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Your vision is vital to a happy and healthy life. We hope to provide the tools and information you need to help maintain that life.

Our educational guides are reviewed by Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and other vision experts. These guides provide valuable information on topics ranging from children’s eye health to how your vision can impact your mental health.

the evolution of glasses styles over the past decades

Glasses Through the Decades: The Evolution of Glasses Styles

The history of eyewear is long and not just limited to the past century. In fact, experts believe that glasses have been around since the beginning of time. Ancient Egyptians are believed to have worn them as early as 2000 BC, and Romans wore them too.  However, we can definitely say that today’s eyeglasses (as […]

celebrities with eye vision issues

Celebrities With Eye & Vision Issues: Ptosis, Low Vision & More (Guide)

When we think of celebrities, most of us picture the glamorous lifestyle they lead. The parties, the red-carpet events, and all the fame that comes with it. As such, it’s hard to believe that these same people also struggle with some of the same problems that we do. But it’s true. And some of those […]

eye care guide for sensitive eyes

Eye Care Guide for Sensitive Eyes: Products, What to Do & What Not to Do (Guide)

Sensitive eyes can be a pain. And for people with sensitive eyes, finding a solution that works can be challenging. In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about eye care for sensitive eyes — from products to use and ones to avoid, as well as what you should do and what […]

how drugs affect the eye

How Drugs Affect the Eye: Dilation, Pinpoint Pupils, Redness & More

Your eyes are the window to the soul, and they can tell a lot about your health. These organs of vision can reveal things like infections, allergies, and other health conditions.  Drugs can affect your eyes in a variety of ways, and these effects can be signs of greater damage. Eye Changes That Drugs Can […]

how diabetes affects your eyes

How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes

Diabetic eye disease (DED) covers a group of issues that can affect the eyes of diabetic patients. Conditions that fall under DED include diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic macular edema. Though you may experience vision impairment due to diabetes, modern medical treatment can mitigate damage and preserve eyesight in most cases.  What Is Diabetic […]

Most Common Bucket List Plans

Bucket Lists: What Americans Want to See and Do Before They Die

As we get older, things change. Our eyes age and we slow down, but one thing many people continue to feel is a deep desire to keep exploring the world. But where do you start?  Our new report of more than 900 Americans unveils the top bucket list items, including where people most want to […]

American Rise in Reading Popularity

Bookworm Nation: American 2022 Reading Habits

Books have the ability to transport people anywhere at any time. One story can lead you to the magical halls of Hogwarts while a different book can teach you about the Revolutionary War. Others tell the story of a heartbreaking loss in iambic pentameter, and some just help exhausted parents figure out how best to […]

woman with 20-20 vision

Eye Exercise to Improve Your Vision: How to Do Them, How They Work & More

Eye exercises aren’t likely to dramatically improve your vision, but they may result in minor improvements. They can also promote overall eye comfort, particularly after situations that strain your eyes. Eye exercises can range from small, everyday tasks recommended for the general population as a way to ensure long-lasting eye health to specific exercises necessary […]

School and Sickness in 2022

Children and Common Illnesses: 48% Already Sick In the 2022-2023 School Year

Kids are back in school, and that means the return of back-to-school illnesses. As children across the country are spending time in classrooms, for many families, there’s a concern of what their kids might bring home. From the flu to pink eye or the common cold, many illnesses get spread around schools, especially as winter […]

veteran vision care

Veterans & Vision Care Guide: Helpful Resources for Veterans

Researchers say there are about 19 million American veterans, and they make up less than 10 percent of the total American adult population. Some of them came home with injuries that affected their vision. Others developed age-related vision issues over time. The Veterans Administration (VA) has several robust programs for veterans with vision issues. These […]

United States of UFOs and Aliens

The United States of UFOs: What’s that in the Sky?

Area 51. Roswell. Close Encounters. E.T. UFOs and aliens are all around us- from the movies to beloved video games and, as of late, official reports from the Pentagon. Who hasn’t looked up at the night sky and asked themselves, “Are we alone?” But which states in the nation are having more close encounters with […]

woman and children looking at tablet screen

A Guide to Pregnancy & Vision

Pregnancy can change your vision in ways you may not have anticipated. Some women notice that they are more sensitive to light, and others have headaches or migraines. You may experience things looking blurry or see spots in your visual field.  These changes can be the result of natural hormonal changes during pregnancy, and they […]