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Can Eye Makeup Threaten Your Vision?

Posted by on Oct 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Can Eye Makeup Threaten Your Vision?

Many women and some men can’t imagine leaving the house without their eye makeup on. When used correctly, eye makeup safely enhances your natural beauty. However, when you are careless with these cosmetics, you can harm your eyes. Mascara Nothing can perk up your look more quickly than applying mascara before heading to work or school. Often, people keep their mascara for too long. You should get rid of any mascara that is older than five months. After a while, your old mascara becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. This bacteria can...

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Three Things Contact Lens Wearers Need To Know About Dry Eye

Posted by on Oct 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Things Contact Lens Wearers Need To Know About Dry Eye

Dry eye symptoms are very common among people who wear contact lenses. Dry eyes are five times more common in people who wear contact lenses than in people who wear glasses, and a whopping 50% of contact lens wearers have dry eyes. New contact lens users need to be aware of this complication. Here are three things contact lens wearers need to know about dry eye. How do contact lenses cause dry eye? When you wear your glasses, your tear film can spread across your entire eye to keep it moist. When you wear contact lenses, this tear film gets...

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Computer Time? Here’s How to Make It Easier on the Eyes

Posted by on Oct 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Computer Time? Here’s How to Make It Easier on the Eyes

These days, spending time behind a computer is more of a necessity than a form of entertainment for most people. When you were younger and computer technology was less pervasive, you probably heard that spending too much time in front of the screen was bad for your eyes. Just because spending time behind the computer is now almost unavoidable doesn’t mean that’s not still true. Thankfully, there are ways you can make your time behind the computer screen less harmful to your eye health. Turn the brightness down and the contrast up....

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Three Reasons Why You Should NEVER Put Your Eye Contacts In Your Mouth

Posted by on Oct 24th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Reasons Why You Should NEVER Put Your Eye Contacts In Your Mouth

Keeping your eye contacts moist is a common problem among contact lens wearers. However, some of the things people do to moisten their lenses is often met with reproach by optometrists, and with good reason. For example, removing your contacts and putting them in your mouth before reinserting them into your eyes is definitely NOT a good idea. Here are three reasons why you should never moisten your lenses by putting them in your mouth. Bacteria–the Number One Cause of Eye Infections Your mouth is full of bacteria. It does not...

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Three Threats to Eye Health and How You Can Minimize Them

Posted by on Oct 20th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Threats to Eye Health and How You Can Minimize Them

Modern technology has made it easier than ever to fix eye ailments. Visual impairments that were once considered permanent can now be fixed with laser surgery. Contact lenses can correct vision without the inconvenience of having glasses on your face. But, while modern society has benefited eye health in some ways, there are still factors that threaten your eye health. Here’s a look at three of those threats and what you can do to minimize their impact on your eyes. Environmental Pollutants Air pollution may increase your risk of eye...

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Snow Blindness: Sunburned Eyes In Snowy Weather

Posted by on Oct 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Snow Blindness: Sunburned Eyes In Snowy Weather

Although you may not think that your eyes can get sunburned in the wintertime, they can. Snow blindness, which is clinically referred to as photokeratitis, comes from excessive exposure to UV rays from the sun, which causes inflammation in the cornea of the eye. The sun reflecting off snow and ice can cause the condition. Therefore, if you enjoy winter sports and being outdoors in the snow, you are at risk for snow blindness and should know what you can to avoid it. Risk Factors Even though snow blindness can be extremely painful, you may not...

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Smart Fitness Glasses: Will They Be Right For You In The Future?

Posted by on Oct 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Smart Fitness Glasses: Will They Be Right For You In The Future?

If you’re concerned about your vision and physical health, you may do all you can to protect and keep them safe, even try new things. Innovators in eye care plan to create smart eyeglasses that not only improve your vision, but also monitor and track your fitness levels when you run, walk, or engage in another type of exercise. The eyewear may also help detect health problems that have the potential to affect vision, including diabetes. Here’s more information about smart fitness glasses of the future and what you can do to...

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Want To Look “Book-Smart” Only Some Of The Time? How To Mix And Match Your Eyeglass Frames With Contact Lenses

Posted by on Sep 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Want To Look “Book-Smart” Only Some Of The Time? How To Mix And Match Your Eyeglass Frames With Contact Lenses

Sometimes you do not want to be seen in eyeglasses. At other times, it is a look you desperately want to adopt because of the group of people or the person with whom you are spending your days. If you actually need prescription eye wear, but you do not want to wear glasses all the time, or if you would just like to sport eyeglasses as an accessory a la Elton John, then here is how you can mix and match your eyeglass frames with contact lenses. Prescription Clear Lenses, No Glasses Want to fool everyone into thinking you do not wear...

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6 Tips For A Smooth Recovery From Cataract Surgery

Posted by on Sep 7th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 6 Tips For A Smooth Recovery From Cataract Surgery

Uncomplicated cataract surgery is typically a quick procedure that is done on an out-patient basis. However, there is a recovery period, and there are several things you can do to help your eyes heal quickly. If you’re having cataract surgery in the near future, use the following tips during your recovery. Administer Eye Drops on Schedule After a cataract surgery, your surgeon will most likely prescribe antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops. It is very important to take these eye drops as prescribed and on schedule. The drops will...

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Reducing Your Glaucoma Risks By Decreasing Eye Pressure

Posted by on Sep 6th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Reducing Your Glaucoma Risks By Decreasing Eye Pressure

If you have a family history of glaucoma, are over the age of 60, or are an African American over 40, then you may be at risk of developing glaucoma. This is also true if you have high blood pressure or if your eye doctor has discovered that you have elevated pressure within your eyes. If you are at risk of developing glaucoma, then it is wise to meet with an ophthalmologist, like one at Valentine Eye Care, at least once a year so that visual acuity, dilated eye, tonometry, and pachymetry tests can be completed. You should also make...

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