Monday, June 22, 2020 1:00 AM
As cities around the world reopen and June ushers in the summer season, it’s important for us to protect our eyes from the sun’s UV rays. Although the sun emits harmful rays 365 days of the year, it is strongest during the spring and summer months. So longer days coupled with more time spent outdoors can make our eyes susceptible to significant problems, including cataracts, macular degeneration, and photokeratitis, a condition that’s similar to a sunburn, except it affects the corneas of the eye.
Monday, March 16, 2020 1:00 AM
In addition to ushering in Spring, March is also Workplace Eye Wellness month. Regardless of one’s occupation, whether it’s in construction or an office job that requires extended use of computers, taking care of the eyes should always be a priority.
Monday, February 10, 2020 1:00 AM
Many people (rightfully) associate February with love, romance, candy hearts and dark chocolate. But February is also National AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month, which gives many eyecare professionals an opportunity to address the realities of vision loss and inform people how they can take care of their eyes.
Monday, January 20, 2020 12:00 AM
NEW YORK—For many people, a new year—and in this case, a new decade—means new resolutions. This year, a survey by Ipsos for Urban Plates, reported in Statista, took a look at Americans’ top resolutions for 2020, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, most of them involve taking up healthy habits: for their bodies, minds, and the planet.
Monday, December 16, 2019 12:00 AM
NEW YORK—According to the World Health Organization’s “World Report on Vision,” released in October 2019, the number of people with diabetes-related retinopathy globally is estimated to increase from 146 million in 2014 to 180.6 million in 2030. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults in the U.S. Statistics like these may be hard to wrap your head around—but they do remind us just how important Diabetes Awareness Month is, which occurs every November.
Monday, October 21, 2019 12:00 AM
Almost everyone has been affected by breast cancer in some way—according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, there are over 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. alone, and aside from skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women.
Monday, June 10, 2019 1:00 AM
“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
– Henry James
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00 AM
“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”
– Gerard De Nerval
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:45 PM
NEW YORK—Vision Expo East 2019 is behind us, but that doesn’t mean we have to forget about it. This year, show attendees took to Instagram to document their time at Vision Expo, so, thanks to social media, we have an online scrapbook of Vision Expo East 2019.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:45 PM
“The beautiful spring came, and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.”
– Harriet Ann Jacobs
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:00 AM
Gender equality is now a top priority for 78 percent of companies (up from 56 percent in 2012), yet less than half of employees feel companies aren’t doing enough, according to Benevity, a company specializing in online workplace giving, matching, volunteering and integrated grant management solutions.