

May is National Clean Air Month and a good time to review your Indoor Air Quality. 90% of our time is spent indoors and if you think about it, at least 40 hours of that time is at work. The EPA in studies have found that Indoor Air can have higher levels of pollutants that the outside. Poor Indoor Air Quality can impact health, comfort and … [Read more...]

Infographic: Are Digital Devices Harmful To Your Health?

There has been a lot of discussion about Blue Light, digital devices, eye strain, computer vision syndrome. With the rise in digital devices we will most likely see more health issues due to this. This helpful infographic for consumers explains blue light and digital devices. … [Read more...]

A Case For Lifestyle Medicine

I read this interesting article from Ellen Troyer of Biosyntrx and it struck me, that as much as eyecare professionals think of themselves in the medical field, do they really promote Lifestyle Medicine? Is this an area that they and their staff feel versed in? Is this sector of preventive medicine talked about via websites and social media? If … [Read more...]

Improving Sports Vision And Eye Safety Infographic

April is National Youth Sports Safety Month. Being able to see clearly fast moving objects will enhance performance as well as keeping eyes safe. … [Read more...]