I recently read a blog post that covered a topic that we frequently discuss in our office – Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). In the blog post, Dr. Kendall Donaldson shared some interesting observations about how we spend most of our lives looking at screens – computers, tablets, smart phones, TVs, movies, video games – and, in turn,…
5 tips to protect your eyes from the sun
‘It is important to protect your skin from the sun!’ this message has been drummed into us time and time again, but the other, equally truthful message we should be hearing is ‘It is important to protect your EYES from the sun!’ Exposing your eyes to UV rays is extremely dangerous. In fact, ophthalmologists (eye [...]
68% of millennials report digital eye strain. How to soothe the ache
For most of us, looking at screens throughout the day is utterly unavoidable. So what can we do to protect our eyes?
Scientists find what on illegal contact lenses?
Think rinsing your eyes with hospital toilet water is revolting? In that case, what researchers found on knock-off contact lenses is sure to make you squeamish "Contact lenses are medical devices worn on living tissue; therefore, it is extremely important that they are purchased with a valid prescription." Published earlier this year in the Journal of Forensic Sciences , a case report from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA's) Forensic Chemistry Center found a majority of unapproved, counterfeit and decorative contact lenses tested positive for the kinds of microbial contamination frequently found in hospital waste water or spoiled food Respectively, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus cereus were just a pair of microorganisms identified in the…
Reasons why demystifying vision and eye care myths are necessary
We all have been hearing plenty of stuff regarding vision and eye care for long, majority of which is simply a myth. This article is going to demystify certain vision and eye care myths, which you probably thought were true. Sitting and watching TV too close is bad for the eyes There is no scientific ...
Four Ways to Fight Dry Eye
Eyes feeling gritty, red or irritated? Read on for ways to make your eyes happier.
How to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes
Full night of shut-eye isn’t enough to lose puffy eyes or erase those dark circles under eyes says Charlotte Clark, a dermatologist in New York City.
12 Tips for Eye Makeup Safety
Infections, irritation, and injury can result if cosmetics aren't used safely around the eyes. Practice these cosmetic safety strategies to prevent injury to the eye.
Here's What Really Happens When You Sleep In Your Contact Lenses
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