Costume Contact Lens Dos And Don’ts

A pair of colored contact lenses can be the perfect final touch to a great Halloween costume. Our eyes are often the first things people notice about us, so they can play a huge role when we dress up as someone (or something) else. Costume contact lenses could make you a much more convincing zombie or vampire, or they could …

Home Eye Safety Tips

Eye protection is easy to remember at work or when we play sports, but what about when we’re at home? Over a million eye injuries occur in people’s homes every year. That might sound scary, but the good news is that 90 percent of these injuries are preventable as long as we follow proper safety instructions and use eye protection. Be …

Eye Safety Tips For The Pool

The summer is a wonderful time to relax and enjoy ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we can slack off on eye safety. No matter what kind of summer water activity you like best, make sure to follow these safety tips to keep your eyes healthy and protected while you’re underwater. Always Wear Goggles Have you ever wondered why your eyes …

A Quick Guide To “Pink Eye”

Pink eye is a common eye infection that ten percent of people experience at some point in their lives. Fortunately, it isn’t serious and there are plenty of things you can do to relieve the symptoms, but it’s important to be able to recognize it in case it happens to you or a family member. What Pink Eye Is And …

The Purpose Of Eyebrows And Eyelashes

You might think eyebrows are just for making expressions and eyelashes are just for flirting, but there’s a lot more to them. Thick lashes and dark eyebrows are in right now, so these two facial features are getting a lot of attention in the fashion department. But do you know that they serve a purpose besides helping us express our …

Seasonal Allergies And Your Eyes

Spring is in the air…and that means so are allergies. Seasonal allergies affect millions of people every year, and they can be particularly hard on our eyes, leaving them red, itchy, and watery. Why does this happen and what can we do about it? Why Do We Get Seasonal Allergies? While there are plenty of allergens that can make our …

Contact Lens Care And Safety

Whether you prefer glasses or contacts, there are specific things you need to do to take care of them. This is one area where glasses-wearers have it easier — no matter how well or poorly they maintain their glasses, it won’t impact the health of their eyes, which is not at all the case with contact lenses. That’s why we’re …

Clearing The Fog Surrounding AMD

Laughter lines, retirement, and grandchildren are a few of the benefits of growing old. One of the drawbacks is the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). February is AMD Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to shine a spotlight on this progressive eye disease, which is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 60. Macular degeneration …

The Effects Of Blue Light

Nearly two decades into the 21st century, most of us have nightly rituals that include checking our smartphones before bed. This might not be the healthiest way to end our days. Many eye doctors are concerned about the effects our screen time could have on our vision and our health, and the main cause of that concern is blue light. …

All About Color Blindness

Anyone who doesn’t have color blindness might expect it to work like black-and-white photography. It’s actually more complex than that. There are different types of color blindness, and whether or not you have it is almost always dictated by your genes. The Genetics Of Color Blindness Color blindness is largely determined by a recessive gene on the X chromosome. This means …