Things to Do in the Twin Cities
With summer in full swing, now’s a great time to get out of the house and explore the many attractions and fun things to do in the Twin Cities. From thrilling professional sports teams and a multitude of museums to urban parks and art centers, these are some of our favorite things to do in… Read more »
Taking Care of Your Eyes in a Digital World
Digital devices are increasingly ubiquitous in the U.S. Recent studies have shown 89 percent of mobile internet users are online daily, and 31 percent are online “almost constantly.”1 Evidence suggests digital eye strain, which includes symptoms such as dry eyes, blurry vision and eye fatigue, is becoming more common because of prolonged digital device usage.… Read more »
How Do Prescription Lenses Work?
Have you ever ordered those glasses and it seemed like it took forever for the opticians to call you for pick-up? You’re not alone! Many wonder what takes so long, but it’s important to understand that the eye sees everything all around us. The lens has to ‘see’ in all of those angles as you… Read more »
How Prescription Glasses Are Made
Prescription glasses are everywhere. You may even be wearing some right now! It’s not difficult to overlook how these marvels are made, considering their ubiquity. But it turns out, quite a lot goes into each pair of eyeglasses – it’s much more than simply putting a piece of plastic or glass into a frame. Here’s… Read more »
What Does Your Eye Color Say About Your Personality?
We all know our astrological signs and the different personality traits from serious to fun. Some even make charts with all sorts of calculations while others get their daily reading from a funny source online. Either way, it’s interesting. Many scientists in the past did all kinds of studies to see if they could actually… Read more »
What Is an Artificial Lens?
Post-cataract surgery treatment has come a long way in recent decades. Ever since the first successful artificial lens implant surgery took place in London in 1949, artificial intraocular lenses, or IOLs, have continued to evolve. Today, they’re recognized as one of the most effective methods of returning vision to people who have had their natural… Read more »
The Eye and How It Works
They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. Maybe that is why they are so complex. Just as our eyes can show the depth of our emotions, so is the make-up of the eye itself – complex. And how do they see everything around us then let our brain in on that… Read more »
Vision and Eye Health Issues Linked to Diabetes
Patients struggling to manage diabetes face a variety of health issues affecting virtually every system in the body. Eye health and vision are not exempt from the repercussions of diabetes. The eyes are especially delicate and complex organs. Diabetes is a proverbial wrench that, when thrown into the works of our fragile eyes, can significantly… Read more »
Protect Your Eyes Before Hitting the Slopes
Skiing is something fun for everyone! From just a weekend on the slopes to the Olympics and more. Even sitting in the ski lodge by the fire with hot chocolate can be a fun day. Vision is extremely important when on the mountainside and the glare can be deadly. Protecting your eyes not only from… Read more »
The History of the Eye
Until recently, scientists misunderstood much of the human anatomy. From wonky illustrations of organs to misplaced faith in phrenology – the supposed ability to predict criminality from a person’s skull size and shape – there have been a lot of missteps when it comes to understanding our own bodies. As may be expected, thinkers from… Read more »