Back to School with Sears Optical #Giveaway #backtoschool

by Kari Crum

Kari shares her insights on the importance of eye exams before school starts with this Sears Optical Giveaway. All opinions listed are her own.

School starts for my kids next week. Back-to-school time really seemed to sneak up on us this year. It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating our first lazy days of summer break. And, now…we are frantically rushing around trying to get organized and take care of our last minute back-to-school shopping.

We’ve had paper, pencils, and folders to buy as well as backpacks, shoes, clothing, and uniforms to choose. We have stocked up on printer paper and ink and planned out school lunches and looked up bus schedules.

One more very important task on our back-to-school list is getting our yearly eye exams.

Two of my children wear glasses and contacts – making sure that their prescriptions are up to date and their eyes are healthy is a priority. They are both teenagers, so not only is it important to stay on top of their vision needs, but also to make sure they have stylish and comfortable glasses to wear. Having a trusted place to get eye exams and purchase attractive, high-quality eyewear makes the process a whole lot easier.

During the back-to-school season, consumers can take advantage of Sears Optical™ special offers for the entire family.

  • 60% off lenses with any frame purchase and 75% off lenses with any frame purchase on the second pair. This offer excludes Varilux lenses.
  • Kids 18 and under will receive eyeglasses with single vision ULTRAlightTM select lenses and frames for $49.99 up to $69.99.

With over 50 years in the eye care industry, Sears Optical is the expert in family eye care. With experienced opticians and quality brands with a great frame selection, Sears Optical is the one-stop-shop for all your family™ vision care needs. Make an appointment with your eye care provider to schedule an eye exam for your family today.

Click here to find a Sears Optical in your area.

Enter to win

One reader is going to win a gift certificate worth $250 to spend at Sears Optical. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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Be sure to visit the main Back to School post to find all of our Back to School related giveaways. You don’t want to miss out on the amazing prizes.

 



Email Author    |    Website About Kari Crum

Kari is a family and lifestyle blogger. She spends her days in Suburbia with her high-school sweetheart husband raising their four preteen/teenage kids. She loves cold & cloudy days, big dogs, reading, and being a homebody. She proudly admits to watching way too much tv and having a slight addiction to conservative talk radio and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. You can find her blogging at Alas 3 Lads and tweeting at @alas3lads.

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1 Megan August 4, 2013 at 9:14 am

My best eye tip is to get there every year! I have a bad habit of letting the time slip past.

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2 Kelly D August 4, 2013 at 9:39 am

My best eye care tip is to have a full examination of your eyes every year. I always like to make sure my eyes are healthy as well as making sure I don’t need an adjustment in my prescription.

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3 Tammy S August 4, 2013 at 10:30 am

My best eye care tip is to always wear protective eye wear when you are working in the yard or on a project that could have flying bits and pieces.

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4 Heather Hayes Panjon August 4, 2013 at 10:36 am

My Eye Care Tip Is To Make It Routine To Have Eye Exams Yearly.

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5 Wehaf August 4, 2013 at 11:37 am

My tip is to wear your glasses regularly – going without them isn’t good for your eyes.

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6 Noreen August 4, 2013 at 11:40 am

Always wear sunglasses and get a yearly exam

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7 Colleen Boudreau August 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Give your eyes a break from tv/computer screens.

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8 Patricia Wojnar Crowley August 4, 2013 at 1:37 pm

make sure you have anti-glare lenses!

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9 Toby August 4, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I makes sure to eat lots of blueberries for eye health!

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10 CherylS22 August 4, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Get your eyes checked once a year & be sure to keep your eyes as moist as possible.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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11 Susan P. August 4, 2013 at 6:43 pm

If you’re at the computer all day, once every hour or so, get up and walk around and give your eyes a chance to focus on other distances.

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12 Mary W August 4, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Wear sunglasses from birth to old age. The sun can cause permanent damage to everyone’s eyes.

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13 mrsshukra August 4, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Rest your eyes when working a lot with the computer!

