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When making changes for a healthier lifestyle, do you remember to include what you are drinking? Beverages are the number one source of added sugar in our diets, which increase your risk for tooth decay, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Truth be told, a lot of empty calories and added sugar may be hiding in some of...
These eye drops are examples of common artificial tears.
Dry eye disease is a very common condition that impacts millions of people! In fact, the digital devices that consume our daily lives are only making matters worse. Fortunately, artificial tears, or lubricating eye drops, are a good first line treatment for most people with dry eyes. However, purchasing these drops can be really overwhelming, as there are so...
This is a pile of sugar.
On average, Americans consume a large amount of added sugars! Sadly, this can lead to obesity and other health problems. Eating sugary foods adds extra calories and often replaces foods high in nutrients, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In the video below, Amanda Haney discusses what you need to know about the hidden sugars found in everyday foods. https://youtu.be/RZ0N14iusI4 If you...
Here is a boy wearing transitions lenses looking up at the sun.
Summer is coming to an end and it's time for kids to go back to school! Are you making sure your children's eyes are fully protected from UV and harmful blue light? Below, Dr. Ryan Corte interviews optometrist and fellow Transitions Change agent, Dr. Jennifer Lyerly, on children's glasses and blue light protection! For highlights from this interview, watch the video below!  https://youtu.be/xQ_244nd8S8 If you don’t like...
3 Types of Eye Makeup That Can Damage Your Eyes!
If you wear eye makeup, you could be doing damage to your eyes without even realizing it! Your eyes have a delicate balance of tears that rest on the surface. Therefore, old makeup, or the improper placement of makeup, can result in dryness, irritation or an infection. With this in mind, let’s talk about the three most common types of...
Woman-smiling-wearing-Transitions-Lenses-outdoors.
In the Spring of 2017, Transitions Optical launched a new consumer brand campaign called Live the Good Light! Below Dr. Ryan Corte interviews optometrist and fellow Transitions Change agent, Dr. Amanda Rights, on her thoughts about the new campaign! For highlights from this interview, watch the video below!  https://youtu.be/5Wv00CorQQg If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. Dr. Corte: My name...
Crushed red chili peppers contain phytochemicals.
Phytochemicals (also known as phytonutrients) are compounds in plant foods that provide a wide range of important health benefits. The media has nicknamed many of these foods as “super foods” because of these benefits. However, be careful because this term may be overused for marketing. In the video below, Amanda Haney talks about the many health benefits of phytochemicals. https://youtu.be/pIOdaczgDVI If you don’t like...
Daily vs Monthly Contact lenses: Glasses with daily contacts
If you’re a contact lens wearer, deciding between daily and monthly contact lenses can be a tough decision. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each lens type! In the video below, Dr. Ryan Corte discusses the pros and cons of daily and monthly contacts. https://youtu.be/5BBR_ZT-TDk If you don’t like the video or want more information,...
An optician taking the pupillary distance (pd) of a child using a pupilometer.
Just like when you’re buying shoes or clothes, having the right measurements for your glasses is extremely important! Incorrect pupillary distance (PD) measurements can lead to the inability to see clearly out of your glasses and, honestly, nobody has time for that! In the video below, Sheena Taff breaks down exactly what is the pupillary distance of a pair of glasses. https://youtu.be/9ZIuwEdhqx4 If you don’t...