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The Dangers of Over-the-Counter Costume Contact Lenses

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Created on: October 24, 2014

Author: wpengine
Category: General
Tags: eye safety, contact lenses

While they may be the perfect finishing touch on a costume, non-prescription cosmetic contact lenses can wreak havoc on your vision. Below are four ways that over-the-counter decorative contact lenses can seriously harm your eyes:

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Blue Light from Devices a Growing Concern

Created on: August 11, 2014

Author: wpengine
Category: General
Tags: eye safety

Did you know that blue light emitted from digital devices can be harmful to your eyes?

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Eye Consultants of Atlanta’s Dr. Evan Loft on “Protecting Your Eyes from the Summer Sun

Created on: May 29, 2014

Author: wpengine
Category: General
Tags: eye safety, sunglasses, dr. evan loft

Eye Consultants of Atlanta’s Dr. Evan Loft on Fox5 Atlanta News: “Protecting Your Eyes from the Summer Sun

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Did You Know? Every 13 Minutes, an Emergency Room Treats a Sports-Related Eye Injury

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Created on: April 10, 2014

Author: wpengine
Category: General
Tags: eye safety

Each year, thousands of people experience an eye injury while participating in athletics and recreational activities. In fact, eye injuries from sports send an estimated 42,000 people to the emergency room each year.

By using protective eyewear, an estimated 90 percent of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented. Take precautions — don’t risk your sight!

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Halloween Hazard: The Dangers of Decorative Contact Lenses

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Created on: October 21, 2013

Author: wpengine
Category: General
Tags: eye safety, contact lenses

To safely wear costume contact lenses for Halloween (or any time of year), be sure to follow these guidelines:

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It Can Happen in the Blink of an Eye

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Created on: October 2, 2013

Author: wpengine
Category: General
Tags: eye safety

Eye injuries can happen, well, in the blink of an eye! That’s why it’s so important to protect them.

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Do You Protect Your Eyes From UV Radiation? Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Don’t!

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Created on: May 15, 2013

Author: wpengine
Category: General
Tags: eye safety, sunglasses

Despite the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation (UV) to eyes and vision, 40 percent of U.S. adults do not wear sunglasses while outdoors, and nearly half of drivers do not protect their eyes on the road. Unprotected exposure to the sun increases risk for serious vision problems like cataracts, abnormal eye growths, cancer of the eye and surrounding skin, and macular degeneration.

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Eye Care Mistakes: Five Things We Think We Know About Our Vision

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Created on: March 6, 2013

Author: wpengine
Category: General
Tags: eye safety

Old wives tales and misinformation online can create a lot of confusion, especially concerning health care. When it comes to eye health, it’s important to know the facts so you can protect your vision. Here are five common misconceptions about eye health:

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Keeping Your Eyes Safe This Holiday Season

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Created on: December 5, 2012

Author: wpengine
Category: General
Tags: eye safety

The holiday season is in full effect and for most of us it’s a time that we all look forward to as it means attending parties, relaxing, and spending time with the people we love most. It is meant to be a time of joy and celebration. Do not let preventable eye injuries ruin your time with family and friends this season. Parents should be especially aware of the potential holiday eye hazards that could affect their children. By simply following a few helpful tips you can ensure that your holidays will be safe, merry, and bright!

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October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

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Created on: October 17, 2012

Author: wpengine
Category: General
Tags: eye safety

In an effort to educate the public about the importance of safe vision, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has declared October as National Eye Injury Prevention Month. The hope is that by sharing some of the most common vision accidents and causes, as well as helpful tips on how to maintain healthy vision, people can avoid these injuries that happen each and every year.

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