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14 Amanda Sakovitz August 4, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Use warm compresses for dry eyes

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15 Jessica August 4, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Get an eye exam every year.

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16 Nataly Carbonell August 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Eat lots of vitamin A rich foods, likke carrots, mangos, cherries, etc

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17 latanya August 4, 2013 at 9:16 pm

get eye exams every year

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18 Tabitha P. August 4, 2013 at 10:09 pm

My best tip is to go once a year.
Just suck it up and go.
And take your kids early and yearly too.
get them used to people messing with their eyes.

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19 Seyma Shabbir August 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Get your annual eye exam… If you are diabetic, keep your sugar level in check!

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20 Thomas Murphy August 4, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Go to the eye doctor every year for a check up.

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21 Christina N August 4, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Always get a yearly check up.

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22 Jessica Jackson August 5, 2013 at 12:05 am

Can’t wait to win!

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23 Jessica Jackson August 5, 2013 at 12:05 am

Eat lots of veggies!

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24 Claudia August 5, 2013 at 12:17 am

Don’t seat to near to the tv when watching , and take a break when using the computer.

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25 hollowsins August 5, 2013 at 3:23 am

use eye protection when in the sun…it does more damage than we think

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26 chelsea August 5, 2013 at 3:25 am

My best tip is to always wear sunglasses when its sunny

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27 Sarah August 5, 2013 at 3:45 am

My best tip is to take an Omega-3 supplement, which seems to really help reduce dryness.

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28 Crissy D. August 5, 2013 at 8:18 am

Wear sunglasses outdoors and eat lots of Vitamin A rich vegtables.

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29 Karen August 5, 2013 at 8:31 am

Be sure to get an annual eye exam!

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30 Sheila K. August 5, 2013 at 10:25 am

Take rest breaks from the computer, which is very hard on the eyes!

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31 shelly August 5, 2013 at 10:43 am

Limit screen time and take rest breaks

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32 happymomc August 5, 2013 at 10:50 am

go for an eye checkup every year, eat carrots and watch TV at a safe distance, minimize screen time

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33 Louly August 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

Don’t stay at your computer for hours at a time, get up at least once an hour and give your eyes a rest.

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34 tammy b August 5, 2013 at 11:22 am

wear sunglasses….whenever it’s bright, even in the winter or rain

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35 Cynthia R August 5, 2013 at 11:59 am

give your eyes rest from computer, small tasks, reading, etc…

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36 Jeanna August 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Visit your eye doctor once a year even if you aren’t experiencing problems!

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37 Ellen B August 5, 2013 at 12:41 pm

wear eye protection when using machinery

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38 Ellen B August 5, 2013 at 12:42 pm

wear eye protection when using machinery.

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39 Sarah August 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

My best tip is to BE CAREFUL with your eyes. Pay attention to any pain or discomfort.

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40 June S. August 5, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Getting your eyes checked is very important.

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41 DEBIJOT August 5, 2013 at 7:19 pm

My tip is to keep regular eye appolintments.

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42 Daniel M August 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm

take regular breaks from the computer screen

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43 cheryla lister August 5, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Get regular eye exams. My husband would have had no idea he had glaucoma, except for his regular yearly exam.

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44 Tabathia B August 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm

Get a yearly exam and wear an updated prescription

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45 Tabathia B August 5, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Get a yearly exam and wear an updated prescription.

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46 Tabathia B August 5, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Get a yearly exam and wear an updated prescription.

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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47 Kimberly August 5, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Limit screen time.

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48 LaVonne August 5, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Regular eye checkups is my best tip.

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49 Sunshine G August 6, 2013 at 1:01 am

Eat lots of carrots and get your eyes checked regularly.

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50 Tina M August 6, 2013 at 9:18 am

Look Away From the Computer!!

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51 Stacey B August 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm

My best eye care tip is to wear sun glasses in the sun!

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52 Melissa Michael August 7, 2013 at 2:06 am

Keep your hands away from your eyes! Infections aren’t fun!

