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Breast Cancer Facts for Orlando Residents

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Blog, Eye Education | Comments Off

breast cancer factsBreast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international event that is held every year in the month of October. Groups of breast cancer charities gather together every year to:

  • Increase awareness of breast cancer
  • Raise funds towards finding a cure

The money that is raised is used for many of things including researching what causes breast cancer, how to prevent breast cancer, how to diagnose Breast Cancer earlier on as well as treating and curing the terrible disease.

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Start Crunching Fruits to Improve your Eyesight

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Blog, Eye Care | Comments Off

Crunching CarrotsYour mother’s advice that carrots can help you see in the dark may have been more than a ploy to get you to eat vegetables.

It is true – eating carrots can help you see in the dark. The essential nutrient responsible is carotene, which is turned into vitamin A by the liver. Vitamin A protects the eyes by helping to absorb the light energy that passes into the eye. I Good sources of carotene are carrots, mangoes and cabbage. You can also find it in cod liver oil, milk and eggs.

Another fruit famed for its ability to boost night vision is blueberries. The ‘magic’ ingredient in blueberries is a group of compounds called anthocyanosides. These attach to the area of the retina that is responsible for adjusting the eye to see in the dark.

You will need to eat blueberries for more than two months before starting to notice any effects. If you are unable to source blueberries in your area, you can take them in capsule form or tablets, available from good health food stores. Aim to take up to 600mg every day.

Your eyesight is your most precious sense. Add the foods on this list into your weekly diet to keep your eyes beautiful, healthy, and well protected.

Drop in at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore in Melbourne. Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, our main goal is to keep you up-to-date on everything related to eye care and eye health.

Photo credit: colorful harvest

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-99368/Can-eat-improve-eyesight.html#ixzz3G6G77nWm

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Are you an Apple fan?

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Blog, Eye Education | Comments Off

Are you an Apple fanAre you an Apple fan? If so, you’ll be happy to hear about Apple’s brand new iMac. Apple announced today that the iMac’s Retina display will have the world’s highest resolution display at 5120 x 2880 pixels on a 27—inch screen. Previously, the highest resolution you could get on an iMac was 2560 x 1440 pixels. That is a huge difference!

 

Here’s What Makes The iMac Display so Visually Stunning:

  • It has 67% more pixels than a 4K display (Apple is calling their new display the Retina 5K)
  • It is said to have the world’s highest resolution display at 5120 x 2880 pixels on a 27-inch monitor
  • The new iMac has 7 times as many pixels as an HD TV, with 14.7 million in total

 

Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, we like to share information you’ll find useful and/or entertaining. This blog post definitely falls into the entertaining category.

Now, we’re happy to share the Top 3 Most Visually Stunning Apps on the iMac. Please feel free to add your own in the comments section:

  1. Fractal: a Visually Stunning Puzzler | Cost: $6.99
  2. Write for Mac: A Beautiful Way to Take Notes on Your Mac | Cost: $9.99
  3. Reeder: A Beautiful News Integration | Cost: $9.99

 

Many of the iMac applications you currently use will have updates very soon (to handle the larger pixel count and retina display). The updated applications are sure to have crisp and clean imaging that will display beautifully on the Retina display.

Don’t forget, if you are in front of the computer for hours at a time, it’s good to take an eye rest every hour or two. Staring at the computer can cause numerous health problems including intense headaches.

20/20 Eyeglass Superstore is offering Orlando residents 4 Great Deals. You can check them out by clicking here. For those of you who wear Acuvue Oasys contact lenses, you’ll be happy to hear we are selling a 6-month supply for $139. Drop in to any 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore location today!

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20/20 Eyeglass Superstore Breast Cancer Awareness Special

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Blog, Eye Care | Comments Off

Breast Cancer Awareness Deal October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of Breast Cancer across the globe. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Please visit Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s office website for more details.

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Do Astronauts Have to Wear Sunglasses in Space?

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Blog, News | Comments Off

Do Astronauts Have to Wear Sunglasses in SpaceThere’s a lot of news buzzing online regarding Mars One’s goal to establish a human settlement on Mars and if they should put the crew in deep sleep on the way. One question that comes to mind is whether astronauts will have to wear sunglasses while in space. Can they still be blinded by the sun and/or other stars?

