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The Ultimate Face Shape Guide

  At EMPAWEE EYEWEAR we have lots of frame styles to choose from. Having a wide selection is great, but how do you narrow down the search to pick the right frame for your face? There are a few simple rules of thumb you can use to help narrow down your search. The most important step is to first determine what your face shape is and everything else falls into place from there. Generally speaking, faces can be broken down into five basic shapes. Oval, round, square, heart and triangle. Each one of these shapes has a good counterbalance matching the shape to help you get a good fit. Below you’ll find some examples to help narrow down that perfect pair of glasses. Oval...

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Blue light is a colour in the "visible lightspectrum" that can be seen by the human eye.  Light is made up of electromagnetic particles that travel in waves.  These waves emit energy, and range in length and strength. The shorter the wavelength; the higher the energy. The length of the waves is measured in nanometers (nm), with 1 nanometer equaling 1 billionth of a meter.  Every wavelength is represented by a different colour, and is grouped into the following categories: gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet (UV) rays, visible light, infrared light, and radio waves.  Together these wavelengths make up the electromagnetic spectrum. However the human eye is sensitive to only one part of this spectrum: visible light. Visible light is that part of the electromagnetic spectrum...

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What’s so Bad About Blue Light?

Do you own a smart phone? A tablet? A computer? A flat-screen television? If you are like 90% of Americans, you probably own two or more of these devices. But more importantly, you most likely use these devices for five or more hours a day; according to the Vision Council, 60% of Americans do. These devices are wonderful, they keep everyone connected, informed and entertained, but how safe are they? New research suggests that they may not be as harmless as we once thought. The problems stem from the way the displays create their images. A flat screen display is a grid of tiny solid state light emitting diodes (LEDs). These diodes pose problems to the human eye because they...

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Why filter out blue light?

Do you know how many hours the typical person spends looking at screens everyday? Ten. That’s right. Ten. We know what you’re thinking—there’s no waaay I spend that much time on digital devices. Well, think about it. How often are you looking at your phone, computer, or television throughout the day? I mean, you’re looking at a screen now...right? We’re not knocking technology. In fact, we love it, too. However, did you know that all that screen time can mean bad news for your vision and overall health? Why Screen Time is Hurting Your Health All the screens we look at throughout the day emit blue light. While our bodies need some blue light to regulate our wake and sleep cycles,...

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Blue Light Exposed: Digital Eyestrain Related to Long Term Consequences

Overexposure to blue light can affect our sleep cycle and tricks our mind into thinking that we’re awake, thus we go to sleep overnight. Why exactly is it bad for us to be staring into the depths of technology for ours everyday and what exactly is Blue Light? Dr. Ken Mandadakis, 13 years of experience as an optometrist, shares his expertise about Blue Light and its side effects, how it affects us, and how we can modify the effects.   To access the full article:

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