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,…
Why Is There Gunk in My Eye?
Discharge is your eye's way of telling you something's up. From sleep to serious conditions, here's what to look for and what it might mean.
How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Vision Loss
The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can lead to vision loss.
Four Ways to Fight Dry Eye
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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 [...]
Bariatric Surgery is NOT the Easy Way Out: A Bariatric Surgeon's Perspective
Do people tell you that bariatric surgery is the easy way out? Bariatric surgeon, Matthew Metz, has something to say about that!
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?
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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.
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…