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Ask An Eye Doc: Can Your Eyes Get Sunburned?

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The simple answer is YES! VSP network eye doctor, Jennifer Tsai, OD from New York City reminds us “our skin and our eyes are organs. This makes them susceptible to the elements, which mean that like our skin, our eyes can become sunburned from prolonged exposure.” But you can’t put sunscreen on your eyes, right? Read More »

Dragon PXV Snow Goggle Giveaway

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If you love winter sports, you probably already know the importance of proper gear and eyewear. Snow can reflect up to 80% of the sun’s rays, which can cause both temporary discomfort and over time, long-term UV exposure, contributing to eye health issues such as cataracts and cancer of the eye. Protect your eyes from Read More »

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Play It Safe This Fourth of July

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Stay safe this Fourth of July holiday whether you’re soaking up the sun at a barbecue or watching dazzling firework displays. While spending time outdoors, it’s important to remember to protect yourself from UV rays with sunscreen and sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection. Once it gets dark and it’s time to put your sunglasses Read More »

Factors That Increase UV Exposure

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We’ve all learned the importance of applying sunscreen when in the sun to help protect us from ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Apply, reapply…. reapply again. But did you know UV exposure can do just as much, if not more damage to your eyes than it can to your skin? According to the American Optometric Association, too Read More »

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Say It Isn’t Snow – The Importance of UV Protection This Winter

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During the winter months if you live in or are visiting an area with snow, do you worry about Photokeratitis? What could help you reduce the impact of this mysterious ailment? The American Optometric Association defines Photokeratitis as a “painful eye condition that occurs when your eye is exposed to invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays.  In Read More »

UV Protection and Why Winter is Not an Exception

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It’s easy to assume that by now you’ve broken out the heavy duty jackets and scarfs and put away  the warm season staples like shorts and short sleeves. But before you also stash away your sunglasses, you should know the risks of not protecting your  eyes run in the winter months. The Elements of Winter Read More »

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Start the New Year Feeling Your Best

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With a new year upon us, many have committed to resolutions in the hopes of improving their lives in some way. One of the most common resolutions is to get in better shape or stay in shape. There are many complicated solutions, but for most, being able to be more active and watch what you Read More »

Preventing Snow Blindness

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The early arrival of winter weather this year has had an adverse impact on more than just the roads. The reflected ultraviolet rays from snow and ice could cause a painful eye condition called photokeratitis also known as snow blindness. Photokeratitis can happen if your eyes are not well protected during the winter months. Sunglasses with Read More »