Healthy Foods For Healthy Eyes

How Healthy Foods Can Protect Your Eyes What we choose to eat is one of the most important variables to our health. It affects our weight, our energy levels, our risk of many types of disease—the list goes on and on. Today, the item on that list we’re most interested in is how diet affects eye health. Important Building Blocks …

20/20 In Hindsight: The Snellen Eye Chart

Origin of the Eye Chart at the Doctor’s Office The famous eye chart is actually called the Snellen Chart. It was named for the 19th-century Dutch ophthalmologist who first developed it. Glasses Before Eye Charts Glasses were invented in Italy around 1286, though they were fairly crude. It wasn’t until two centuries later that concave and convex lenses were being crafted …

Why We Get Dark Circles Under Our Eyes

Combating Dark Circles Under Your Eyes Many of us have seen those pesky dark circles or bags under our eyes and blame it on a lack of sleep. But there’s actually more to it than that! The Skin Under Your Eyes Is Very Thin The skin underneath and around your eyes is much thinner than the skin on the rest …

Why Do We Have Eyebrows And Eyelashes?

Learn How Eyebrows and Eyelashes Protect Your Eyes You see them every time you look in the mirror, but you probably don’t think about them very often. And when you do start thinking about those seemingly random furry patches on your forehead known as eyebrows or the delicate hair coming out of your eyelids known as eyelashes, they seem kind …