Quitting Can Make You a Winner? How Does Smoking Affect My Eyes?

Quitting Can Make You a Winner? How Does Smoking Affect My Eyes?

Smoking is the single most controllable risk factor that contributes to the development of macular degeneration. Every cigarette that is smoked causes damage to one’s vision. Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Learn more here!

Double Your Lenses for Free at Sunshine Optometry Through Dec 31 2018

Double Your Lenses for Free at Sunshine Optometry Through Dec 31 2018

DOUBLE YOUR LENSES FOR FREE when you purchase THE ULTIMATE LENS PACKAGE and a second pair of frames. Customers can double their lenses by purchasing the Essilor Ultimate Lens Package, benefiting from three innovative technologies in one lens, and getting a second pair of qualifying lenses that is of equal or lesser value at no cost with any frame purchase at Sunshine Optometry. The offer applies to both the progressive and single vision Ultimate Lens Packages. See article for more details.

Preventing Halloween Eye Injuries in Los Angeles

Preventing Halloween Eye Injuries in Los Angeles

Never buy colored contact lenses from a retailer that does not ask for a prescription. There is no such thing as a "one size fits all" contact lens. Lenses that are not properly fitted may scratch the eye or cause blood vessels to grow into the cornea. Learn more how some retailers are selling illegal contact lenses!

Video Gaming with Contact Lenses?

Video Gaming with Contact Lenses?

Those long gaming session may be taking a much greater toll on your eyes than you know. Problems may arise from wearing contact lenses while looking at a screen for long hours during your gaming sessions. Read more about what you can do!

Medical vs Vision Insurance? What's the Difference?

Medical vs Vision Insurance? What's the Difference?

Let’s face it, insurance can be confusing. This is particularly true when an individual has both medical and vision coverage. Understanding your insurance PRIOR to any service can help you avoid confusion and frustration. Learn more about each here.

School-Aged Vision & Learning Related Vision Problems

School-Aged Vision & Learning Related Vision Problems

It has been estimated that as much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes. Reading, writing and using computers are among the visual tasks students perform daily. If any of these visual skills are lacking or not functioning properly, a child will have to work harder. This can lead to headaches, fatigue and other eyestrain problems. Parents and teachers need to be alert for symptoms that may indicate a child has a vision problem.

September is Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month

September is Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month

Shin guards for soccer. Shoulder pads for football. Batting helmets for baseball and softball. Almost every sport has its own unique protective gear. But most participants in sports forget to protect one of the most important parts of the body: the eyes.

Why Do Glasses Have a Prop 65 Warning?

Why Do Glasses Have a Prop 65 Warning?

BpA as many of you know, is found almost everywhere – food containers, compact discs and DVDs, bicycle helmets and electronic equipment. At your optometrist’s office, it’s found in trace amounts in some plastic eyeglass frames and in polycarbonate, a very common lens used in eyeglasses. With only trace amounts of BpA detected in a polycarbonate lens and plastic eye wear frame, how much exposure are you really getting? Read more.

How Can Contacts Protect Your Eyes from UV Radiation?

How Can Contacts Protect Your Eyes from UV Radiation?

You probably know about the damage the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation can do to your skin. But do you know about the damage UV radiation does to the eye? Some contact lenses offer additional protection from UV. Discover the hidden benefits of wearing contact lenses here.

How Bad Is It to Lick Your Contact, Then Put It Back In?

How Bad Is It to Lick Your Contact, Then Put It Back In?

Spit and contact solution aren’t the same. Read this to find out the dangers of dirty contact lenses. Learn more about this gross and dangerous habit that you or a friend may have!

What Caused This Eerie White Ring in a Woman's Eye?

What Caused This Eerie White Ring in a Woman's Eye?

An unusual white ring in the front of a woman's eyeball was the result of a rare condition. Above, an image of the patient's eye showing the ring around the edge of the cornea. Learn more by reading here.