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Facts You Need to Know About Your Vision

The eyes are very important organs that are very delicate and need to be taken care of. The following are 8 crucial things you need to know about your vision. 1. You are going to need glasses at some point Even if you have 20/20 vision throughout most of your life, with age your vision will start to deteriorate. You may notice that far away objects and text are hard to see or find it difficult to focus on text close up. Any form of visual decline can be solved with a vis...

Color Contact Lenses for Fashion

Colored contact lenses are a great product with a wide range of applications. With colored lenses, you can temporarily and safely change the color of your eyes. The applications are endless for colored lenses! They can be made to your prescription or just be colored for those who don’t need eye prescriptions. Types of Colored Contacts Visibility Tint Usually a light blue or green tint added to a lens. These tints are relatively faint and ...

Diabetes And Your Eyes

Diabetes greatly increases the detriment of visual acuity. This is due to the nature of how diabetes affects your metabolic processes. How Diabetes could Impact Your Eyes High blood gluсоѕе lеvеlѕ can саuѕе сhаngеѕ in the shape оf thе lеnѕ which саn tеmроrаrilу саuѕе blurring of уоur vision. This соmmоnlу оссurѕ bеfоrе being diаgnоѕеd with diabetes or when diаbеtеѕ iѕn't wеll managed. The blurriness uѕuаllу diѕ...

Eye Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Eye injuries are rather unfortunate circumstances that could lead to serious injuries or total damage to the eyes. Pеrѕоnаl рrоtесtivе еquiрmеnt fоr thе eyes and fасе are dеѕignеd tо рrеvеnt оr lеѕѕеn the severity of injuriеѕ tо workers. Every еmрlоуеr muѕt аѕѕеѕѕ the wоrkрlасе аnd dеtеrminе if hаzаrdѕ that rеquirе thе use оf еуе аnd/оr fасе protection аrе present or аrе likеlу tо bе present bеfоrе assigning a се...

Retinoblastoma: What You Need to Know

One of the most common forms of cancer that affects children below the age of 2 is Retinoblastoma. This is caused when the retinas of the eyes begin to grow or change beyond what the body can control and form tumors. Retinoblastoma can be treated like most forms of cancer if it is caught early before it progresses. There is also a strong likelihood that it is passed from genes and so it is important to request for a test from an optometrist if someone in your family has had this cancer before...

Choosing a solution for your contact lenses

Choosing a contact lens solution is important because different solutions react to your eye and the material of your contact lenses. The following is a list of solution types and their pros and cons: Multipurpose solutions These are contact lens solutions that can clean, rinse and store your contact lenses. After using your lenses, you need to rinse them and rub them down before storing them. Multipurpose solutions do all of these steps in one. A...

8 Ways to Reduce Screen Strain

Screen stressors are a modern issue for our eye health. If you’re a student who uses a computer for class, an employee who does a majority of your work on a screen, an avid television watcher, or spend a lot of time on your smartphone, your eyes may be suffering from screen strain. The following are a few remedies that can reduce screen strain: 1. Configure your screen to Dark Text on a White Background A lack of contrast is a leading cause of screen strain. When y...

Chemical Burns and the eye: All you need to know

Chemical burns occur when the eye comes in contact with a chemical substance, and it can have a severe impact on the eye. A chemical substance can have severe effects on the quality of vision and the long-term health of the eyes if proper care is not taken. The eye does not accommodate foreign substances. If a foreign substance gets into the eye, and unless the substance is taken out, you will experience prolonged discomfort. For instance, if soap gets into the eye, it typically wil...

Diabetic Eye Disease – Other Eye Conditions Linked to Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease that should never be ignored. Its tendency to affect the eyes makes it imperative that you visit an eye doctor once diagnosed. The most common eye disease related to diabetes is Diabetic Retinopathy which is more commonly known as “Diabetic Eye Disease.” This term covers a lot of other eye conditions related to diabetes such as cataracts, Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) and Glaucoma. These conditions, if not attended to by an eye doctor, can lead to comp...

11 Tips for wearing Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a great product for improving visual acuity, however they do have their limitations. The following are a few things to avoid when wearing contact lenses: 1. Do not Forget to wash Your Hands before putting on Contacts If you don’t eliminate the bacteria on your hands before putting on contact lenses, it will remain on your contact lenses and cause problems later. The bacteria can move behind your eyelids at take up your eyes as its new home, causi...