January 31, 2018

How good are bargain glasses? We put three companies to the test

Author: Doug Currin

Published: 7:41 PM CST November 16, 2017

Today, glasses can cost more than an iPad. And, the high dollar amount people with vision problems are paying for prescription lenses is sending some consumers to websites that offer bargain glasses.

But, are you getting what you pay for when you try to find cheap prescription glasses? We ordered glasses fr...

November 7, 2016

Don't miss out on these great savings!

June 27, 2016

Living in the gorge, the sun is shining a lot. Outdoor play is a very popular past time and protection from the sun should go hand in hand.

Many do not understand the importance of proper eye wear. It is not just for people who have trouble seeing. Eye wear, in this particular case sunglasses, are needed for all ages.  Being a parent myself, I didn’t realize the importance of using sunglasses on my children. No matter what the...

Safety in eye protection has always been an issue. Shortly after World War II, Gentex was contacted to make flight helmets for the U.S. Military. The helmets were to have visors made out of the new optical material that was very rough and impact resistance made from a combination of polymers and carbonate groups. Polycarbonate was even used for astronaut helmet visors and space shuttle windshields. 

While the primary benefits o...

One of the most frequent questions I am asked when discussing sunglasses is why polarize my lenses? What is this for? What will it do for me? While there are many pros to wearing polarized sunglasses, there are certain cons as well. Considering what activities you participate in and your environment is a key factor when deciding if polarized lenses are for you. 


Fact: Sunglasses are no longer just an accessory, but a...





Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth -Buddha


With summer just around the corner, our sunglass habits could use some improvement. Especially as Oregonians, we tend to be an active bunch. As a result, we face the great eye wear challenge - finding glasses and sun glasses that stand up to the test. 


Not everyone may realize that children take in 3x more UV exposure than ad...

Darwin himself confessed that it was "absurd" to propose that the human eye evolved through spontaneous mutation and natural selection. How much do we really understand about our eyes?  Would you be suprised to learn that even people would 20/20 vision may still have a need for glasses? Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a perfect anything and that includes the eye. People often equate 20/20 vision with perfect eyes, whe...

January 22, 2016


Your alarm goes off - as you sleepily reach for your phone, not quite ready to begin the day, you casually scroll through facebook in an attempt to stay in bed for that much longer. Sipping on some morning coffee, you browse on a tablet to catch up on the latest news. At the office you log in hours of screen time at your desktop computer, only to catch up on some texting with friends/family or browsing through Twitter over yo...

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Ever wondered if your contact lens could really get stuck behind your eye? Or if all those carrots you've been eating really help? Enjoy:






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