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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in Peepers Optical. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

April 18, 2019

Screen Free Week: How Devices Hurt Your Eyes

Many children, teens and adults idle away hours of time each day on electronic or digital devices, not realizing that those pieces of technology may be […]
April 11, 2019
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Sports and Eye Emergencies

  The American Academy of Ophthalmology reports that about 100,000 people are hurt each year in the United States by sports-related injuries. Those are only injuries […]
February 4, 2019

Love Your Eyes with These Eye Health Tips

Visiting the eye doctor is an easy way to make sure your eyes stay healthy through the years. Eye doctors can spot the smallest signs of […]
January 15, 2019
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How Nutrition Can Affect Your Eye Health

Your nutrition plays a major role in how your body functions, and even how long it lasts. That is no less true with your eyes. A […]
December 28, 2018

Screen Time: How Is It Affecting Your Eyes?

According to recent studies, the world is becoming more nearsighted as the years go by. Currently, about 42% of people in the United States have nearsightedness, […]
October 25, 2018
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Your Eyes and Aging

With aging, eyesight naturally and gradually declines. The sharpness of objects and the vividness of colors can fade. Many experience a loss of reading vision and […]
October 18, 2018
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What is an OCT and What Does it Do?

OCT stands for Optical Coherence Tomography. Put most simply, the OCT takes pictures of the back of your eye. Why is this important? The OCT helps […]
August 31, 2018
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Can You Avoid Macular Degeneration

If macular degeneration runs in your family, you may worry that you are inevitably going to have this disease. Although genetics play a part in developing […]
June 5, 2018
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How UV Rays Damage Your Vision

The sun has lightwaves called “Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation” that can directly damage the delicate tissues of your eyes. This light is unlike other lights you see […]