Contacts May Provide Added UV Protection

Prolonged exposure to UV radiation from the sun can cause cataracts and macular degeneration and can lead to permanent eye damage and even blindness. Prevention by wearing quality sunglasses that block at least 99% of harmful rays from the sun … [Read more...]

Why do sunglasses make my eyes tired?

The symptoms are unmistakable. Sore, irritated eyes. Difficulty focusing. Dry or watery eyes. Blurred or double vision. Sensitivity to light. Headache. Tired eyes plague everyone at some point. Most of the time, eye fatigue (also known as eye strain … [Read more...]

Who Is At Greatest Risk For Eye Injury?

Almost half of the 2.5 million eye injuries reported annually occur in individuals ages 18-45. The second largest age group (25%) receiving the most eye injuries is children. More specifically, older teens and young adults in their late twenties … [Read more...]

5 Most Common Types of Eye Injuries

Over 2.5 million eye injuries happen every year in the United States with 50,000 people actually losing at least partial vision. Of that 2.5 million, almost 18% are caused by projectile objects, 13% by blunt objects, 10% by body parts (fingers, … [Read more...]

When Should You Wear Safety Goggles Instead of Safety Glasses?

While safety glasses provide adequate protection from impact and debris for most people most of the time, they do have a couple of weaknesses. Safety glasses do have gaps around the sides and at the top and bottom that make eyes vulnerable to foreign … [Read more...]