Smoking Is Bad For Your Eyes

Despite over 50 years of being told how bad cigarettes are for us and the mountains of scientific evidence that link smoking to lung cancer and heart disease, close to 60 million Americans still smoke cigarettes regularly. Smoking however, is bad for more than your heart, your lungs, and your wallet. Smoking is bad for your eyes as well. If you value your eyesight and we believe you do, our friends at All About Vision have put together this infographic sharing how cigarettes can harm your vision and even contribute to blindness. Guess there is something to that old Jerome Kerns song, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.

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By |2019-10-21T10:04:15-05:00March 24th, 2016|Conditions, infographic, Safety|Comments Off on Smoking Is Bad For Your Eyes

Sunglass Tints

The warm weather is here and we are all spending more time outside. Whether you are playing golf, tennis, bike riding, swimming, sailing or just catching a few rays during lunchtime, sunglasses should be a very important part of your summer wardrobe. At Midwest Vision Centers we have a huge selection of name brand designer sunglasses available in prescription and non-prescription. Before you come in to pick out that perfect pair of sunglasses for summer, we thought we would share this infographic about the various sunglasses tints available to help you select that perfect pair for your needs. Stop in and let us show you the different tints we can make for you based on your needs.

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By |2019-10-18T11:05:35-05:00May 13th, 2015|eyeglasses, Fun Facts, infographic, Sunglasses|Comments Off on Sunglass Tints

Digital Eye Strain

Did you get a new mobile phone for the holidays? Perhaps a new tablet was waiting for you under the tree? Are waiting to get an Apple Watch when they are released in March? More and more of us are spending more and more time with digital devices and they are only becoming an ever more present part of our lives. While they are convenient and provide a world of information at our fingertips, they are also to blame for digital eye strain. Most of us who spend a lot of time with our smartphones or tablets experience digital eye strain and don’t even know it. The folks at The Vision Council have put together this infographic on Digital Eye Strain and how to reduce it If you work a lot online or experience tired eyes more than you used to, schedule an eye exam with the independent doctors of Optometry at Europtics today and let us see if perhaps your digital devices are to blame.

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By |2019-10-21T09:38:10-05:00January 27th, 2015|Exams, infographic|Comments Off on Digital Eye Strain

Your Kids Eyes

Did you know that 80% of the UV exposure you will ever receive through your eyes occurs before you are 18 years of age? Children’s eyes are much more sensitive to Ultra Violet Light from the sun as well as blue light from LCD TV’s, mobile phones, laptops, desktop computers and tablets. That’s why protecting their eyes at an early age is so important. Here is an infographic from the folks at Essilor showing the dangers of certain lights to our children’s eyes.  As we move into nice weather, now is the time to consider a good pair of sunglasses for your children and a pair for you too.

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By |2019-10-21T09:50:30-05:00March 12th, 2014|Fun Facts, infographic, Sunglasses|Comments Off on Your Kids Eyes

Eat Better….See Better

There are plenty of ways to improve your eye health — including getting enough rest (this allows your eyes to fully repair and recover from the day) and taking breaks from the computer screen and books. Though all of these will lead to better vision and increased eye strength, the best way to improve your eyesight is through the foods you eat. Here, are eight foods that will help improve your overall eye health and that taste yummy too!

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Fish

Fish — particularly salmon, tuna and cod — contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in the retina. Omega-3s are also known for enhancing your brain power which indirectly leads to better vision. If you’re not a fan of fish, take fish oil pills for similar results. 

Green vegetables

Green veggies — such as spinach, collard greens, broccoli and kale — are known to prevent loss of vision. They’re packed with vitamins A, B12, C and calcium. Your best bet is to eat as many leafy greens per day as possible — and make sure not to overcook them as they can lose some of their valuable nutrients.

Carrots

You’ve probably been hearing carrots were good for you since your days of watching Bugs Bunny, but why? Carrots contain beta carotene, which is good for the retina and protects against sun damage.

Eggs

Start your day off with an egg or two to keep your vision on track. Eggs contain proteins that are beneficial to the lens of your eye. The yolk is equally good for you as it helps prevent eye diseases as you age.

Avocados

Avocados contain more lutein than any other fruit. Lutein improves eyesight by reducing your chances of cataracts and […]

By |2019-10-21T09:41:28-05:00November 6th, 2013|Fun Facts, infographic|Comments Off on Eat Better….See Better

Protect Yourself From Eye Injuries

As safe as we would all like to think we are, accidents happen.  43 Americans are treated for work related eye injuries ever second of every day. Even off the job we expose our eyes to injury. Every 13 minutes someone is visiting an ER due to a sports eye injury. At Midwest Vision Centers, we take your eyesight personally. We have the best selection of the finest eyeglasses, sunglasses and lenses available in the state to help you see better and to protect your vision. We even have a great selection of safety glasses and goggles in which we can put your personal prescription in. Check out this infographic and be sure to let us help take care of your eyesight.

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By |2019-10-18T10:57:42-05:00August 27th, 2013|eyeglasses, Fun Facts, infographic|Comments Off on Protect Yourself From Eye Injuries