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Polarized vs. Non-Polarized Glasses

Polarized vs. Non-Polarized Glasses

People are very aware of the damage sun can do to their skin these days, and of course, this is the time of year for extra vigilance with sunscreen and hats and other precautions.  But are you protecting the precious gift of your vision as well as you should?  It’s well-known that ultraviolet rays can…

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How To Treat Sunburn

Summer is finally officially here. With this warm-weather season comes many fun outdoor activities. This makes sunburn a big concern. No matter how many times we have been told to use sunscreen it is easy to forget to use (and apply accordingly if you do). Here are a few easy ways to ease your pain…

Medication While Traveling

Medication While Traveling

Getting ready for a trip — short or extended — always brings a lot of planning demands, and it’s not difficult to overlook some of the daily tasks that, while vitally important, are taken for granted. Staying on a proper medication schedule while traveling is one such example. Packing everything for easy accessibility, changes in…

Sunshine Act

What Is The Sunshine Act? Your Questions; answered.

In August 2013, the Sunshine Act was passed. This new law put heavy restrictions on the marketing and sales practices of manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologicals. The act required these companies to report any money and the value of items given to physicians and hospitals. This was enacted to increase transparency for patients…

The Focus Glass

Low Vision – How It Impacts America

  The term seems self-explanatory enough, but low vision is really a wide-sweeping condition that impacts millions of Americans, and at least 135 million people worldwide.  People who have some extent of functional vision but have been informed by their doctors that their eyesight cannot be completely restored to top level even with normal prescription…

Organizing Your Medicine

Organizing Your Medicine

Many Americans take more than one medication a day. With this being said, it is very important to make sure to take the correct drugs at the correct time. What is the best way to do so? Here are some simple yet very helpful tips to organize your medicine in order to keep on track.…

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Spring Allergies

The weather is finally warming up, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and thousands of Americans are sneezing. Spring allergies are a large problem for more and more people as pollen counts slowly rise every year. Take control of your allergies this year with these simple tips: Close Your Windows As the weather…

Elderly Resources

Elderly Resources To Take Advantage Of

  It is very important for senior citizens within local communities and the country to know what resources are offered to them. In the United States, “Nearly 29% of the 46 million elderly live alone. About half of the elderly are over 85 years old live alone, and about 70% of elderly people living alone…

Flu

Focus On Flu Season

This year’s flu season has been one of the worst in the past decade. The season has begun to decline however, experts predict that a late bump may occur. According to the Washington Post, “Public health officials have said this flu season is likely to continue until mid-April, and the intensity of illness has made…

Low Vision Device

Meet The Focus Glass

  Poor vision affects nearly 29 million Americans each year.  This has many implications for the way that they live their lives, but it threatens their health and safety as well. Low vision is responsible for roughly 500,000 medication errors that occur outside of a hospital setting each year. When a person takes the wrong…