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Peepers Reading Glasses launches line of designer peepers

BY Michael Johnsen

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Peepers Reading Glasses on Monday launched an all-new line of designer sunglasses. The line is designed for both men and women and comprised of nearly 40 pieces with a variety of colors and 37 different styles. Suggested retail price ranges between $17 and $40.

The line highlights include a "Rainbow Bright" selection, which is an 80’s retro-inspired frame paired with vivid colors of red, orange or yellow. The line also includes "Clark Kent" frames and "The Wright Stuff," aviator-style frames that are available in both gold and silver colors. 

"Peepers Reading Glasses has made great strides over the last two years by tapping into fashion-inspired designs," the company noted. As proof that the company is filling a niche in the market, the company added it has doubled its business over the last year and expects this new line to continue further growth.

 


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Wills Eye Institute: Incidence linking aspirin to macular degeneration too low to stop aspirin therapy

BY Michael Johnsen

PHILADELPHIA — "Talk to your cardiologist." That’s the advice offered Friday by Wills Eye Institute, a hospital specializing in eye care,  following a JAMA article linking aspirin therapy to macular degeneration. 

"There’s no need for patients to experience undue worry," noted Julia Haller, Wills Eye Institute ophthalmologist-in-chief. "The overall risk for developing serious eye disease on aspirin in the study was low — 3.7% after 15 years," she said. "It is very important to discuss your risk factors before stopping or reducing any aspirin therapy since aspirin can often stave off life threatening heart attacks and strokes."

The hospital released its statement referencing increased confusion and anxiety in the general public about whether aspirin can harm their vision and what to do if they need the heart-protective therapy.


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Oceans Omega launches omega-3 enhanced water

BY Michael Johnsen

PARAMUS, N.J. — Oceans Omega on Monday launched Omega Infusion, an omega-3 EPA/DHA enhanced water product with initial placement within Giant Food.

"Delivering heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids in enhanced water is something we’ve been developing for years," stated Volker Berl, chief technology officer Oceans Omega. "Our proprietary delivery system is transforming the beverage industry by including ingredients like Omega-3 EPA/DHA."

Each bottle of Omega Infusion water delivers 80mg of essential omega-3s, 200% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C and 80% of four B vitamins. Omega Infusion will retail for a suggested $1.99 and include flavors berry, citrus, fruit punch and orange. 


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