Everyday eyewear: Lens technology for pandemic times

Eyewear

Are contacts or glasses right for you? How do you know you’re picking the perfect pair of sunglasses for any season?  And what’s the latest style trend? In this section, learn all about the fashion and function of eyewear so you’re sure to find just the right fit.

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Behind the lens

Your go-to guide to lens technology.
Confused about all your lens choices? Not sure what the latest technology is all about? This handy guide will help make you a lens extraordinaire in no time.

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A timeline on the history of sunglasses

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The history of sunglasses

Join us as we travel back in time and take a closer look at the evolution of sunglasses.

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Framing your personality quiz

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Framing your personality quiz

Find out what your personality says about the type of frames you should buy by taking this short quiz.

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Everyday eyewear: Lens technology for pandemic times

It’s a bit cliché to say, but true nonetheless: from socializing to shopping, our behavior is changing in the face of COVID-19. And as our friend Newton tells us, for every action there is a reaction. In terms of our …

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Eyewear that works for video conferencing

While we’re physically distanced these days, more employees are connecting via video conferencing (hello, Zoom boom). For those of us that wear glasses, our medical-device-meets-facial-accessory is more front and center than ever before. That means now is a great time …

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A LASIK Q&A: 6 of your top questions answered

You have a lot of questions about LASIK surgery? Good. Every year, 600,000 Americans undergo corrective LASIK surgery, a revolutionary procedure that’s continued to improve since it’s FDA approval more than 20 years ago.1 Let’s look at some of the …

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Sun spectacles: How the right lens treatments can keep you sun-ready

Sun salutation, meet polarization While sun protection is necessary year-round, it’s good to perform a gut check as we spend more time outdoors. That means wearing the right lenses for the right activities or making sure you’re wearing sunglasses at …

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How lifestyle lenses could help improve your work life

Whether it’s work, home or play, most of us prepare ourselves from head to toe to adjust to different activities and environments. It could be a mistake to skip your eyes, especially at the workplace. An estimated 75% of people …

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All about monovision and treating it with LASIK: 3 considerations

It happens to all of us: At some point in life, usually after 40, we don’t seem to see up close like we used to. For many people, monovision can help. Monovision is a popular method for treating presbyopia, a …

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Considering LASIK? Then you should know about these advancements

As of 2018, more than 10 million Americans have had LASIK. In fact, nearly 600,000 people — more than the population of Boston — will undergo LASIK surgery this year.1 Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1998, LASIK …

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Las 3 P de los anteojos para el verano: protección, polarización, personalidad

La clave de los anteojos en cualquier estación del año es la protección, pero especialmente en el verano, cuando hay más luz natural que se refleja en una variedad de superficies: el agua, las ventanas, el pavimento caliente. Ahí es …

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Seeing the world in Transitions®

The smart lens that’s getting brighter Call it the “out-of-the-shadows shuffle;” that moment after leaving a darkened room and entering the light when we slow down, squint and try to catch our visual bearings. Transitions® lenses, which are made with …

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3 Ps of summer eyewear: Protection, polarization, panache

The name of the eye game any season of the year is protection, but especially in the summer when there’s more daylight reflecting off a variety of surfaces – water, windows, hot pavement. That’s where polarization comes into play. While …

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¿Piensa usar lentes de contacto decorativos?

6 aspectos con los que debe tener cuidado La siguiente es una estadística alarmante: de acuerdo con los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades, más del 80% de las personas que usan lentes de contacto admiten que se ponen en …

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Thinking about decorative contact lenses?

6 watch-outs you should know

Here’s a hair-raising statistic: More than 80% of contact lenses wearers admit they put themselves at risk for eye infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control.1 We have a hunch that many of them do so around Halloween. The …

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Contact lens technology

Get better vision with smarter contacts

While a quality pair of glasses can complement any outfit, sometimes you just might be more in the mood for contacts. You’re in luck, too, because new advancements range anywhere from automatic adjustments depending on varying light conditions to monitoring …

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10 bad habits that could hurt your contact lenses — and your eyes

10 bad habits that could hurt your contact lenses — and your eyes

From a dip in the pool to applying mascara, there’s a wide range of seemingly harmless daily activities that could compromise your contact lenses – and therefore your vision. We’ve got a list of 10 common behaviors for maintaining better …

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Blue light comes from the sun too

Tips to protect your eyes from the blue light in the sky

You’ve heard it before. Too much screen time can be straining on the eyes and could potentially increase the risk of  cataracts or macular degeneration.[1] It’s all thanks to blue light ─ glaring from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Even …

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Going into LASIK with open eyes – a checklist of what to do

If you are preparing for LASIK surgery, know you are in in good company – enough to fill a city, in fact. The number of LASIK surgeries to be performed in the United States is expected to reach about 600,000 …

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Making a spectacle: How glasses are crafted

When it comes to getting a pair of glasses, looks can be deceiving. We see them as functional fashion, but in reality eyeglasses are the Teslas of the personal style world – objects of beauty borne of impressive feats in …

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Need to buy glasses online? Here are 8 things to know

Our digital devices have made online shopping more secure and convenient than ever1. But, buyers beware – not all online stores are created equal. And that’s especially true when it comes to glasses. Here are 8 things to know before …

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Glasses not your thing? Here’s how to make sure contacts are right for you.

Whether you have an active lifestyle, need peripheral vision correction or simply want freedom from eyeglasses, contact lenses could be the right choice for you. Contact lenses are even easier to wear and available for more patients’ prescriptions with advancements …

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How to decide if contacts are right for you

If getting new glasses is similar to getting a new pair of shoes, then changing from glasses to contacts is more like learning how to ride a bike. Contacts aren’t an accessory change. They’re a lifestyle change. Glasses are easy. …

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  • 80% of learning in the first 12 years comes through the eyes

    Source: The Discovery Eye Foundation, Learning-related vision problems, July 2014.