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Still Have Flex Money?

Time is Running Out to Use Your Flex Spending Account If you haven’t used the money in your Flex Spending Account (FSA), now is the time to use it before the end of the year.    Regardless if you have vision insurance or not, you can use these funds for: Eyeglasses with or without lenses (including … Continued

Diabetic Eye Exams

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month.  According to the National Institute of Health 40 to 45% of people with diabetes will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy, although nearly half of them will never know it.*  This is why it is so important to have annual dilated eye exams.  Dilation causes the pupil to enlarge … Continued

Smoking and Your Eyes

We have all heard about how smoking can cause cancer and heart disease, but were you aware of the damage it can cause to your eyes? Studies show that smoking can double a person’s risk of developing cataracts, can triple the risk  of developing macular degeneration, can cause dry eye or other eye complications. The … Continued

Importance of Safety Glasses in the Home

October is home eye safety month. It’s a good time to stop and think about the conditions at home that could cause danger to the eye, and how to best prevent them, and when necessary how to take care of an eye emergency. There are many activities at home that can cause damage to the … Continued

Saving our Breath for Steve

Smart EyeCare Center is sponsoring the “Saving our Breath for Steve 5K/Walk”.  The event is coming up fast, on Sunday, November 6th, 2016.  If you’re interested in registering and getting a custom made “Team Steve” t-shirt make sure to register by this Friday, September 30th.  We’ve been working since May on raising money and awareness … Continued

Why to do a staff retreat

Did you wonder why our offices close once a year for a staff retreat? Staff retreats provide a break from the daily responsibilities in the office and to work on the development of goals for the practice, team building, and the most important—FUN! Our Lead Team at Smart EyeCare Center with practices in Augusta, Bangor, … Continued

Lens Cleaning Tips

Your glasses are the windows to your world so you want them to be as clear as possible for as long as possible. Here are some pointers on how to keep your lenses looking brand new! When you are not wearing your glasses keep them in a clean case and don’t leave them in an … Continued

School Screenings

It is almost time for the kids to go back to school for the fall. Some pre-schools will preform a vision screening at the beginning of the school year. For the most part this will help tell you if your child is having any trouble seeing the board, teacher, or anything across the room. But … Continued

How to Prepare for Your Appointment

If you have an upcoming appointment there are a few things you can do to help things go smoothly. If you’re a new patient start by filling out a records release; which you can download right from our website, which allows us to review anything they may have been following you for. When you come … Continued

Learn About High Index Lenses

Lens on the left is a traditional lens, whereas the lens on the right is a high index lens, notice the difference in thickness Lens material choice is a very important step in ordering glasses. You are most likely going to be wearing your glasses all day long and will want them to be as … Continued

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