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