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    FY EYE! Nutrition for Healthy Eyes

    Last updated 2 days 4 hours ago

    Carrots may be the best-known food for supporting eye health, but recent research has shown that other foods and their nutrients could be much more important for preventing cataracts and the age-related muscular degeneration that causes vision loss. How many of these nutritional powerhouses do you put on your plate every day?
     
    Leafy Greens
     
    Antioxidants protect against environmental eye damage. Leafy greens are loaded with two of the best antioxidants for eyes, lutein and zeaxanthin. Spinach, kale, collard greens and broccoli are top sources of these nutrients.
     
    Citrus Fruits & Berries
     
    Vitamin C is another top antioxidant. Grapefruits, strawberries, papayas, and oranges are among the top sources of vitamin C.
     
    Nuts & Seeds
     
    Vitamin E & C work together to keep eye tissue healthy and strong. Complement your citrus fruits and berries with sunflower seeds, almonds, and pecans for a yummy dose of E & C!
     
    Meat, Eggs, & Legumes
     
    Meat (especially turkey), eggs, and legumes are full of zinc, a nutrient essential to keeping your retina in top shape. 
     
    Making these foods a regular part of your diet is a great way to maintain eye health. So is stopping by 10/10 Optics for an eye exam and a fabulous new pair of frames! 8-D

     

    FY EYE! 10/10 Optics Partner: New Eyes for the Needy

    Last updated 23 days ago

    Did you know that a pair of glasses can change someone's life? 
     
    Over 11 million people in the U.S. suffer from uncorrected vision problems, but don't have the financial resources to purchase glasses. Uncorrected vision in children can lead to poor academic performance, low self-esteem, and developmental delays. In adults, unemployment is often the unfortunate result of uncorrected vision.
     
    Thankfully, New Eyes for the Needy10/10 Optics' non-profit partner, is working hard to change this! Through their voucher program, needy Americans are able to get the eyeglasses they need to succeed in their day-to-day lives. From 2012 to 2013 alone, New Eyes helped 6,634 U.S. residents in need and recycled 140,000 glasses in 30 developing countries.
     
    10/10 Optics is proud to partner with New Eyes to bring hope and renewal to thousands of people in need every year!

    Five More Stars for 10/10 Optics! Wahoo!!

    Last updated 23 days ago

    FY EYE! Why Do We Blink?

    Last updated 27 days ago

    Ever wonder why we blink?
     
    The simple reason is that blinking cleanses and lubricates the eye -- but scientists have found that adults blink much more often than is necessary just to keep our eyes clean! 
     
    Research has shown that we inhibit our blinking when we are learning or processing important information, and blink almost twice as much when we are not taking in new information. This led scientists to an even more fascinating discovery -- the act of blinking suppresses activity in parts of the brain responsible for detecting changes in our environment! 
     
    Want to make sure your blinkers are in top shape? Stop by 10/10 Optics for an eye exam and a new pair of frames that are sure to stop everyone who sees you from blinking for a good while!

    10/10 Optics Gets a Sizzlin' Shout Out in from NYC Image Consultant Carol Davidson!

    Last updated 1 month ago

    NYC Image Consultant Carol Davidson gets all our love and thanks for her great shout out to 10/10 Optics in her summer fashion tips!

    Read up on the latest Summer style tips from Styleworks of Union Square.

     

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