April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) African American women are the group with the second highest rate of new HIV infections.  In fact, the rate of new HIV infections among African American women in 2010 was 20 times that of white women and nearly five times that of Hispanic women. In […]

Oxy-Iso Lenses Help The Red/Green Colorblind See Vibrant Color

MIAMI, FL, (2016)—O2Amp launched the company’s Oxy-Iso lenses to help the red/green colorblind see vibrant color. Initially rolled out in a Sport frame, the company recently added a more fashionable look to the eyewear’s line-up of frames and lenses that can be purchased at Amazon. For those who are more fashion forward, the lenses, created […]

Glorious Gold Eyewear From OVVO Optics

Nothing screams luxury more than an elegant pair of 14Kt gold frames. For me that would be out of financial reach, but I love this rich option from OVVO Optics. The eyewear is plated with 4 microns of 14Kt Gold. There are only 300 pieces made of each of the six styles. They will retail […]

Leading Cause of Blindness Diabetes Is Growing

ST. LOUIS, Oct., 2016  — The leading cause of blindness, diabetes, is steadily growing and is expected to affect one in 10 people worldwide by 2040, the International Diabetes Federation predicts. As prevalent as the condition is, 79 percent of Americans don’t know diabetic eye diseases have no visible symptoms and more than half do […]

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness Study Estimates More than 8 Million Americans have Diabetic Retinopathy, Numbers Expected to Increase Significantly  Prevent Blindness Provides Free Educational Materials as Part of November’s Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month- CHICAGO (Oct, 2016) – Today, more than 8 million Americans have diabetic retinopathy, with that number expected to jump in the coming years, according to […]

National Sunglass Day June 27

National Sunglass Day is June 27, and one of the biggest protection for eye health is to wear a good pair of UV protective eyewear.

19% of All Firework Injuries Are To the Eyes

CHICAGO (June, 2016) – According to the latest data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 7,000 Americans spent part of their Fourth of July holiday in the emergency room in 2014 due to fireworks injuries.  And, 19 percent of those injuries were to the eyes. Burns were the most common injury […]