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Smartphones Aren't Ruining Your Eyes Smartphones Aren't Ruining Your Eyes

Blue light from smartphones might be interfering with your sleep, but there’s no evidence that it’s blinding you, despite ad claims and, occasionally, headlines implying it is.

Where You Should Start Looking for Your Lost Keys Where You Should Start Looking for Your Lost Keys

If you’ve lost your keys, you might think it’s best to search in the most obvious, open areas before moving on to more cluttered areas. But a recent study suggests our peripheral vision is better than we think, and being so thorough while searching might actually be a waste of time.

What You Need to Know When Buying Glasses Online What You Need to Know When Buying Glasses Online

If you’re shopping for a new pair of eyeglasses, you may get sticker shock when you pick up a pair of frames at your local optician. It certainly doesn’t help that vision insurance doesn’t always cover glasses—and when it does, it may not cover the whole cost. Another option is to take your shopping to the internet,…

Renew Your Contact Lens Prescription at Home With Simple Contacts Renew Your Contact Lens Prescription at Home With Simple Contacts

The only reason I stopped wearing contacts was because I was too lazy to renew my prescription. Stores have strict rules about only selling to you if your prescription is valid, and most are only valid for two years. But now there are online tools that let you renew your contact lens prescription from home.

Computer Glasses Showdown: Gunnar Optiks vs. Uvex Computer Glasses Showdown: Gunnar Optiks vs. Uvex

Gunnar Optiks and Uvex computer glasses both promise to reduce eye strain, prevent computer-related headaches, and be comfortable to wear for long periods of time. But Uvex’s basic frames, while not even remotely as visually appealing as the Gunnar line, are a fraction of the cost. Let’s see who is victorious in this…

How I Got Super-Vision by Shooting My Eyeballs With Lasers

Two weeks ago I paid to have lasers fired into my eyes. The next day I woke up like Peter Parker, post-spider bite. I couldn’t climb walls, but I could see so well I felt like a superhero. For the first time since I was a kid I could open my eyes and just see. My laser eye surgery story isn’t quite comic book-worthy,…

The Most Useful Lesser-Known Services of Your Local Pharmacy The Most Useful Lesser-Known Services of Your Local Pharmacy

Pharmacies are well known for filling prescriptions and selling cheap candy shortly after a holiday. However, if you never venture in until flu season, you may have missed some useful services that your corner pharmacy can provide.

Improve Your Hand Eye Coordination and Athleticism with a Tennis Ball Improve Your Hand Eye Coordination and Athleticism with a Tennis Ball

Your vision is closely tied to how well you move—your flexibility, strength, pain tolerance, and so on. This simple exercise could help you strengthen your eye muscles and improve your movement at the same time.

Make an Eyeglass Screwdriver Multitool with Sugru Make an Eyeglass Screwdriver Multitool with Sugru

If you have a few different jeweler's screwdrivers for making adjustments to eyeglasses, why not put them together to form your own multitool? It's a simple build and it might help you use up some of that off-color Sugru you bought but never used.

Why Having a Vision for Your Life Matters More than Individual Goals Why Having a Vision for Your Life Matters More than Individual Goals

Goals are an important part of getting what you want out of life. They can also be specific enough that we miss the forest for the to-do lists we made out of the trees. Money blog Finance Girl explains why it's important to draw a distinction between your goals and your vision.

Use Your Fist to See Better Without Glasses Use Your Fist to See Better Without Glasses

If you wear glasses, you've likely tried every trick in the book to try to improve your vision when you can't find your glasses. From squinting to holding up a piece of paper to your eye, they all work to a point, but Minute Physics says that using your fist works best.

Staring at a Screen Won't Permanently Damage Your Eyes Staring at a Screen Won't Permanently Damage Your Eyes

Remember when your mom said that you'd damage your eyes if you sat too close to the TV? Well, that's not entirely true. DNews debunks a few vision myths that have persisted over the years.

Do You Wear Special Computer Glasses? Do You Wear Special Computer Glasses?

For many of us, staring into a computer monitor for hours each day is hard on the eyes. There are things you can do to help—but computer glasses are a really popular option these days. Of course you can also adjust your monitor colors using a tool like F.lux or one of many tools we've mentioned for reminding you to…

How Can I Revive an Old, Beaten Up Pair of Glasses? How Can I Revive an Old, Beaten Up Pair of Glasses?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a really old pair of beaten up glasses. While my prescription hasn't changed, the glasses are scratched, ill-fitting, and just plain ugly. I can't afford to go out and buy a new pair, so I'm wondering if it's possible to fix these ones up to make them last a bit longer?

Create In-A-Pinch Pinhole Reading Glasses with Your Fingers Create In-A-Pinch Pinhole Reading Glasses with Your Fingers

If you're caught without your reading glasses, or you encounter some terrifically fine print on a box or contract, you have two options: curse your abnormal retina design, or pinch your fingers together. It's like adjusting the f-stop on your eyeballs.

The Correct Way to Clean Eyeglasses The Correct Way to Clean Eyeglasses

We've all done it. When our glasses are smudged up we reach for the corner of our shirt and clean them off. You probably even know that's the wrong way to clean glasses, but you do it anyway. But you don't need special sprays and microfiber cloth to clean glasses the right way, the Wall Street Journal says you only…

Do Computer Glasses Really Work? Do Computer Glasses Really Work?

Dear Lifehacker, My eyes often feel tired after staring at the computer all day. So I'm wondering if glasses designed for computer use actually help (for example, those yellow-tinted computer/gaming glasses I've seen mentioned on Lifehacker or regular glasses with special coatings). They seem pricey and I'm a little…

Use Your Cell Phone's Camera to Help Find Your Glasses Use Your Cell Phone's Camera to Help Find Your Glasses

For those of us with nearsightedness, there's usually at least one point in the day where we set down our glasses and can't find them. Reddit user Ziptyze solves this problem by using a cell phone's camera to get a temporary clear picture of the world.

Monroe or Einstein: Check If You Need Glasses at Your Computer Monroe or Einstein: Check If You Need Glasses at Your Computer

You probably know whether or not you're near-sighted, but some people get so used to seeing things a certain way that they ignore a vision problem, squint a lot, and end up with unnecessary eye strain at the computer. The double-image above cuts straight to the point: If you see Albert Einstein while sitting a normal…

Use Faucet Rings for a Better 3D Movie Experience with Your Eyeglasses Use Faucet Rings for a Better 3D Movie Experience with Your Eyeglasses

3D movies are sometimes a necessarily evil, but they're especially evil when you already need to wear a pair of glasses to actually see the film. Wearing two pairs at once is never going to be terribly comfortable, but if you have to do it you can do it better using faucet rings.

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