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Exploring health-related issues around eyes, glasses, contact lenses and other related concerns.

July 10, 2017
Soft Contact Lenses are Safe for Kids

Soft Contact Lenses are Safe for Kids

It has long been thought that soft contact lenses are not safe for kids due to higher infection rates. However, a new review conducted by the University of Houston’s College of Optometry (UHCO) has found that infection rates associated with soft contact lenses are no higher in kids than adults. Review author Mark Bullimore, an […]

June 26, 2017
National Sunglasses Day is Here – June 27th!

National Sunglasses Day is Here – June 27th!

Well, here we are again, it’s National Sunglasses Day tomorrow (6-27) and, as I’m writing this, the sun looks like it’ll be shining good. Of course, given the danger of the sun to our eyes, we should all be wearing sunglasses when outside, sunny or not. Just like getting burned by the sun when it’s […]

May 8, 2017
Vote for Eyes on Broadway in the 2017 WW Reader’s Poll!

Vote for Eyes on Broadway in the 2017 WW Reader’s Poll!

Many say, “the third time’s the charm.” Well, Eyes on Broadway is up for “Best Eyewear Shop” in Willamette Week’s Reader’s Poll once again…and now is the time to cast your vote! Having won the last two years in a row, this third victory would complete an un-precedented trifecta for a Portland business and truly […]

April 3, 2017
Eye Allergies and Contact Lenses

Eye Allergies and Contact Lenses

So it is allergy season again and, like many, I have spouts of itchy, watery eyes. I wear glasses for reading (and look no further than EOB for some great frame and lens options, including contacts), yet what about contact lenses and lens discomfort? During allergy season many wearers of contact lenses see an increase […]

March 6, 2017
March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month!

March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month!

So we are into March already! 2017 is flying by and everyone is back and working hard. That said, March has been dubbed “Workplace Vision Wellness Month” by Prevent Blindness America, a group that offers many great ideas and motivating statistics that will get the attention of both management and employees alike. In fact, try […]

February 20, 2017
Chronic Dry Eye?

Chronic Dry Eye?

The condition known as “chronic dry eye” can take a variety of different forms. So, before we go much further, let’s talk about the list of symptoms that could point to you, or someone you know, suffering from this interruptive and frequently painful condition. The Symptoms of Chronic Dry Eye Chronic Dry Eye, which may […]