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2010-10-21 10:20:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to working and playing in the great outdoors, many Americans know they should keep their skin protected from the sun; however, a new survey from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa)'s parent company and Transitions Optical, Inc. indicates that the majority of active participants are unaware of the potential damage the sun can have on their eyes - and the eyes of their children - when they are outside, no matter the time of year. The...

2010-10-14 13:27:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to working and playing in the great outdoors, many Americans know they should keep their skin protected from the sun; however, a new survey from Anthem Blue Cross' parent company and Transitions Optical, Inc. indicates that the majority of active participants are unaware of the potential damage the sun can have on their eyes - and the eyes of their children - when they are outside. The results of an online omnibus survey of...

2010-10-14 09:53:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to working and playing in the great outdoors, many Americans know they should keep their skin protected from the sun; however, a new survey from WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) and Transitions Optical, Inc. indicates that the majority of active participants are unaware of the potential damage the sun can have on their eyes - and the eyes of their children - when they are outside. The results of an online omnibus survey of 2,500 Americans...

2010-09-02 05:45:00

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's back to school time! Kids are feeling excited and maybe a little nervous. New teachers, new friends and new sports seasons. Parents are scrambling to buy back-to-school clothes and equip their children with all the sports gear they need, like helmets, pads, braces and mouth guards. Parents are taking that extra step to prevent broken bones, bruises and chipped teeth, but what are they doing to prevent possible permanent vision...

2010-06-29 09:01:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summer is one of the busiest times of year for home improvements yet many Americans fail to take the proper precautions to protect their eyes from potential harm. Today, The Vision Council released a new issue brief, Eye Safety At-a-Glance Protecting Your Vision at Home, highlighting the importance of protecting eyes when working around the house or in the yard. The effort is in conjunction with the Home Safety Council. Nearly 1.5...

2010-05-25 07:30:00

CONCORD, Mass., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's sunglasses are not fashion accessories, but necessities that protect the eyes from serious eye damage, even irreversible vision loss or blindness. Parents are diligent about applying sunscreen, hats, and protective clothing to their babies and children while in the sun, but what about the eyes? The American Academy of Pediatrics says that children's eyes are at increased risk for permanent damage from sunlight until they are at least 10...

2010-05-05 06:17:00

RED BANK, N.J., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- It's just as important to protect your eyes from the sun's harmful rays as it is to shield your skin. Yet many families are not taking simple, important steps to protect their eyes from ultraviolet (UV) exposure. While 85 percent of Americans recognize that UV rays can damage their eyes, only 65 percent wear sunglasses as protection, and even fewer (39 percent) make sure their children wear sunglasses.* To help parents, caregivers and others better...

2010-03-19 07:30:00

CHICAGO, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to educate parents about the need to protect children's eye health, Prevent Blindness America, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization, and Real Kids Shades a leading manufacturer of quality eyewear for infants and children, are teaming up to ensure that 5 million children have healthy eyes for healthy futures. The joint effort supports "Star Pupils," a national program of Prevent Blindness America designed to arm...

2010-02-25 07:00:00

NANJING, China, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- As of yesterday, http://www.Magicoptical.com , an international speciality online glasses retailer for children, debuted its protective eyewear, providing a variety of choices for young children. Founded in 2009, the mission of www.Magicoptical.com is to provide glasses for children ranging from five to 15 years old. Rapid progress had been made in the past year due to the company's low prices and good quality. The addition of protective...

2009-08-31 12:34:46

One in five at-home eye injuries were due to home repair or power tools -- most often in the yard or garden, U.S. researchers found. The Sixth Annual Eye Injury Snapshot by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ocular Trauma said more than 1.5 million eye injuries happen in the home, most often while performing household chores and maintenance without the proper eye protection. There are more than 2.5 million U.S. eye injuries annually, yet 90 percent of these...


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2010-11-15 19:37:34

Sunglasses are protective eyewear designed to shield the eyes from damaging or discomforting sunlight and high-energy light. They can also work as a visual aid. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause several serious eye problems and many healthcare professionals recommend eye protection. However, since the 1940s sunglasses have been associated with celebrities more so than eye protection. James Ayscough experimented with tinted lenses in the mid-18th century although they were...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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