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11 Triggers of Dry Eye, and What to Do About Them
Are your chronic eye symptoms due to dry eye syndrome? Here are some risk factors for dry eye, and what to do about them.
What is Dry Eye and How Do You Treat It?
Posted // Tuesday, July 16, 2013 By: Dr. Christian Hester According to the National Eye Institute, dry eye affects nearly 5 MILLION Americans who are 50 years of age and older. While your risks increase with age, anyone can experience dry eye. Sometimes it’s a mild case that is simply irritating; but other times it can lead to severe damage to the eye. I got to discuss the risks and what you need to know about dry eye with Alyse Eady on THV…
What are the risk factors for dry eye?
Millions of people are affected by dry eye syndrome and the prevalence of dry eye increases with age. An estimated 3.2 million women and over and 1.68 million men age 50 and over are affected by dry eye syndrome. Here are some risk factors for dry eye: Aging: Advancing age is the single most important risk factor for dry eye. Most of our body’s moisture-producing glands produce less moisture as we age. Gender: Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from…
The 3 Types of Conjunctivitis: What You Should Know
Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva - the thin covering of the white part of your eye and inside of your eyelids.
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…
How to Clean Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are medical devices, and should be treated with care. If they pick up any dirt, they could transfer bacteria to your eye and cause a serious infection. If you drop your contacts or if they make your eyes itch constantly, do...
Contact Lens Tips Blog
Read FYidoctors blog to learn the five things every contact lens wearer should know to avoid infections and other serious conditions.
Contact Lenses Care Tips
Dos and Don'ts of Contact Lenses Care - When you’re wearing contact lenses, it’s very important to stick to the hygienic rules of using them and to make sure that your makeup isn’t causing problems.
Tips for Safe and Healthy Contact Lens Use
As more than 36 million men and women in the United States alone can attest, contact lenses are a safe, effective, and convenient way to treat many of the most common vision problems. Whether you …
'Colored' and Decorative Contact Lenses: A Prescription Is A Must
Supplement shows ODs’ contact lens trends
Poll results from the first-ever Contact Lens Summit at Optometry’s Meeting® 2013 reveal CL trends in optometry practices.
Tips for Contact Lens Wearers at Every Age
How Long Can I Wear My Lenses? Replace your lenses as often as the doctor suggests, even if you don't wear them every day. For instance, if you have the disposable kind that are good for one wearing, throw them out after you've worn them once, even if they still feel fresh. When you wear lenses
How to Take Out Contact Lenses Without Touching Your Eye
Contact lenses are a wonderful alternative to wearing glasses. Unfortunately, many people do not like having to touch their eyes to remove their contacts. If you are one such person, you are in luck. There is a safe and effective way to...
How to Insert Hybrid or Regular Soft Contact Lenses Using a Plunger
I have Keratoconus in my Right eye and need to wear a Hybrid contact lens to correct my vision to almost 20 20. (Glasses DO NOT WORK). My left eye is still pretty good and my vision can be corrected with a normal soft contact lens. I have been asked before, how I insert my lenses and why the plunger, especially when inserting my normal lens. NOTE: I do not use the plunger for removal. The plunger I use is the DMV plunger.
What is contact lens discomfort, why does it occur and how can it be treated?
Contact lens discomfort (CLD) may be the leading cause of patient dissatisfaction with, and discontinuation of, contact lens wear throughout the world - but there is little agreement among...
Contact lens dos and don’ts: 5 tips for healthful use
Although generally easy to use, contact lens wearers should keep in mind simple dos and don’ts that will keep eyes safe.
How Do ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses For Astigmatism Work?
Ever wonder how contact lenses for astigmatism maintain focus as you move? ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are eye lid stabilized to keep your eyes focused and ...
Contact Lens Tips
Essential contact lens tips for anyone wearing contact lenses, both new and existing wearers. Click through and learn more from a global leader in providing providing high quality contact lenses!
What to Expect During Contact Lens Exam
In this blog by our optometrists, we give you the scoop on what to expect during a contact lens exam at Lone Star Vision in Plano, TX. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services!