20/20 Eyeglasses Superstore Facebook Summer Selfie Contest

SummerSelfieContestHere at 20/20 Eyeglasses Superstore, we believe in making your eyeglass purchase as fun and easy as possible. As a result, we’re inviting you to take part in our Summer Selfie Facebook Contest where you upload a selfie (photo of yourself) in your favorite summer glasses or sunglasses.  Then invite your friends and family to vote through the Contest Page on the 20/20 Eyeglasses Superstore Facebook page (www.facebook.com/2020eyeglass).  The picture with the most likes wins!

Here at 20/20 Eyeglasses Superstore, we believe in making your eyeglass purchase as fun and easy as possible. As a result, we’re inviting you to take part in our Summer Selfie Facebook Contest where you upload a selfie (photo of yourself) in your favorite summer glasses or sunglasses.  Then invite your friends and family to vote through the Contest Page on the 20/20 Eyeglasses Superstore Facebook page (www.facebook.com/2020eyeglass).  The picture with the most likes wins! – See more at: http://2020eyeglassorlando.com/blog/#sthash.g7NxTXLi.dpuf

Here at 20/20 Eyeglasses Superstore, we believe in making your eyeglass purchase as fun and easy as possible. As a result, we’re inviting you to take part in our Summer Selfie Facebook Contest where you upload a selfie (photo of yourself) in your favorite summer glasses or sunglasses.  Then invite your friends and family to vote through the Contest Page on the 20/20 Eyeglasses Superstore Facebook page (www.facebook.com/2020eyeglass).  The picture with the most likes wins! – See more at: http://2020eyeglassorlando.com/blog/#sthash.g7NxTXLi.dpuf

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Google Designing ‘Smart’ Contact Lens For Health

google-contactsGoogle will team with Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis to develop its “Smart” contact lens for diabetics and people whose eyes are losing the ability to focus.

The company is interested in helping diabetics manage their disease, but also in helping people with presbyopia, or the gradual loss of the eyes’ ability to focus on nearby objects, who can no longer read without glasses. The lens, Novartis said, could help provide vision correction to restore the eye’s natural autofocus.

“Our dream is to use the latest technology in the miniaturization of electronics to help improve the quality of life for millions of people,” Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder.

 

Diabetes is an enormous and growing health problem worldwide. About 382 million people have diabetes globally, a number that is expected to rise to 592 million by 2035, according to the International Diabetes Foundation. There are two forms of the disease, and the most common one, Type 2, is increasing in every country.

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Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, our main goal is to keep you up-to-date on everything related to eye care and eye health.

Banish the Bags Under Your Eyes

Banish the Bags Under Your EyesTired of being told you look tired? Here’s how to get rid of eye bags, puffiness, dark shadows, and circles.

Seasonal allergies, a cold, a sinus infection: These are some of the things that can lead to water building up under the eye.

Addressing the underlying cause will help treat these temporary eruptions of puffiness.

  • Treat hay fever, if that’s the problem. 
  • Try a neti pot.
  • Switch your sleep position.

Other everyday habits, including rubbing your eyes frequently, going to bed with makeup on, and excessive drinking, can contribute to under-eye bags, too.  Heavy alcohol drinking causes dehydration . That weakens the delicate skin around the eyes, making it more likely to sink into a pouch.

Eye bags are very common, and are usually not related to your health. But if your bags appear suddenly and you’re not suffering from allergies, a sinus infection, or a cold — and they don’t ease up when you try the lifestyle steps mentioned above — it’s a good idea to see your doctor.

You can read the original article written by Shelley Levitt published on webmd.com

Drop in at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore for all you eye care needs.

How to Maintain Good Eye Health

Maintain Good Eye Health

1. Eat for Good Vision

Protecting your eyes starts with the food on your plate. Nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E might help ward off age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts, studies show. Regularly eating these foods can help lead to good eye health:

  • Green, leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, and collards
  • Salmon, tuna, and other oily fish
  • Eggs, nuts, beans, and other non-meat protein sources
  • Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices

Eating a well-balanced diet also helps you maintain a healthy weight, which makes you less likely to get obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults.

2. Quit Smoking

Smoking makes you more likely to get cataracts, optic nerve damage, and macular degeneration.

3. Wear Sunglasses

The right kind of sunglasses will help protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Too much UV exposure makes you more likely to get cataracts and macular degeneration.

If you wear contact lenses, some offer UV protection. It’s still a good idea to wear sunglasses for more protection, though.

4. Use Safety Eyewear

If you work with hazardous or airborne materials on the job or at home, wear safety glasses or protective goggles every time.

5. Look Away From the Computer Screen

Staring at a computer screen for too long can cause:

  • Eyestrain
  • Blurry vision
  • Trouble focusing at a distance
  • Dry eyes
  • Headaches
  • Neck, back, and shoulder pain

Taking the following steps to protect your eyes:

  • Make sure your glasses or contact lens prescription is up-to-date and adequate for computer use.
  • Some people may need glasses to help with contrast, glare, and eye strain when using a computer.
  • Position your computer so that your eyes are level with the top of the monitor. This allows you to look slightly down at the screen.
  • Try to avoid glare on your computer from windows and lights. Use an anti-glare screen if needed.
  • Choose a comfortable, supportive chair. Position it so that your feet are flat on the floor.
  • If your eyes are dry, blink more.
  • Every 20 minutes, rest your eyes by looking 20 feet away for 20 seconds. At least every 2 hours, get up and take a 15-minute break.