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53 michelle b. August 7, 2013 at 5:41 am

Make sure you sit with the appropriate distance between you and the computer screen also make sure to take breaks from your electrical device and look away at points further than your screen

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54 Dorinne Hammons August 7, 2013 at 10:00 am

Take breaks from the computer or reading to rest your eyes – a five minute break every hour is great!

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55 Allie August 7, 2013 at 10:27 am

To wear sunglasses outside

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56 Francine Anchondo August 7, 2013 at 11:31 am

get a yearly check up.

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57 ACMommy3 August 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Hmmm, well besides yearly checkups for everyone in the family, drinking lots of water, not rubbing eyes, avoiding eye strain and reducing hours spent in front of screens are all helpful for eye health!

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58 Jean August 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Be faithful about annual checkups and WEAR your glasses if you need them. It’s amazing how many people strain their eyes rather than wear prescription glasses or contacts.

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59 Staci A August 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Get your yearly exams done and protect your eyes with sunglasses.

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60 Brandy W August 7, 2013 at 9:42 pm

If your having trouble with your eyes go to the doctor immediately. We waited and now my daughter needs exspensive lenses.

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61 Kristy August 8, 2013 at 12:06 am

Get your eyes examined, even if you think you can see fine.

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62 Elizabeth Mc August 8, 2013 at 3:55 am

Dont look at the computer or tv with the lights off!

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63 Jennifer Marohn August 8, 2013 at 3:56 am

My best tip I can think of is to wear sunglasses when you go outside.

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64 Barbara Platt August 8, 2013 at 6:27 am

don’t strain your eyes, when you’re tired you need to rest your eyes

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65 Jenny Martin August 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I don’t follow my own tips–but take breaks from the computer every hour, and change your contacts according to the schedule!

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66 Sheila Vives August 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm

When you sit at a computer for long periods of time, it is drying to the eyes. Over-dryness leads to damage. Moisturize your eyes with a home-made saline solution. 1/4 teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of warm water in a sterile container. Use an eye cup or freshly washed hands to rinse out eyes. Be sure the water is not hot so not to burn your eyes. You can also use an over-the-counter eye drop, but make sure it is free from harmful ingredients and preservatives. Natural saline is best.

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67 Victoria Carlson August 8, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Go to the eye doctor once a year, even if you don’t have bad vision! They are great for overall eye health!

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68 Sadie B. August 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm

My best tip is yearly exams and wear sunglasses.

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69 Kathy stevenson August 8, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Go to the eye doctor every year!

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70 md kennedy August 8, 2013 at 8:23 pm

My best eye-care tip: eat only whole food!

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71 cheri August 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Get frequent eye exams!

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72 Helga August 8, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Tired eyes need sleep and less eye strain. Herbal eye washes are soothing.

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73 Brandy W. August 9, 2013 at 1:24 am

Do not read in bad lighting. Only use cotton to clean your glasses and never sleep in contacts lol

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74 Kerrie Mayans August 9, 2013 at 10:28 am

My best eye care tip is to make sure to take out your contacts and clean them daily to give your eyes a break while you are sleeping.

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75 Danielle Papsis August 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Wear Sunglasses throughout the year, not just when it’s hot and sunny, but when it’s cold and sunny too.

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76 meredith August 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Get enough sleep consistently

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77 Mary Beth I August 9, 2013 at 8:54 pm

use fresh makeup – old makeup can become contaminated and irritate or infect the skin or eyes

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78 Laura Jacobson August 10, 2013 at 12:21 am

I would say to wear sunglasses and protect your eyes!

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79 Natalie S August 10, 2013 at 4:47 pm

To make sure you have regular eye exams!

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80 maria August 11, 2013 at 1:57 am

Don’t be too close to the tv or ipad or computer

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81 Maureen G August 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Protect your eyes with sunglasses and get a thorough eye exam yearly

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82 Melanie Montgomery August 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Get your eyes checked every other year

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83 Wendy Wallach August 11, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Wear sunglasses that have uv protection in the summer

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84 Brittany August 11, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Look away from the screen and focus on something further away often and blink.

