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Houseplants For Healthier Eyes And Cleaner Indoor Air

Did you know that indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air? In fact, according to the EPA, indoor air pollutants may be 2–5 times higher than outdoor pollutants!

How much can this affect our eyes? Dramatically! Particles from cleaning agents, paint, carpet and mold (not to mention just super-dry indoor air) cause a host of health issues—including chronic dry eye.

Air-Purifying Plants Can Help Clean Your Personal Space

Indoor air purifiers can run hundreds of dollars. Why not try Mother Nature’s solution first? Houseplants! Houseplants absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen, and increase moisture levels in the air. In addition, they can remove up to 89% of harmful chemicals and irritants from the surrounding air.

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A Few Favorites

1. Bamboo palm, or Reed Palm – This plant can grow large and lush and thrives in shady areas. Other palms, like the Dwarf Date Palm and the Areca Palm, are also great air purifiers.

2. Rubber Plant – Rubber plants are super easy to care for. You have probably seen them around a lot with their large and shiny leaves.

3. Philodendron – Philodendrons have always been popular indoor plants, even before we knew about their great purifying qualities. They’re durable, beautiful and come in many different forms, from climbing vines to tree-like plants.

4. Peace Lily – The Peace Lily is small but tough! It absorbs toxins like acetone, ammonia, xylene, and even mold. They’re great for dark, moist places. As a bonus, they grow beautiful flowers!

> Learn more about these plants and how to care for them.

Put Houseplants To Work For Your Eyes!

Besides helping your eyes, studies suggest that having houseplants can reduce stress and increase attention span. Your eyes will thank you—not only for having something beautiful to look at, but also for creating a more eye-friendly environment! If dry eye is a chronic problem for you, or for someone you care for, give us a call. We can help find other solutions.

Thanks for being a valued part of our practice family!

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94 N Main St
Mansfield, MA 02048

Contact Information

Phone: 508-339-3952
Fax: +1 (508) 339-6907
  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:30am - 11:30am
  • Sunday: Closed
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Why Choose Hayden Optometric?

Our Brands

Our Brands

Your eyes are unique, and so is your sense of style, which is why selecting your frames and lenses is a very personal choice. Your frames should fit your sense of style, and your lenses should suit your vision needs. Hayden Optometric Inc. is proud to offer a wide variety of brands so that we can help you find the frames and lenses that best suit your needs and style.

We're Revolutionizing Eye Care

We're Revolutionizing Eye Care

Hayden Optometric wants to be a thought leader in the eye health industry. We are always dedicated to making life better for our patients. In fact, our own Dr. Joel Hayden has leveraged his knowledge as an optometrist and nutritionist to develop his own line of eye wipes and fish oil to bolster your eye health.



Dr. Hayden is also the founder of HALT Myopia; the Hayden Advanced Lens Therapy System. Designed for nearsighted kids, HALT Myopia has been called “LASIK for kids,” only without lasers, scalpels, pain, recovery, or risk of overcorrection.

Read more about HALT and other methods of myopia control.

The Future of Eye Health Technology

The Future of Eye Health Technology

We really value innovation. That’s why we rely on some of the most advanced technology available to help us examine, diagnose, and treat all of our patients. When you choose Hayden Optometric, you know you’re getting some of the most state-of-the-art equipment the industry has to offer.

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