Dave Johnston

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Win Nautica Sunglasses

With summer around the corner, more sunshine usually calls for the extra slathering of sunscreen to protect your skin. But what about guarding your eyes? Sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection are the way to go. In fact, long-term exposure to UV rays can result in cataracts, macular degeneration or skin cancer around the eyes. Read More »

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is almost here! If you are still searching for that special Mother’s Day gift, here are some gift ideas that will make your mom’s eyes light up with joy. For the Fashionista Mom: Keep your mom looking fab this summer in new designer sunnies. Your local VSP practice could just have the perfect Read More »

When Life Gives You Avocados, Make Guacamole

In a previous blog, I shared that being in front of a computer has left me at risk for macular degeneration. Well, I’ve recently learned a way to help strengthen our eyes. I hope you like avocados! According to the Huffington Post, this powerful fruit is packed with nutrients that are good for your hair, Read More »

Spider-Man vs. Spider Vision

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have powers like Spider-Man? In the Marvel comic book series, glasses–wearing teenager Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider which heightens Parker’s agility, strength and most notably, his senses (including his vision and intuition). Post spider bite, Parker eventually finds his vision is enhanced, Read More »

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Running for a Cause: The 2014 Boston Marathon

This is a follow up to a previous post on deaf-blind marathon runner and Team Eye and Ear member Bill Barkeley. Last week’s Boston Marathon was especially significant—besides marking one year after the tragic bombings, the marathon’s winner was the first American man to do so since 1983. In addition, more than 100 members of Read More »

Step Up Your Game and Protect Your Eyes with Athletic Eyewear

Baseball season started; basketball and hockey are officially in the playoffs; the FIFA World Cup is making its way home to Brazil; and I’m still waiting for football to start in September. All athletes, regardless of the sport, need to take care of their eyes in order to perform while in competition. According to the Read More »

Upcycle, Reduce, Reuse: Give Old Eyewear New Life

Happy Earth Day! Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has reminded us to be proactive in protecting our planet. One way we can all make a difference is by reducing waste, even with something as simple as a pair of glasses. Your unwanted eyewear can provide the gift of sight to those in need, Read More »