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Another year is flying by, and is almost half done. This means that we are entering that time of year when we take our celebrations outside and into the night. Whether it’s a wedding, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, or just warm outside and a nice long evening, we all celebrate in a number of different ways.

Eye injuries can happen at any time, which isn’t the most helpful when trying to help and teach your child to be safe while still letting them enjoy fun, independent play. We all know there are tremendous benefits of sports, including improving our fitness, building strength, boosting confidence, and working hard as an individual or team. 

Medical professionals, health officials — and even cosmetics companies — have done an excellent job raising awareness about the dangers of sun exposure. Stores’ seasonal displays are full of sunscreens, SPF moisturizers and makeups, lip balms, and more. We know that if we spend too much time in the sun, it damages our skin.

Life is full of choices, and one choice those with visual impairment can make is to wear prescription contact lenses instead of traditional glasses. 

It is through our eyes that we experience the beauty of the mountains, the smile of a loved one, and our favorite movie. Good vision is essential for many of us to live an engaging and fruitful life. But eye care is one aspect of health that can fall to the wayside until it is too late.

Eye care is an integral part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for all individuals. Our eyesight is essential for many of the things we do in life, from work or hobbies to enjoying time with loved ones. It is no surprise, then, that it can be a common topic of discussion when it comes to healthcare.

Some eye conditions are entirely out of our hands, whether from genetics or age. However, there are many eye diseases that can be prevented or managed with proper eye care habits. In the modern world, there are a number of everyday bad habits that can actively increase the risk of developing eye disease.

It feels like we just started the new year, and February is almost gone. Many New Year’s resolutions focus on improving ourselves and can come and go by this time already. But don’t let that focus slide as we move into the month of caring and love. Take time to show yourself and your health some extra care.  

You took the time to find that perfect pair of glasses for yourself or your kid. They are comfortable, perfectly fit your face, and match your style completely. But now your eyesight has changed again, and it is time for a new prescription. 

For many people, this can be an exciting opportunity to update an old look, but for others, an unwanted change. For individuals who wear glasses every day, the glasses can become a small but vital part of their identity and how they look at themselves, which may leave you hoping to keep your old frames around.

Asheville boasts a relatively mild climate year-round. But that doesn’t mean it won’t see its fair share of snow during the winter months. The city averages about a foot of snow every year, and the mountains around, even more, making it a haven for outdoor adventurers looking to have fun hiking in a winter wonderland or hitting the slopes.

Sometimes we can become so focused on the havoc that spring and pollen can cause on our eyes that we can easily forget the issues which the winter season brings. However, winter can bring about a lot of changes that may have an impact on your eyes. Chief among them is increased light and UV exposure during winter weather.