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Some Holiday Inspiration!

Some Holiday Inspiration!

Happy Holidays from Cohen‘s! We‘re wishing everyone an enjoyable end of the year.   Check out some of our favorite holiday related things around the internet for some ideas on what to do this…
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A Sunny Soundtrack for Summer

A Sunny Soundtrack for Summer

When I think of summer, two things come to mind: How deeply in love I am with air conditioning... :) Music. Music really is a soundtrack for things that are synonymous with summer, like…
Andrew Miller
Celebrating 90 Years as Your Home for Healthy Eyes

Celebrating 90 Years as Your Home for Healthy Eyes

Back in 1927 founder Jack Cohen pioneered a new philosophy in the retail eyewear business. His vision was simple: Everyone who needs prescription eyeglasses wants to look better, see better, and feel better about…
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Say “No” to a New You This Year

Say “No” to a New You This Year

New Year, New Me. New Year, New Me. Perhaps if I make it into a singsong mantra it will start to resonate. But to me, it seems like a daunting task. Why do I…
Jordan Manfredi
Baby, It’s #&@#$ Cold Outside

Baby, It’s #&@#$ Cold Outside

Of all the seasons, people seem to like winter the least. They complain about the cold and biting wind, the snow and ice, and the fact that the sun only rears its face for…
Andrew Miller
Did you know? How To Finance Your Eyeglasses with a Medical Credit Card (CareCredit)

Did you know? How To Finance Your Eyeglasses with a Medical Credit Card (CareCredit)

Perhaps you have your heart set on a new pair of stylish eyeglasses. Or it’s time for a comprehensive eye exam, followed by a much-needed upgrade of your lenses and frames. Is it in…
Wendy Kagan
Easy Candied Almonds for a Last-minute Eye-healthy Gift Idea

Easy Candied Almonds for a Last-minute Eye-healthy Gift Idea

If you’re anything like me, you probably still haven’t bought all your Christmas gifts yet and the thought of going shopping at this point doesn’t sound all that fun. So here’s a homemade treat…
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7 Practical Tips on How to Stay Sane This Holiday Season

7 Practical Tips on How to Stay Sane This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving has recently passed and my very domesticated neighbors have already hung their holiday decorations. They look beautiful and I am officially now stressed. Between keeping up with the holiday decorating Joneses, to moving…
Jordan Manfredi
Flex Your Dollars, Love Your Eyes: 6 Things to Know About Flexible Spending Accounts

Flex Your Dollars, Love Your Eyes: 6 Things to Know About Flexible Spending Accounts

’Tis the season to be tax-savvy: As the year’s end approaches, it’s time to remember your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and put it to good use. Call us biased, but we can’t think of…
Wendy Kagan

VISIONARY ON THE RISE: Maggie Finn Helps The Youth See Their Futures More Clearly

As part of our Visionaries on the Rise program, we video interviewed Maggie Finn, a 22-year-old graduate from Dartmouth College, currently enrolled in the innovative Sposato Graduate School of Education. Sposato teaches educators how…
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Happy Thanksgiving from Cohen's

Today we want to take a moment to thank you for being you. With the help of our loyal customers, we’ve been able to serve our local neighborhoods with quality health care and style…
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VISIONARY ON THE RISE: Seeing the World Through New Eyes

As I write this, I am sitting here in the airport with my backpack, waiting to board my 19 hour international flight to Bangkok in Southeast Asia. This is going to be a wild…
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Change Your Eye Color with Colored Contact Lenses for Halloween or Every Day

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, a time when you can dress up like your alter ego, or be someone completely new! It’s a day (or weekend full of celebrations!) when you can…
Chrissie Wright
Spider Pumpkin Cupcakes to Boost Eye Health

Spider Pumpkin Cupcakes to Boost Eye Health

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought an eye-healthy Halloween treat was in order. I hope you’re not tired of pumpkin yet because these pumpkin spider cupcakes are sure to be a hit…
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Visionary on The Rise: Under 18 and Want to Make a Difference? Charlie Can Show You How.

At only 17, Charlie Miner, may not be able to vote, but that doesn’t stop him from making a big difference. Charlie is devoted to making a meaningful impact on the lives of young…
Jordan Manfredi
No Bake, Dorm Proof, Student Style Snacks!

No Bake, Dorm Proof, Student Style Snacks!

When I was in college, I was always on the lookout for healthy on-the-go snacks that I could take to school with me. I figured that the store-bought peanut butter granola bars I was…
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Visionary On The Rise: A Future Dr. That’s Not Afraid of Danger

Nick Macaluso is no ordinary young man – he is a visionary who hopes to make the world a better place. He is a student of the world whose passion for people drives his…
Jordan Manfredi

Pack a Perfect Lunchbox with Nut-Free Granola Bars

Remember when we could count on peanut butter as a school lunchbox staple, perfect for even the pickiest little eaters? These days, the once-beloved PB&J sandwich is practically taboo, as a rise in kids’…
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Summer Life Hacks From A Working Mom’s Perspective

Summer Life Hacks From A Working Mom’s Perspective

I am a mom, wifey and business owner in search of the best summer life hacks. Like any other busy mom, I barely have time to shower, let alone switch that load of laundry…
Jordan Manfredi

Rise, Shine, & See Your Best: Breakfast Goodies for Eye Health

All too often, breakfast food is more like dessert. Cinnamon buns, waffles smothered in syrup and donuts covered in sugar may be delicious, but they’re not a very healthful start to the day –…
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July 4th Guide: Best Places to See Fireworks in NYC

What better place to see the pyrotechnics of Independence Day than high-energy, effervescent New York City? For an unforgettable 4th of July, consider this your go-to guide to NYC fireworks displays (as well as…
Wendy Kagan

Pecan Crusted Salmon Recipe to Improve Eye Health

Did you know that farmed salmon would be gray if they weren’t given supplements that redden their flesh? That’s right – most farmed salmon are basically dyed their bright pink color – and the…
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Visionary on the Rise: 20-year-old Caitlin O’Hara is Changing Women’s Lives

The Visionary On the Rise: Caitlin O’ Hara is a global visionary in the midst of figuring out what to do after college. Juggling philanthropy and finals hasn’t stopped her from humbly and passionately…
Jordan Manfredi

Eye Healthy Recipes: Blueberry Pie Smoothie

Not only is this blueberry pie smoothie a delicious way to start your day, but it’s loaded with eye-healthy foods that can help boost eye nutrition. Blueberries Contain Vital Vitamins for Eye Sight Blueberries…
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