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Eye Care Basics for All Ages

Protecting your eyes is simple and easy if you know the best practices. Even if you don’t, we’ve got you covered! While our tips and recommendations may seem too simple to be true, good habits can help promote healthy vision, no matter what age you are.

Eat Right

Yes, you really are what you eat!

Good health and healthy eyes all begin with the foods you eat. You’ve probably heard that carrots can help to improve your vision, but did you know eating fish, leafy greens, eggs, citrus fruits and legumes can also positively benefit your eyes? Yup! They all contain nutrients that help benefit eye health. By adding, Vitamin C, A, Zinc and Omega-3 rich foods into your diet, you’re helping to protect your eyes and promote clearer vision.

Next time you’re browsing the grocery store aisle, try to avoid reaching for those fatty foods! Your eyes will thank you.

Wear Sunglasses

You knew it was coming! Sunglasses are essential for maintaining healthy eyes because they protect against harmful UV rays.

Wearing sunglasses is a good idea during all seasons, even winter! No matter the weather, UV rays can still peek through the clouds and cause severe eye damage later on in life. For most people, we recommend using polarized lenses. They can provide glare protection, along with UV protection to keep your eyes happy and healthy.

If you work as a pilot or spend time on the ice, we might recommend a different type of lens for you. Stop in to learn more!

Take a Break

Since technology is so easily accessible, it can be hard to find time in your day when you aren’t looking at a screen. Taking time to avoid the screens and the blue light that projects off of them is good practice for your eyes’ wellbeing.

If you’re looking for additional measures to help protect your vision against blue light, try Blutech Lenses. These will block the blue light from reaching your eyes. By reducing your exposure, you will likely find you sleep better, suffer from less eye strain and become more productive.

Use Eye Protection

Never forget to practice healthy eye habits and protect your eyes when playing sports or working with airborne materials.

Sports like hockey and lacrosse can lead to eye injury without the proper protection. The same can be said for common household chores like mowing the lawn, which can stir up dirt and dust near your eyes. By wearing safety goggles or sports glasses, you can protect your eyes from the unpredictable.

We can tell you to eat your veggies, look away from the screens, and to wear sunglasses, but the best thing you can do is schedule your annual checkup! Do you need help getting started? Try scheduling an exam with us. Just click here!

Proper protective eyewear can prevent up to 90% of all eye injuries

FIT + FRAME MATTER: PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES

At Rx Optical, our patients trust us to protect their eyes and support overall health. That’s why we carry the best prescription safety glasses available. We take safety glasses seriously, as we know that the work our patients do when wearing them is important. Proper protective eyewear can prevent up to 90% of all eye injuries, and we are here to help.

When selecting your next pair of prescription safety glasses, make sure to keep the following in mind:

THE RIGHT FIT
Working with a trained professional who makes sure your glasses fit correctly is key. If your prescription safety glasses are either too snug or too loose, you will find yourself struggling with them all day. It’s not safe to have to continually adjust your glasses. The right fit will allow you to not notice them at all, meaning that you can focus on what is important: the work at hand and staying safe. If you find yourself adjusting your glasses throughout the day, it’s time to make an appointment.

THE RIGHT FRAME
Selecting the right frame is so important when it comes to prescription safety glasses. Glasses that are approved to use for protection are tested for high mass impact, durability, and high velocity impact – quite the rigorous tests! Rx Optical offers superior frame selection to make sure your pair of prescription safety glasses are the best frame for you. Our glasses meet both OSHA and ANSI standards, and come in a variety of materials and finishes.

THE RIGHT REPLACEMENT
This may seem obvious, but it is not safe to wear the same pair of prescription safety glasses beyond your doctor’s orders. Regular eye exams to check to make sure your prescription strength is correct and that your frames, lenses, and fit are still on-point is an important step to ensure your eyes are healthy and protected.

With competitive prices and superior frame selection, our team is able to provide the most technically advance safety glasses on the market. Schedule an exam today to find the right frames for you.

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“Tuesday, June 27 is National Sunglasses Day!

To celebrate, Rx Optical is encouraging the community to share their sunglass selfie using the hashtag #SunglassSelfie.

The campaign was launched by The Vision Council to educate on the importance of wearing shades to protect the eyes from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays.”

-WZZM, Celebrating National Eyeglasses Day, 6/27/17

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Rx Optical Offers BluTech Lenses to Reduce Digital Eye Strain

As the amount of time we spend each day on some type of electronic device continues to rise, so does the amount of strain we put on our eyes. Artificial blue light refers to the light that is emitted from cell phones, tablets, computers, and many other devices. Blue light tells our brains to remain alert and awake, hence why we hear we shouldn’t be on our phones so close to bedtime. The blue light emitted from these devices tells our brains that it is daytime and we should be awake, making it difficult to fall asleep and get rest. Blue light is also hard on the eyes in that it may lead to cumulative damage of retinal cells. Age Related Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of blindness over the age of 50, can be caused by overexposure of blue light.

A solution to the problems associated with blue light, would be to not expose ourselves so much, but how practical is that?

Rx Optical is now offering BluTech lenses, which are designed to reduce the eye strain associated with our digital devices. The lenses filter high energy visible light that can help reduce headaches, eliminate fatigue, allow more restful nights, and eliminate potential damage to your eyes. With the use of BluTech lenses, 93% of visible blue light is blocked, immensely helping the overall strain we put on our eyes on daily basis.

Visit any one of Rx Optical’s 51 locations for your BluTech lenses.