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Halloween can be hazardous to eye health

WASHINGTON — Playing dress up at Halloween can pose potential hazards if decorative contact lenses and eye makeup are part of your costume.“So, you want to look like a zombie, or you want to look like vampire and that sort of thing, but what you’re seeing through is just a very, very small little hole in the middle of that lens,” Coastal.com in-house optician and eye health expert Christopher Day said.“A lot of these cosmetic Halloween lenses, the decorative lenses, have little small...

How to get a good deal on glasses

WASHINGTON — It’s use-it-or-lose-it time for flex spending accounts that close down at year’s end, and a local consumers group has advice for people considering new glasses.Shopping around to compare prices for eyewear may not be helpful, depending which stores you check, according to Washington Consumer’s Checkbook.“There’s a company called Luxottica, for example, that owns a lot of the factories but also owns Lens Crafters and Pearl Vision and the optical centers within Target stores,” said...

Medion Erazer X1000 MR Glasses (Windows Mixed Reality) Review

We see greater differences in the displays. While the competitors from HTC and Oculus trust the expensive OLED technology, the Mixed Reality glasses use only the classical LCD technology. Even though you do not notice the disadvantages of the LCD in every situation, in the long run various weaknesses become obvious. For example, dark content appears more grayish, due to the worse black value. The contrast is also worse, causing a paler overall presentation. Added to this is that the field of...