Eye Health

April 18, 2016

Head’s Up Ladies: April is Women’s Eye Health Month

The goal of Women’s Eye Health Month is to bring awareness to what we can do today to protect our vision for tomorrow. According to the National Eye Institute, women are more likely than men to have vision problems, such as; dry eye, macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. We can probably thank hormones for most of that, but also our […]
September 16, 2016
Blink Eyecare Sports Glasses Safety Goggles

Remember Eye Protection in Athletics with Sports Glasses

Eyeglasses are not enough to save your eyes from harm, sports glasses are a must! To help us remember, September is Sports Eye Safety Month. The most common sports-related eye injuries happen in the water. Most of these injuries are due to irritation or infection from water splashing into the eyes. Don’t forget to wear your goggles at the lake or […]
October 13, 2016
Consequences of Cheap Contact Lenses

Cheap Contact Lenses, Costly Consequences

I shop online and I like to be a conscious consumer, too. Occasionally, I come across a deal that seems too good to be true. Depending on what it is, I might even take my chances.What I won’t take my chances with are things that might compromise my health or safety. Medications and medical devices (including contact lenses) fall into […]
December 1, 2016
Optometrist holding contact lens.

Wear & Care For Contact Lenses

Are you one of the 40 million Americans who wear contact lenses? According to the CDC, there’s a 99% chance you have at least one unsafe hygiene behavior. Whether you are a rookie or veteran contact lenses wearer, it sounds like we might need to recap proper contact lens hygiene. Proper handling of contact lenses should include: Washing your hands […]
February 10, 2018
Skier Wearing UV Protection

Gold Medal UV Protection

Winter sun protection might seem like an oxymoron. But as I watch the athletes compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, I’m reminded just how important UV protection is for the eyes even during the winter. Reflected UV In Michigan, it hardly seems like we see the sunshine in the winter. When we do, snow is usually covering the ground. […]
January 29, 2019
Woman wearing glasses and trying to stay warm in a winter hat and coat.

Winterize Your Eyes

You’ve got snow tires on the car, thermals out from the back of your closest, and the snow blower is primed and ready to go. You are prepared for the 2019 Polar Vortex, but have you winterized your eyes? We have a few tips on how to protect your eyes from winter. DON’T FORGET SUNGLASSES We never leave the house […]
September 30, 2019
Woman Wearing Costume Contact Lenses

Get Spooky Eyes, Not Scary Eyes

When the days get shorter, evenings get cooler and they put pumpkin spice on everything, you know it is time to start thinking about your Halloween costume.  Whether you have a party to go to or just like dressing up to pass out candy, nothing completes your costume like a pair theatrical contact lenses.  Unfortunately costume contact lenses can come […]
March 29, 2024
Solar Eclipse

Safely View The Great American Solar Eclipse 2024

Total Eclipse of the United States is Back On April 8, 2024 a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States again. The Detroit area will be in line for 99% coverage. Although, not quite total, this is still a rare, awe-inspiring event. An eclipse occurs when the Earth, Moon, and Sun line up in space. On Monday, April […]