Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! (Can you hear the Christmas carol playing in the background?? “It’s the moooost wonderful tiiimmmmeee of the yeeeaaarrrr….”) Unfortunately “the most wonderful time of the year” this year was not in September when the kids went back to school (we all know nothing about that was normal.) And it’s also not yet Christmas...because who knows what that will bring to our lives given that so much of this year has been turned upside down.
Have you ever wondered about eye emergencies? Or had one yourself? There are various different kinds and types to be aware of but this one in particular is important to watch out for, because left untreated it can result in permanent vision loss: Retinal Detachment What is it?
It’s back to school time. Only instead of heading back to school everyone is sitting at their kitchen tables awaiting instruction, on screens. And when not “in school” free time allows for gaming and netflix and online content aka more screens. It’s been months of time connecting on phones and zoom and screens. And it doesn't look like it will end anytime soon. So let’s break down what that means for the eyes in your family. For You: Getting and wearing computer glasses or having some frames retrofitted with blue light blocking lenses can help. (hint: we do these!)
Coronavirus is here. The underlying fear and panic is palpable: from the empty shelves at grocery stores to the complete lack of supplies in the way of hand sanitizer and face masks (that are NOT recommended and do not help prevent people from getting sick). So what can you do??
Buying online has become almost reflexive in today’s society. And while it can be great for a lot of things, we’re looking at how purchasing eyewear online affects YOU and your world. To simplify complex subject, we’ve narrowed down what you need to know into 3 parts:
It’s that time of year again! The countdown is on before your flexible spending account (FSA) expires. (December 31) Yup, there is a “use-it or lose-it” rule (straight from the government.) What’s covered? We want to help you make the most of your heard earned dollars. By using your FSA you are saving money that would otherwise have gone to taxes (an average of 25% of your income, based on Seattle 2018 median income.) So basically you’re getting 25% off your eyewear! It’s like a sale for yourself, and an opportunity to elevate the style in your life. Helllllloooo foxy frames!
Can you swim with contact lenses? Sure, but is it a good idea? No, no it is not. In a chlorinated pool, the chlorine (a chemical similar to bleach) strips away the protective layer of "tear film" in your eyes. This "film" is the barrier keeping bacteria and germs out. Once it is gone, your contact then acts as a sticky bandaid for all the germs it comes into contact with. And holds them close to your eyeball, with direct access to your cornea