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Common Contact Lens Mistakes

Common Contact Lens Mistakes

It’s more common than you might think for contact lens wearers to make mistakes when it comes to caring for their eyes. While these mistakes may seem insignificant, they can have serious repercussions. One contact lens wearer tragically ended up blind after wearing her contact lenses for six months straight. The amoeba Acanthamoeba Keratitis began to eat away at her corneas, which resulted in blindness. But, do not let this rare instance deter you from using contacts––let it act as a precautionary tale. Contact lenses are one of the safest forms of vision correction, if they are used with care. Follow your doctor’s instructions, and you won’t have to worry about any issues.


Five eye health approved foods for your holiday feast

Five eye health approved foods for your holiday feast

Eye health is one of those things that many of us don’t really think about while planning your holiday feast. But since just about everything in our life relies on having accurate vision, it’s safe to say that eating eye health-focused foods should be a priority. Yet that brings the question, what foods actually support […]


What Exactly Are Tears

What Exactly Are Tears?

Have you ever wondered what happens when you cry? Or, what your tears are made up of? Tears are salty fluids made up of mucus, oil and water. They flow down the surface of the eye and across the face. Tear production is not necessarily a result of crying or of emotional distress. Tears also […]


Treatment of Amblyopia, Lazy Eye, or Strabismus

Treatment of Amblyopia, Lazy Eye, or Strabismus

Amblyopia is a medical condition that is commonly referred to as lazy eye. A person with amblyopia will have decreased vision in one or both eyes. This is usually caused in infancy or in childhood due to abnormal development in the eye or eyes. Generally, only one eye is affected, but there are rare cases […]


When To Get New Glasses

When To Get New Glasses

You may have had your glasses for years and still be able to see fairly clearly out of them. Because your glasses are helping your eyesight, you may not realize that the condition of your eyes themselves has changed. Changes are often gradual and, therefore, hard to notice. However, it is important to continue getting […]


The Effects of Blue Light on Eyes

The Effects of Blue Light on Eyes

Given our modern lifestyles, most of us spend the majority of our waking hours staring at a digital screen. Studies suggest that 60% of people spend more than 6 hours a day in front of a digital device. When looking into these screens, our eyes are directly looking into blue light. Sources of blue light […]


Can You Swim with Contact Lenses

Can You Swim with Contact Lenses?

This summer when it’s hot outside and you have the opportunity to jump into a nice cool pool, it may be tempting to do so without taking out your contact lenses. That process can be a bit of a pain and you may think that it’s no big deal if your contacts get some water […]


Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses!

Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses!

Summer is one of the most fun times of the year. With the warmer temperatures, you can finally enjoy all of those outdoor activities that your family loves. But, while you’re fishing on the boat, building sand castles at the beach or relaxing by the pool don’t forget about the potential dangers that the sun […]


Steps To Help Prevent Diabetic Eye Diseases

Steps To Help Prevent Diabetic Eye Diseases

A diabetic patient is at a very high risk of developing eye diseases especially glaucoma and cataract, there is, however, ways to keep your eyes safe during your diabetes. Follow these simple steps: Visit Your Optometrist Once or twice a year, it is highly recommended that you visit your eye doctor for a detailed check-up. […]


Ocular Migraines Symptoms Causes and Treatment

Ocular Migraines: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Ocular migraines are non-permanent, visual disturbances that can have an effect on either one or both of your eyes. Such migraines are usually painless and will sometimes lead to blindness in one eye for a short time usually less than an hour. It is a rare problem, and researchers suggest that its symptoms will manifest […]


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