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October Is Contact Lens Safety Month

Do you have your Halloween costume ready?  Does it involve those spooky eye transforming contact lenses?  Speciality contact lenses can look great, but if not properly fitted by your Eye Care Professional, your Halloween could turn into a nightmare.  Do not purchase costume contact lenses without a prescription.  It is illegal to sell and dispense …

Back To School Special!

WVEC will be featuring an Optical COUPON each month!  Stop by any of our five Optical Shops (Charleston, Beckley, Ripley, Belle and Saint Albans) to take advantage of this great deal.  Click below to learn about our August Back to School Special!   August Back To School Special

May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, potentially resulting in temporary blindness in just a few hours.  In support of Ultraviolet Awareness Month, WVEC wants to remind all patients that …

March is “Workplace Eye Wellness Month”

Protect your vision on the job! We usually think of work-related eye injuries as being isolated to outdoor jobs such as construction work, landscaping or animal handling. Ironically, working in an office can be just as hazardous to your eyesight. The most common eye problem is computer vision syndrome. While consistently being on your computer …