 The answer is a very strong yes.  According to Quora, the sun can still be blindingly bright for space travellers. Their spacesuits are designed to adapt for extreme brightness. If you think of a space suit, you most likely picture the bubble-like piece that fits around the astronaut’s head. This headpiece is equipped with a primary transparent visor. If the sun gets too bright, the astronaut can pull down the outer visor much like putting on a pair of eyeglasses.

 Additionally, astronauts are not looking through the Earth’s atmosphere which adds an additional layer of protection. The additional visor is most definitely needed.

If you are considering joining the crew to Mars, remember to bring your sunglasses as you’ll definitely need them! Here are a few interesting facts regarding this topic:

  1. The outer visor of the spacesuit is covered in a thin layer of 24 carat gold.
  2. It’s a natural human reflex to look away from the sun.
  3. Eight low-risk cargo missions will travel to Mars before they send the crew.
  4. If the Mars crew survives, a new group of people will arrive on the planet every two years to form a small village.
  5. Living on Mars is commonly compared to living in Antarctica. It’s tough to do, but possible.
  6. It will take approximately seven months to travel to Mars. This is a little bit longer than astronauts currently stay at the International Space Station.
  7. Mars has two moons and takes 1.88 Earth years to travel around the sun.
  8. Mars was first recorded by Egyptian astronomers in the 2nd millennium BC.
  9. You could leap nearly three times higher on Mars than you could on Earth because their gravity is only 37% of the Earth’s.
  10. As of August 2013, only 16 missions to Mars have been successful (they have tried 39 times).

 So there you have it, Astronauts do need to wear sunglasses while in space. With all this talk about setting up a colony on Mars, we have to ask, would you do it?

 Don’t forgot, 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore sells thousands of frames and sunglasses. We have a frame for every face and a price for any budget. We also have Independent Doctors of Optometry at each location. No appointment is needed, just come down 15 minutes earlier than your desired appointment time to fill out the required paperwork. We look forward to seeing you!

 Photo Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

 

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The Worst Foods for Your Eyes

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Blog, Eye Care, Eye Education | Comments Off

The-Worst-Foods-for-Your-EyesWe can all think of foods that are good for our eyes. But there are probably more unhealthy foods than you realize lurking in your refrigerator or freezer right this second.

Our eyes are vascular, so it is important to have a heart-healthy diet to keep blood vessels healthy. By eating highly-processed, store bought foods that are high in saturated fats, like red meat, fatty dairy products and fried foods, we are putting our eyes at risk of developing macular degeneration.

It´s important to get the necessary healthy saturated fats that our bodies need and these can be found in fish, lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and low- or non-fat dairy products.

You should be make eye health a priority. For more details related to the worst foods for your eyes, click here.

Drop in at any of our three locations in Florida of 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore to schedule an eye examination with an Independent Doctor of Optometry, and get yourself fitted with proper sunglasses.

Photo Credit: rebuildyourvision

 

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Six Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 in Blog, Eye Education | Comments Off

Protect your VisionThere are many ways to improve your eyesight like exercising your eyes and taking frequent breaks (the  20-20-20 rule). While these will lead to better vision and increased eye strength, the best way to improve your eyesight is through the foods you eat.

Here are six simple steps that you can take to protect your eyesight for years to come and even improve your current eyesight:

  • Rest your eyes whenever you can.
  • Use a flat panel monitor.
  • Eat berries, cherries, and pomegranates.
  • Include DHA in your diet every day.
  • Eat foods that are high in lutein.
  • Stay away from unhealthy fats and oils.

Don’t take your eyes for granted. For more information, read the original article by Dr. Ben Kim on www.drbenkim.com

If you have any questions or comments, contact us anytime. We look forward to hearing from you. You can meet with an optometrist at a 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore in any of our three locations in Florida. Walk-ins are welcome. All we ask is that you arrive 15 – 20 minutes prior to your desired appointment time to fill out the required paperwork.

Photo credit: Grace

Source: http://drbenkim.com/articles-protect-eyes.html

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