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Each year, Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day encourages you to free yourself from blurry images. It’s observed annually on December 1.

Freedom comes in the form of an eye exam. Getting your eyes checked is essential to routine eye care. Whether or not you need bifocals, our vision changes over time. Regular eye care includes more than getting glasses. It’s also part of taking care of our overall health. Deteriorating vision can be an early indicator of other health issues. Getting vision exams on a regular schedule helps doctors to identify problems in their early stages.

Another way to recognize the day is to step away from the computer and give your eyes a break. Too much computer time can tire our eyes. Make sure your settings aren’t too bright and there’s no glare coming from a window or other light source. Adjusting font settings on your computer can also reduce strain.

HOW TO OBSERVE #BifocalsAtTheMonitorLiberationDay

Get an eye exam and see clearer. Find a vision provider near you here. If you use a computer throughout the day, be sure to incorporate breaks to give your eyes a rest. Your eyes will thank you. 

Use #BifocalsAtTheMonitorLiberationDay to post on social media.


Thomas and Ruth Roy at Wellcat.com created Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day.

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December 1st History


The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line as the company begins manufacturing the Model T. 


Rosa Parks’ refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. Parks was arrested and civil rights leaders held a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama that lasted 381 days.


Starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold, the comedy Beverly Hills Cop directed by Martin Brest premieres in Los Angeles.


A rare alignment of eight planets in our solar system took place beginning on December 1st until December 8th. The planets Pluto, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, and Saturn lined up for viewing. While most of the planets can be seen with the naked eye, to see them all, a telescope was necessary.

December 1st Birthdays

Black Elk – 1863

A member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe, Black Elk witnessed the Battle of the Little Big Horn. He was a respected medicine man and was wounded during the Wounded Knee Massacre on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Rex Stout – 1886

The mystery writer created two memorable characters – detective Nero Wolfe and assistant Archie Goodwin. The mysteries have been turned into television series several times, too.

Woody Allen – 1935

The award-winning director, writer, and comedian is known for his high-class, self-deprecating, honest humor. Some of his films include Annie Hall, Midnight in Paris, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Irrational Man.

Jerry Lawson – 1940

In the 1970s, the engineer worked for Fairchild Industries, Inc. He was a pioneer developing gaming cartridges and in 1976 the company introduced the product Lawson played a key role in developing – Fairchild Channel F. The cartridges led to versatile gaming console technology with broader concepts.