Monday, September 21, 2020 12:51 PM
This week's bright spot for the team at Insight Opticians
in D.C.? This adorable little girl who wore her sunglasses for school picture day, of course.
Monday, September 21, 2020 12:10 PM
If you desperately miss flying
, you're not alone. All around the world, it seems that people are longing for the experience of a flight so badly that airlines are rolling out scenic flights to nowhere: flights that land exactly where they started. In Australia, Quantas Airlines offered a scenic seven-hour flight over the country. It takes off and lands in Sydney, tickets ranged from around $500 to $2,700, and it sold out in minutes. Head over to The Cut
to learn more about scenic flights, and why they're suddenly all the rage.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:31 AM
According to a new study
reported in WebMD
, people wearing glasses may just be less susceptible to COVID-19 infection.This is because they prevent wearers from touching their eyes, which can help avoid transferring the virus, should it be present on their hands. Head over to WebMD
for a more in-depth look at the report, and what might come of this knowledge moving forward.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:34 AM
The show must go on—but it must also make some vital changes. This week is New York Fashion Week
, and although shows are going ahead, they look pretty different from what most fashion devotees are used to seeing. Instead of typical runway shows, this week has consisted of a mixture of virtual shows, socially distant shows, and other special experiences. Head over to the New York Fashion Week website
to learn more, and experience it for yourself.
Monday, September 14, 2020 11:02 AM
For the team at Specs Around Town
, finding the perfect pair of glasses for their youngest patients is always a bright spot.
Friday, September 11, 2020 11:29 AM
American Girl is honoring five front-line heroes of the coronavirus pandemic with their very own dolls. The custom hero dolls include a paramedic, a grocery store worker, a teacher, a nursing assistant, and a pilot. These workers were nominated by kids across the country as part of their American Girl’s True Heroes with Heart contest. Head over to Twitter
to check out these hero dolls.
Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:07 PM
Since March, Janelle Hutchinson, lead designer and photographer with Duke University Libraries, has been working from home, putting together documents, creating graphics and communicating with colleagues online. And Hutchinson, 31, has noticed her eyes are often dry and tired after long work sessions. “One of the biggest things I miss about working in the library was that I had a great blend of working on the computer and interacting with people and spaces. But now it’s all on the computer.” If increased screen time is creating discomfort, here’s what you should know about digital eye strain. Head over to Duke Today
, a news hub for Duke University, to read more about it.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:18 PM
When COVID-19 first shut classrooms in the spring, we got a glimpse into the digital challenges of distance learning. Among them, kids aren’t immune
to developing tired, dry eyes from concentrating on laptops and tablets for extended periods of time. The discomfort drove some of them to their ophthalmologist, looking for relief. To prepare students and their families for the new school year, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is sharing a back-to-online school checklist to help prevent digital eye strain
. Read the full story
from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:56 PM
Still hanging onto the last days of summer
? This week, The Daily Meal
put together a list of each state's favorite summer dessert, complete with recipes so you can try them yourself at home.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:01 PM
In the wake of Chadwick Boseman's devastating passing, colon cancer has become a mainstay in international headlines. As the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, colorectal cancer
is a serious health concern, and something we should all know how to look out for. Head over to The New York Times
for a run-down on the facts about colon cancer, including potential symptoms, screenings and more.
Monday, August 31, 2020 11:16 AM
This week, optician Daniel Brunson found a bright spot thanks to a new piece of art
he's displaying in his Hicks Brunson Eyewear, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:42 AM
As Hurricane Laura makes its way across the United States and leaves a trail of destruction in its wake, it's important for us all to ensure we have our emergency kits
in place, just in case we need them. Head over to Readygov
to learn more about what should be in your kit, and how you can prepare as best as possible.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:26 AM
Yesterday was National Dog Day, a holiday most of us are more than happy to celebrate. To honor the day, the team at the Cleveland Clinic shared a sweet video of Kid, the Clinic's very first children's canine caregiver. Head over to Twitter
to meet Kid for yourself.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 1:10 PM
After four years without a single case, the African continent has officially been declared free of wild polio
. This means that 5 of the World Health Organization's 6 world regions are now wild polio free, making up more than 90 percent of the world population. Head over to the WHO Twitter account
to lean more.
Monday, August 24, 2020 10:24 AM
The team at Myoptic in Portland has been having some fun these past few weeks by designing 30 new logos for the practice, all inspired by famous logos we see almost every day. Head over to Myoptic's Instagram
to see them all.