Winter Eye Allergies

Winter Eye Allergies

by Tradewinds Eye Care December 02, 2020

Eye allergies, known as allergic conjunctivitis, occurs when the conjunctiva (a clear membrane that covers the eyeball) gets  all kinds of messed up irritated by an allergen. Allergens are harmless..

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Living With Diabetes? Protect Your Eye Health.

Living With Diabetes? Protect Your Eye Health.

by Tradewinds Eye Care November 02, 2020

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, a month intended to spread awareness and provide education and resources to the millions of Americans who are at risk for (or are currently battling) diabetic eye disease. 

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10 Signs of Bad Eye Health

10 Signs of Bad Eye Health

by Tradewinds Eye Care October 16, 2020

Declining eye health is all fun and games until you find yourself mistakenly feeding a trash panda raccoon thinking it’s the family dog, so listen up! Eyesight doesn’t (usually) deteriorate overnight, so it’s important to regularly visit the eye doctor for annual eye examination...

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Pumpkin Spice Recipes For Healthy Eyes

Pumpkin Spice Recipes For Healthy Eyes

by Tradewinds Eye Care October 08, 2020

Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin scented candles, pumpkin pie, pumpkin decor, pumpkin patches, pumpkin soup, you name it. What you might not realize...

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Made In The USA: STATE Optical Co.

Made In The USA: STATE Optical Co.

by Tradewinds Eye Care October 01, 2020

If you thought deep dish pizza was the best thing being made in Chicago, think again! As you can probably tell from the name, State Optical Co. is a Chicago-centric eyewear company that’s been proudly making high quality frames in the windy city since 2014.

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Fall Allergies and Your Eyes

Fall Allergies and Your Eyes

by Tradewinds Eye Care September 18, 2020

The air is crisp, your house smells like the latest Fall-scented candle from Bath and Body Works, and you’ve just enjoyed a warm, pumpkin-spiced latte. Just when it seems like nothing can ruin your sweet Fall vibes...
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When School Time Is Screen Time

When School Time Is Screen Time

by Tradewinds Eye Care September 08, 2020

Parents usually don’t need to worry about protecting theirchildren’s eye health from school, but 2020 is basically the wild, wild west and each month continues to unlock new levels of NOPE.

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Swim Goggles:  Do I Need Them?

Swim Goggles: Do I Need Them?

by Tradewinds Eye Care August 06, 2020

Statistically speaking, swimming is one of America’s favorite recreational activities. 36% of kids/teens and 15% of adults go swimming at least six times a year for exercise and enjoyment...

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Summertime Sunnies

Summertime Sunnies

by Tradewinds Eye Care June 26, 2020

Keys, check. Wallet, check. Mask, check. Sunglasses...check?! You better go back into the house and grab them, because they’re more important than you think. Sunglasses are one of the easiest ways to protect your eye health
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Eye Care - Post Quarantine

Eye Care - Post Quarantine

by Tradewinds Eye Care June 09, 2020

This article was originally going to be titled “Eye Care Post-Covid,” but since we don’t know exactly how long this demon virus is going to haunt us, let’s talk about eye care post-quarantine instead. Eye care during a worldwide pandemic is a little more complicated than it used to be

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New Financing Program: Sunbit

New Financing Program: Sunbit

by Tradewinds Eye Care May 01, 2020

Don’t worry, we get it. Sometimes you need (or simply want) a new pair of glasses, but you’re not comfortable paying for them upfront with a middle schooler in braces....we’re always looking for ways to make your life just a little bit easier!  Read more..

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Working During Quarantine..With Kids

Working During Quarantine..With Kids

by Tradewinds Eye Care April 15, 2020

QUARANTINE. LOCK DOWN. STAY-AT-HOME ORDER. A SLOW AND PAINFUL DEATH. Call it what you will, but we’re all in this together until  the day we die at least April 29th, so learning how to work from home alongside our kids without throwing them (or ourselves) out of a window is crucial.

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COVID-19 And Eye Health

COVID-19 And Eye Health

by Tradewinds Eye Care March 13, 2020

Given how quickly the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has been spreading over the last two months, it’s understandable if patients have reservations about keeping their eye appointments (or any appointments, really). Now that COVID-19 has officially reached pandemic status, the CDC is recommending...

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11 Foods That Can Improve Your Eye Health

11 Foods That Can Improve Your Eye Health

by Tradewinds Eye Care February 10, 2020

Did you know that you can improve your overall  eye health by simply opening up your mouth and eating  Krispy Kreme? That’s right, foodies, you were born for this!

