Recycle Your Contacts!

Are you an environmentalist like us? Midtown Optometry loves nature and wants to do it’s part to preserve our special ecosystem. We want you to stand with us and help us make this world a better place. Luckily, a few progressive companies have addressed this risk and you no longer have to even put them in the trash. You can now recycle these lenses along with their packaging to make the world a better place.

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Ultraviolet Radiation and How it Affects Your Eyes

Ultraviolet Radiation and How it Affects Your Eyes

Although we know how dangerous UV light is for our skin, not many people realize our eyes are just as susceptible to harmful side effects from UV light. A recent research showed that over 1/3 of the adult population has experienced symptoms associated with prolonged UV exposure, such as red or swollen eyes, eye irritation, and even impacted vision.

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Clean your glasses the right way and avoid scratches

You want to avoid using your shirt, or any clothing in general, for cleaning your glasses. Fabrics usually contain dust and small debris, especially the ones you’ve been wearing all day long.

Dust and debris can leave deep scratches in the glasses themselves, and you can’t get rid of scratches that easily sadly. It’s best practice to stop using your shirt to wipe your glasses off and do it the proper way. The best method is dishwashing liquid and water.

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Different Types of Color Blindness and Distinguishing Them

Different Types of Color Blindness and Distinguishing Them

People who experience color blindness aren’t necessarily aware of the differences among colors most people see. In fact, people with mild color blindness might not be aware that they’re living with the condition at all.

In most cases, color blindness is detected via clinics and through lab tests. Color vision deficiency is more common than you might think. Around 8% of men worldwide have the condition, but only 0.5% of women experience the same.

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