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Understanding your health insurance deductible

As we head into the final months of 2022, it also marks the end of annual health insurance policies. For most plans, this means your deductible resets and is set back to zero.   Deductibles are the out-of-pocket expenses you pay before insurance coverage begins. Deductibles can be as low as a couple hundred dollars all… Read More


Tips for Healthy Aging Eyes

Eyes are often considered a human feature that doesn’t age – features that will appear the same on both young and old. Although this may seem true, eyes age just like any other organ and require regular care to maintain optimal health.   September is considered Healthy Aging Month, which is designed to focus national attention… Read More


Celebrating 4th of July Safely: How to Protect Your Eyes from Fireworks

As fireworks light up the sky this Fourth of July, it’s important to follow proper safety measures to protect your vision. Over 9,000 people are sent to the emergency room due to firework-related injuries, with 15% of those being eye injuries. The National Safety Council and the Consumer Product Safety Commission encourage the public to leave… Read More


Eye-Doctor Approved Holiday Gifts

December is Safe Toy and Gifts Month, and as the holidays approach, it’s important to keep safety in mind when purchasing gifts for your loved ones, especially children. In 2018, over 225,000 children were hospitalized due to toy-related injuries, many of which included lacerations, corneal abrasions and ocular hyphema (blood in the eye). Eyes are… Read More


UV Safety Month – Tips to stay safe in the sun

July is UV Safety Month, and this can serve as a reminder of the importance to enjoy the outdoors safely.  UV light (or ultraviolet light) is a type of electromagnetic radiation that originates from the sun and reaches Earth.  UV light is different from visible light rays, which are longer and can be seen by… Read More


MAY is Healthy Vision Month!

The National Eye Institute (NEI) created Healthy Vision Month 15 years ago. Their goal was to spread awareness of eye illnesses while encouraging everyone to protect their vision with good habits. What can you do to help NEI reach its goal this May? Protect your eyes from the sun: We often spend time under the… Read More


Sports Eye Safety Month

Sports Eye Safety Month April is Sports Eye Safety Month. It is a great time to help yourself and others while taking better care of our vision. We often take vision for granted as a potential eye injury could be life changing. Help protect yourself this month by adding the following to your to-do list…. Read More


Workplace Eye Wellness Month: Protect Your Vision

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, which is a great opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of vision protection. Some professions have obvious hazards, like those that require working around heavy machinery or chemicals. Others may have less physical risk but can still harm the eyes.  For example, jobs that involve working on a… Read More