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Anna Barden

Anna is a content writer for EssilorLuxottica’s Global Digital Acceleration team. Aside from writing about eye care and eyewear galore, Anna enjoys shopping for vintage clothing and collectibles. She also dabbles in a bit of stand-up comedy.

Crazing is a web of hairline cracks in the anti-reflective coating of your eyeglass lenses. Looking through a pair of crazed lenses can make things seem blurry or cloudy, and simply cleaning the lenses does not help. While anti-reflective...

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Determining which of your eyes is dominant is easy to do at home. But if you need assistance, you can always ask your eye doctor. Here’s some more information on what eye dominance (or ocular dominance) is, how to test for it, and why it...

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Reviewed by Thomas Stokkermans, OD, PhD on July 6, 2023 Studies show that green is the rarest eye color in the world. But did you know that people with green eyes are more sensitive to light, and may be more susceptible to sun damage?...

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Understanding Visual Perception: Optical Illusions and Your Eyes Your brain and eyes work together to see and know the world around you. For example, your eyes see a friend’s face, but it’s your brain that remembers who they...

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Reviewed by Thomas Stokkermans, OD, PhD on June 21, 2023 The blue eye color is considered beautiful by many. But there’s more to these colorful eyes than you may know. Here’s a look at how rare blue eyes are, when they originated, and some...

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Chances are, you’ve heard about blue lenses and how they’re the new “next big thing” in eyewear. But you may have wondered about the purpose and benefits of blue-lens glasses. Read on to get the deets on blue-lens glasses, sunglasses, and...

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What Are Transitions® and Progressive Lenses? With so many lens options available for eyeglasses, it can be hard to decide which features are best for you. Read on to learn more about transition lenses and progressive lenses,...

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Exposure to the sun can harm your eyes, causing eye strain, discomfort, and headaches. But damage from UV rays isn’t just temporary; long-term overexposure to the sun can increase your risk of developing serious eye conditions such as...

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Most glasses are made of plastic lenses, or “organic glass,” if you want to get fancy. But why are so many glasses lenses made of plastic?   In most cases, they’re lighter than traditional glass lenses, which means they’re more comfortable...

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When your eye doctor gives you a vision prescription, you don’t question whether you should get eyeglasses or contacts. You know they’re as necessary as any other medical device. But even though they help you see clearly, untinted lenses...

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