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85 Heather King August 12, 2013 at 9:19 am

It’s so important to take care of your own eyes, too. I get my kids’ eyes checked, but it’s been over 4 years since my own last eye exam….shame on me!

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86 mamotts August 12, 2013 at 11:38 am

use proper sunglasses with spf

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87 kelly mcgrew August 12, 2013 at 12:28 pm

always take your contacts out–never sleep in them,

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88 Tamar August 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Eat your carrots.

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89 Trish F August 12, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Best tip is have regular check ups with your eye doctor. Any issues that arise can be taken care of early. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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90 nannypanpan August 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

wear sunglasses
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91 Claudia August 12, 2013 at 11:23 pm

have a full examination of your eyes every year~

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92 Naomi August 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Get an exam every year.

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93 Darlene O'Brien August 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm

eat carrots. good for eyesight
@dargar7

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94 christine jessamine August 13, 2013 at 10:40 pm

my best tip is to always wear a good pair of glasses and get your eyes checked regularly

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95 Denise M August 13, 2013 at 11:20 pm

give your eyes a break from electronics by looking away regularly

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96 tammy shelton August 14, 2013 at 8:57 am

If you’re on the computer a lot remember to rest your eye every hour.

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97 Shelby Gesford August 14, 2013 at 11:36 am

Don’t sit so close the TV/monitor it strains your eyes!

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98 Theresa J August 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm

My best tip is to let your eyes rest dont strain them with bright lights and excessive computer use

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99 Meghan Finley August 16, 2013 at 12:46 am

Make sure to take breaks and never strain

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100 Erica Best August 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

good lighting makes a big different when reading

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101 Geri C August 17, 2013 at 2:43 am

Get an annual checkup and make sure you protect your eyes from the sun!

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102 Stefany August 17, 2013 at 8:25 am

My best tip is to make sure you get your eyes check as often as prescribed. Oh and protect your eyes from the sun, summer and winter!

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103 Stephanie Larison August 17, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Always wear glasses when you’re going to be in the sunlight for a long time.

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104 CharityS August 17, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Tip: Annual eye exams are a must.

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105 Brooke Adametz August 19, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Don’t sleep in your contacts!

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106 Michelle Hudak August 20, 2013 at 2:26 am

My best tip is to buy some eyeglass cleaning wipes and keep them in your purse, car and at work for cleaning your glasses.

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107 Madonna August 20, 2013 at 11:42 am

my tip is to not take chances with your eyes. Its too late once they are gone. Do all you can to protect your vision.

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108 Carla August 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Limit screen time.

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109 rebecca shockley August 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

Eat right, protect them from certain elements to keep them healthy

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110 Eve August 21, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Don’t rub them!!!! Also wear your sunglasses!

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111 Barbara August 21, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Turn the backlighting down some on all your T.V., phone, and computer screens.

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112 Barbara August 21, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Turn the back lighting down on all your T.V., phone, and computer screens.

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113 jessica August 21, 2013 at 9:50 pm

i always wear sunglasses.

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114 Eve August 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm

UV protection with sunglasses!

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115 Jen August 23, 2013 at 8:16 am

Check them regularly!

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116 Shelly Leatham August 24, 2013 at 3:50 am

Wash your hands before and after you touch your eyes!!

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117 Robin Wilson August 24, 2013 at 5:57 am

My best tip is to be sure to get yearly exams and to make sure your children get them too!

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118 Terri August 24, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Always go to the eye doctor every year!

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119 Kelly Brown August 25, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Oh gosh, I would say to never neglect seeing your eye doctors. Your vision is one of the most fantastic senses that we have.

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120 Sonya Morris August 26, 2013 at 8:16 am

Wear sunglasses & get a yearly eye exam.

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121 Amy L August 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Replace your eye makeup often, and make sure any makeup tools you use for your eyes are kept very clean.

