Digital Eye Strain And Children

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As computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones saturate almost every aspect of our daily lives, it is only natural that they have become part of our children’s lives as well. Children it turns out are using digital devices as much if not more than their parents. Eye strain can be very hard on a growing child’s eyesight, causing headaches, neck pain, fatigue and blurry vision.

Children aren’t as aware as adults to these changes and may simply ignore them. They aren’t as aware of the hours they might be spending in front of computer screen, televisions and portable digital devices including game consoles. As today’s children spend more time inside than ever, there is higher probability of developing myopia or nearsightedness. Parents should look at limiting time spent on digital devices as well as encouraging children to step outside into the real world more often. Looking at something more than 20 feet away can greatly help eyes spending so much time looking at things measured within inches instead.

Another problem with children and digital devices is blue light. Mobile phones, tablets, TV screens and so on produce a very intense amount of blue light. Yes, the sun produces even more, but most of us, including our children, are spending some 6 hours a day in front of a digital device without the help of sunglasses. Blue light, especially at night […]

By |2019-10-18T08:40:41-05:00October 5th, 2016|Conditions, Exams, eyeglasses, Fun Facts, Sunglasses|Comments Off on Digital Eye Strain And Children

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

Get Sun Smart

Summer is fast approaching and as the weather warms, we will all spend more time outside. This is a great time to get a new pair of sunglasses for every member of your family. The folks at eyeSmart and the American Academy of Ophthalmology have put together this infographic on being Sun Smart and educating us on the importance of sunwear to protect our eyes.

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By |2019-10-21T15:37:16-05:00May 15th, 2014|Sunglasses|Comments Off on Get Sun Smart

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

Famous Eyewear

We recognize iconic looks every day. From Willie Nelson’s pigtails to Miley Cyrus’ tongue. In the eyeglass world, we have plenty of iconic looks as well, from Elton John to Harry Potter. Here is a look at some very famous eyewear from the folks at Pop Chart Lab. What is your look? We can help make it even more iconic!

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By |2019-10-18T10:42:55-05:00January 8th, 2014|eyeglasses, Fun Facts, Sunglasses|Comments Off on Famous Eyewear

Benefits of Polarized Lenses

Polarized sunglasses are not just for summer fun. Polarized lenses help reduce glare and reduce eye stress as well, so they are great for driving. They provide for better contrast, enhanced clarity and more. Here is an infographic from the folks at GKB Opticals showing the benefits of polarized lenses.

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By |2019-10-21T14:59:32-05:00August 13th, 2013|Sunglasses|Comments Off on Benefits of Polarized Lenses

Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

There is still plenty of summer left. How important is shielding your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun? This infographic from The Vision Council explains why sunglasses are so important. Midwest Vision Centers have the largest selection of sunglasses for sport, for driving, for fashion, for looking good and always for protecting your vision in the Minnesota and North Dakota. Stop into the nearest Midwest Vision Center location today and let us find the perfect pair of sunglasses for you.

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By |2019-10-21T15:49:48-05:00July 24th, 2013|Sunglasses|Comments Off on Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

All About Sunglasses

Here are a few fun facts about sunglasses

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Courtesy of our friends at The Optical Vision Site.

 

By |2019-10-21T12:02:39-05:00July 16th, 2013|Sunglasses|Comments Off on All About Sunglasses