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The human eye is an amazing organ that most of us rely on every waking moment of the day.  From morning till night, our vision allows us to see beautiful Florida sunsets, our beloved family and much more.  Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, our main goal is to keep you up-to-date on everything related to eye care and eye health.

Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, we help thousands of Orlando, Melbourne City and Orange City residents purchase eyeglasses, contact lenses and sunglasses every day. We know purchasing new eyeglasses can be a challenge. Inexpensive reading glasses at the store are cheaper than prescription lenses. Is visiting an eye doctor and getting a prescription worth the extra cost?

What Is Farsightedness?

FarsightednessWhat Is Farsightedness?

Farsightedness means that it’s easy for you to see things that are far away, but your close-up vision is blurry.

Causes of Farsightedness

You are more likely to have farsightedness if your parents have this condition. It often develops in adults as the lenses of your eyes age.

Symptoms of Farsightedness

Some of the symptoms of farsightedness are due to this extra eyestrain. Symptoms include:

  • tension
  • fatigue
  • blurry vision up close
  • squinting to see better
  • an aching or burning sensation around your eyes
  • a headache after reading or other tasks that require you to focus on something up close

Diagnosing Farsightedness

Make an appointment with an eye doctor if your vision is blurry when looking at objects up close. He or she can easily diagnose farsightedness during a basic eye examination.

Treating Farsightedness

The simplest way to correct farsightedness is to get prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. These corrective lenses change the way light enters your eyes, helping you focus better.

Preventing Farsightedness

Farsightedness is not something you can prevent. However, there are things you can do to take care of your eyes. Getting regular eye exams can help catch problems before they worsen. human Your eye is an amazing organ that most of us rely on every waking moment of the day.  From morning till night, our vision allows us to see beautiful Florida sunsets, our beloved family and much more.  Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, our main goal is to keep you up-to-date on everything related to eye care and eye health.

Call your eye doctor immediately if you notice any sudden changes in your vision.

You can help prevent eyestrain and protect your close-up vision with good lighting in your home and office and by taking breaks throughout the day to rest your eyes. This is especially important if you spend long periods of time at a computer or reading.’

Read the original article at healthline.com

Eye Health and Blepharitis

Blepharitis Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, usually caused by an excess growth of bacteria that is ordinarily found on the skin, blockage of the eyelid’s oil glands, and occasionally allergies.

Blepharitis is a common eye condition, causing the eyelids to be reddened, itchy, and somewhat swollen and scaly-appearing at the base of the eyelashes. It is the most common cause of dry eyes. A dysfunction of the eyelid’s oil glands that leads to blepharitis occurs because of a hormone imbalance.

Swollen, Red Eyelids and Other Symptoms of Conjunctivitis

What Are the Symptoms of Blepharitis?

The symptoms of blepharitis include:

  • Feeling like something is in your eye
  • Burning of the eye
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Red and swollen eyes or eyelids
  • Blurry vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Crusting of the eyelashes

How Is Blepharitis Treated?

Blepharitis cannot be cured. However, it can be treated and controlled through proper eyelid hygiene. Left untreated, blepharitis can cause more serious conditions such as scarring or injury to the eye’s tissue. If you have blepharitis, take the steps listed below to help treat and cleanse your eye:

  • Take a clean washcloth and wet it in very warm water. Wring the washcloth and place it over the closed eyelids for five minutes. Re-wet as necessary to maintain desired temperature. This will help to soften crusts and loosen oily debris.
  • Place the warm, wet washcloth over the index finger and apply a diluted solution of 50% baby shampoo or mild soap.
  • Cleanse one eye at a time, closing the eye you are cleansing, and rubbing the washcloth or your finger over the eyelashes and lid margins several times using horizontal strokes.
  • Rinse thoroughly with a clean, warm, wet washcloth. Pat dry.

If the blepharitis is related to a problem with the oil glands, treatment may involve applying testosterone eye cream to the eyelids.

How Do I Prevent Blepharitis?

If you are in the early stages of treating blepharitis, avoid the use of eye makeup to prevent further irritation. Once you begin using makeup again, replace your products used in or near the eyelids because they may be contaminated.

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Your vision is priceless and it is important that you maintain your visual wellness by scheduling a yearly comprehensive eye exam with your optometrist or ophthalmologist. Drop into 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore for all your eye care needs. We have a frame for every face and a price for any budget. We also have Independent Optometrists located on site who will be happy to examine your vision.

Bad Eyesight?

Human eye is an amazing organ that most of us rely on every waking moment of the day.

Bad Eyesight20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, we help thousands of Orlando, Melbourne City and Orange City residents purchase eyeglasses, contact lenses and sunglasses every day. We know purchasing new eyeglasses can be a challenge. Inexpensive reading glasses at the store are cheaper than prescription lenses. Is visiting an eye doctor and getting a prescription worth the extra cost?