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2014-01-09 00:21:38

Report Examines the Impact of Digital Media on Vision Health ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A report released today at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show by The Vision Council finds that nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults experience digital eye strain while on digital devices - including computers, tablets and smartphones. Yet, about half of adults don't know how to or have never tried to reduce their visual discomfort. As the market experiences a surge in high technology-related...

2013-07-22 08:28:02

Vision Community Unites to Bring Attention to the Importance of Annual Comprehensive Eye Exams ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Myth versus reality hits hard when it comes to Americans and their vision health. In fact, 82 percent of Americans fear losing their vision[1], yet more than half of our nation is not getting regular, preventative eye care[2]. Today, the Think About Your Eyes initiative, sponsored by a non-profit organization under The Vision Council, launched...

2013-07-18 23:01:07

Best Image Optical, Inc., an optical wholesale company, strives for the success of their clients by encouraging marketing strategies at little or no cost to them this year, 2013. Like their own corporate blog, Best Image Optical encourages eye care professionals to use their own experiences and expertise as leverage to attract more business in their area. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 “A blog can be an incredible tool for sharing information and expertise. A well-done blog does two...

2013-05-08 08:29:48

New Report by The Vision Council Examines Gaps in UV Safety ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation (UV) to eyes and vision, 40 percent of U.S. adults do not wear sunglasses while outdoors, and nearly half of drivers do not protect their eyes on the road. Unprotected exposure to the sun increases risk for serious vision problems like cataracts, abnormal eye growths, cancer of the eye and surrounding skin, and...

2011-12-08 11:23:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans put away their sunglasses and UV eye protection this time of year, but there is still a glaring need to protect the eyes and the skin around them from overexposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. The Vision Council recommends UV eye protection that fit every travelers needs. "No matter where you are travelling this winter, the risk of damage to eyes from unprotected UV exposure is still present. The...

2011-05-18 07:48:00

Report by Vision Experts Highlights Importance of Protecting the Eyes from UV Damage ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Without protective measures, residents' eyes and skin in U.S. cities are at high risk of exposure from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Despite the danger, less than one in three Americans makes the link between UV rays and eye damage. The Vision Council released a new report about the importance of protecting eyes and the skin that surrounds...

2010-12-07 23:01:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each day nearly 2,000 American workers suffer from avoidable workplace eye injuries that require medical treatment. Despite the risk of eye injury, many workers bypass appropriate precautions to protect their eyes. Today The Vision Council, with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), announced the release of a new issue brief, Eye Safety At-a-Glance: Protecting Your Vision at Work, about the importance of protecting eyes...

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...

2009-09-09 23:01:00

New Report Highlights Best and Worst State Laws Protecting Kids' Vision ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by The Vision Council, Making the Grade? finds state laws regarding vision assessments for children entering school are inconsistent, impeding children's ability to succeed in school. Since 80 percent of what children learn is through visual processing of information, undetected vision problems can severely impact a child's cognitive development. Early...