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In The Name of Skin

In The Name of Skin

by Tradewinds Eye Care January 19, 2020

So you spent hours shopping for the perfect outfit that will definitely get you noticed by that guy you like at the bar you go to every Saturday night once you get done with pilates at the local gym uptown. Let me tell you...

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9 Bad Habits That Are Aging Your Eyes

9 Bad Habits That Are Aging Your Eyes

by Tradewinds Eye Care January 14, 2020

“Better eye health” might not have been one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2020, but if taking better care of yourself made the list, then your eyes did, too. Read more to find out how...

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Blue Light: A Deep Dive

Blue Light: A Deep Dive

by Tradewinds Eye Care January 09, 2020

Blue light has become a big buzzword all throughout the industry and we’re seeing a huge uptick in patients coming in specifically asking for blue light protection.  See how blue light affects your eyes daily..

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Holiday Eye Hazards - Friday 13th Special!

Holiday Eye Hazards - Friday 13th Special!

by Tradewinds Eye Care December 13, 2019

“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” 

It’s not just a memorable quote from the movieThe Christmas Story, it happens much more than you would think.

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Cataracts: A Quick Overview

Cataracts: A Quick Overview

by Tradewinds Eye Care November 04, 2019

If everything hurts and you feel like you’re dying, or you have at least one bottle of motrin floating around in your purse or glove compartment, cataracts might be something you need to look into before you start shopping for headstones. Just Kidding...

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Costume Contacts What... Could... Happen...?

Costume Contacts What... Could... Happen...?

by Tradewinds Eye Care October 16, 2019

Costume contacts are considered to be medical devices and in other words, don’t assume they’re only cosmetic (not hair dye!). Purchasing cheap costume contacts off the dark web might seem like a great idea, but trust me, after you see some of these pictures...
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A Ghostly Guide To Halloween Contact Lenses

A Ghostly Guide To Halloween Contact Lenses

by Tradewinds Eye Care October 07, 2019

Spooky season has arrived, and nothing says Fall like bonfires, pumpkin spice lattes, crunchy leaves and creeping out your neighbors with a weird set of Halloween contacts. Click here for more deets!

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Your Child's Eye Health: A Parental Guide

Your Child's Eye Health: A Parental Guide

by Tradewinds Eye Care September 29, 2019

Pediatric eye health might not be the first thing that comes to mind when a new parent brings home their precious gift of insomnia (bundle of joy), but it’s important to remember that good eye health is absolutely  crucial to a child’s development.

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10 Easy Ways To Improve Your Eye Health

10 Easy Ways To Improve Your Eye Health

by Tradewinds Eye Care September 22, 2019

Considering how important our eyeballs are to everyday life, you’d think we’d know more about how to take care of them. Here are 10 easy ways to improve your eye health that aren’t even hard  (seriously, Karen, it’s just common sense).

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Best Eye Shadow Colors for Your Eyes

Best Eye Shadow Colors for Your Eyes

by Tradewinds Eye Care August 08, 2019

In the world of cosmetics, eyeshadow palettes reign supreme! This is most evident down every aisle of every cosmetic store surrounded by a sea of color options from every makeup line you could imagine. Thankfully, we have you covered with some simple tips inside!

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Caring For Your Contact Lenses: A Guide

Caring For Your Contact Lenses: A Guide

by Tradewinds Eye Care August 07, 2019

Look, we’re not asking you to take your contacts on hot dates or long walks on the beach or anything, but  caring for your contacts is pretty freaking important if you want to avoid red, watery eyes or something gross

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How To Choose the Best Glasses for Your Face?

How To Choose the Best Glasses for Your Face?

by Tradewinds Eye Care July 11, 2019

Ever wonder why the cat-eye glasses look better on display than on your face? The answer could be as simple as the shape of your face. Yes! Everyone’s face has unique features, so come learn the art of fitting your face with the right spectacle frame.

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Why Do We Love Our SALT. Frames?

Why Do We Love Our SALT. Frames?

by Tradewinds Eye Care May 22, 2019

One of the most fun aspects of our job is selecting the frame lines that we are going to carry. We have so many great lines with great stories behind each one, but morning after morning, I always gravitate toward my SALT and which one. Come find out why!

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What Are Blue Light Blockers?

What Are Blue Light Blockers?

by Tradewinds Eye Care March 19, 2019

Do the blue light filters on glasses work? We have many patients ask us about this relatively new technology for their glasses. Does it really work! Is it just a marketing ploy? Do my kids need this on their glasses? Come see as we dig into some of these questions.

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