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Four Vision Changes That Happen As You Age

Ah, the joys of aging! As we age, every part of the body undergoes changes, including our eyes. As your vision begins to change, you may wonder what is normal (and what is not). If you are experiencing these issues, join the crowd. All of us over a certain age (generally age 40) eventually experience these four vision changes:

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Why Do My Eyes Hurt? Blue Light May be Damaging Your Eyes

Whether you are a gamer, work on a computer, or just use your iPad, phone, tv, tablet, and other devices with digital displays casually for entertainment or to keep in touch with the world, you are being exposed to blue light. This high-energy form of radiation is composed of short wavelengths that are suspected of contributing to serious eye damage with overexposure. Ultraviolet light has been indicated as a strong causative agent in cataracts, tumor growth, and cancer. While the eye is capable of filtering out UV light to some extent, sadly it is just not very good at filtering out blue light. With most of us experiencing 10+ hours of exposure to unnatural blue light per day, there is growing concern that this light may be causing serious damage.

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Stressed Out? Your Vision May Be Affected

Stressed out? Your vision can be seriously and permanently impacted by all types of stress! From physical and physiological stress to long-term psychological and mental stress, the effects can range from minor to severe – and can even lead to blindness. Even if you do not regularly wear corrective lenses, you may have noticed that during periods of particularly intense stress events, your vision may go blurry, become uncomfortable, or even result in debilitating symptoms of vision loss that can stress you out even more. Fortunately, help is available.

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What Are the Best Glasses For My Face Shape?

You look your best when you’re wearing the colors that work with your hair and eye color as well as your skin tone. There aren’t many of us who can pull off wearing banana yellow, but when you see it happen, it’s something you won’t soon forget. Likewise, there are certain styles that match (rather than conflict with) your personality. You know what I’m talking about here… While I can’t give you much advice when it comes to whether that bright blue eyeshadow is flattering or not (yes I can: AVOID. AVOID. AVOID.) or whether you should wear the leopard print on your big date (I’ll leave that one up to you), I can give you some solid tips on picking out the best eyeglass frames for your face shape. Let’s keep you looking your best. Let’s get started.

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Headaches? I See New Glasses In Your Future

If you are experiencing headaches and it’s been awhile since you’ve had your eyeglass prescription updated, it is probably time to update your lenses to match the changes in your vision. If you have had your current glasses for over a year or two, contact your nearest Wise Eyes Optical to schedule an eye exam today.

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How Do I Find the Best Contacts?

Aside from naming your firstborn child, is there any more difficult decision than choosing the best contacts? Is it worth it? Should you just give up and resign to wearing eyeglasses 24/7/365? Relax. I’ll walk you through it in just a few minutes.

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The Great Glasses Vs. Contacts Debate

The age-old debate of whether glasses or contact lenses are better has been around since contact lenses were first invented in either 1887 or 1888 (but that is another debate for another article). We have some real die-hard fans out there for each, but all I can tell you is that you have to go with what works for you. It’s really a personal preference.

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Astigmatism: Why Is My Vision Blurry At All Distances?

If you are experiencing vision that is blurry up-close, far away, and at every distance in between, you may be experiencing the effects of astigmatism. Unlike nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea (on the external eye surface) or lens (inside the eye). This irregularity prevents all incoming light and images from properly focusing on the retina (within the back inside surface of the eye). If you are experiencing blurry vision at all distances, along with eye pain and/or headaches, it is time to take action and schedule an eye exam at your nearest Wise Eyes Optical center.

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What Your Eyeglasses Say About You

It goes without saying that wearing eyeglasses instantly makes you appear more intelligent, but beyond that, what exactly do your eyeglasses say about you? Every aspect of our appearance sends out a message to those around us. Considering that our glasses sit directly on our face, there is perhaps no article of clothing or accessory that serves as a better indicator of our personalities. From size and shape to color and material, your eyewear is sending a clear message. Be sure you’re communicating what you intend to say about yourself!

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Do I Need Anti-Glare Coating?

Do you ever feel like you are looking right back at your own eyes while wearing your glasses? Are flashes of light distracting you while driving, working, or studying? This glare is not only annoying – it can be downright dangerous because it prevents you from seeing what is actually in front of you. If you regularly deal with irregular lighting conditions, including bright fluorescent lighting, sunlight, car headlights at night, and computer glare, consider the many benefits of an anti-glare coating for your lenses. Wise Eyes Optical offers anti-glare/anti-reflective coatings, as well as several other premium coatings for your lenses to provide optimal vision no matter where the day (or night) takes you.

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