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122 kymi a August 28, 2013 at 3:03 am

my best eye care tip is always go for a yearly check up on your eyes.

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123 Barbi August 28, 2013 at 4:16 am

The new eye vitamins, like Occuvite, have made a huge difference in my eye fatigue and have helped to improve my eyesight as well.

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124 chana August 28, 2013 at 5:33 am

visit the eye dr yearly

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125 sandra August 28, 2013 at 7:09 am

remove your contact lenses before bed

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126 Southern Gal August 28, 2013 at 8:24 am

Have your eyes checked regularly.

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127 Anitra August 28, 2013 at 8:35 am

Yearly eye exams

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128 sarah t August 28, 2013 at 9:13 am

make sure to have your eyes checked every year

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129 Stephanie Nericcio August 28, 2013 at 9:21 am

If you wear glasses, wear them all the time. If you don’t you can ruin your eyes.

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130 Susan Smith August 28, 2013 at 9:22 am

I always wear sunglasses.

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131 Benita August 28, 2013 at 11:43 am

Have your eyes checked once a year.

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132 laura ari August 28, 2013 at 2:56 pm

See your eye doctor once a year. You only have one set of eyes!

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133 paige aka mrs. bacon August 28, 2013 at 8:03 pm

I use warm compresses for dry, itchy, eyes and cucumber slices when I have a headache or puffy eyes.

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134 Teresa Moore August 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm

My daughter just started wearing glasses back in May. I have found that her keeping up with her glasses and putting them in a case after she is done with them is best to keep them safe.

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135 D Schmidt August 29, 2013 at 8:48 am

My best tip is to have an annual exam and protect your eyes outdoors with sunglasses.

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136 Saver Sara August 29, 2013 at 11:01 am

Don’t sit to close to the tv or computer/game screen! Watch for signs of difficulty seeing.

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137 katklaw777 August 29, 2013 at 12:52 pm

My Dad was an eye doctor and I’d say my best tip would be to have an annual vist to make sure everything is Aokay!

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138 Debra Hall August 29, 2013 at 3:22 pm

you need a check up every year

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139 Colette S August 29, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Do not touch the eye at all. Unless you have washed properly to do just that.

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140 Carl L Smith Jr August 29, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Have more Vitamin A in your diet , and there are actually eye exercises you can do! you can find great eye exercises online

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141 David Carlson August 29, 2013 at 11:44 pm

My best eye care kit is don’t sleep in your contacts.

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142 1955nurse August 30, 2013 at 9:31 am

Don’t sleep in yr contacts, don’t wet yr contacts w/saliva (!), see yr Eye DR Yrly & protect your eyes from UV Rays! Thanks so much for the chance, we sure do need this!

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143 1955nurse August 30, 2013 at 9:36 am

Don’t sleep in yr contacts, don’t wet yr contacts w/saliva (!), see yr Eye DR Yrly & protect your eyes from UV Rays! Thanks so much for the chance, we sure do need this!

(Again, not sure if the 1st post went thru – want to make sure I do the entry right!!!)

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144 T.h.Ransom August 30, 2013 at 9:45 am

My best tip is to make sure to wear your glasses, if needed, when reading etc. Otherwise your eyes may get worse if they are constantly straining.

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145 Meegan Whitford August 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

to get eye exams yearly

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146 Paula V August 30, 2013 at 11:00 am

Get your exam yearly. Also, I wear contacts and I never remove them without washing hands and always remove them nightly.

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147 kathy dalton August 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Always get your annual eye exam to make sure your prescriptions are up to date

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148 Richard Hicks August 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Protect your eyes with goggles when doing dangerous things

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149 Teresa Thompson August 30, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Have a yearly eye exam.

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150 kyla August 30, 2013 at 3:24 pm

You wouldn’t believe how much eyes change every year depending on activity, so get there when you can, especially if insurance pays for it!

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151 MaryAnn August 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm

If you are supposed to wear glasses wear them.

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152 Cathy H August 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun!

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