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This eye care blog provides a large array of topics ranging from lifestyle and healthy living to new technologies emerging in the eye care industry.


6 Ways to Remove Something From Your Eye

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:17:02 -0400

Having something in your eye like a grain of sand or eyelash can arguably be one of the most irritating experiences. On many occasions simply blinking a few times can help remove the debris however there are those cases where the debris is lodged in a location of the eye that requires a little more effort. When inflicted with this problem there are proper ways and improper ways to do it. Lets take a look at the 6 most proper ways to remove something from your eye.

Eyelash Extensions: 5 Things to Know

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:15:42 -0400

The procedure can be expensive and time consuming but the end result can provide certain advantages; such as providing additional emphasis to your eyes while also virtually making eye makeup unnecessary. On the flip side however, there are some disadvantages and side effects associated with this procedure such as red eyes, eye swelling and irritation or worse. So what should a person be aware of to avoid any negative outcomes?

How to Properly Remove Something From Your Eye

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 15:30:28 -0400

Having a foreign object, such as an eyelash or a grain of sand moving around in your eye or under your eye lid can be one of the most irritating feelings ever. Removing this debris can be as simple as blinking a couple of extra times but in other cases where the debris is lodged in a difficult spot a more robust effort needs to be undertaken to get rid of the irritant. Below we will review different methods that a person can safely use to remove irritating debris while also indicating what not to do during the process.

5 Diseases Eyes Can Help Detect?

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 15:28:21 -0400

Early detection of certain disorders and diseases can play a crucial role in their successful treatment and eventual recovery. Research has shown that the eye can provide clues associated with symptoms of many diseases ranging from high cholesterol, auto immune conditions, and even cancer. Lets take a look at five diseases that can be detected by examining the eye.

SightBox vs Hubble Contacts

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:22:01 -0400

These online retailers provide you with a vision correction option on a monthly subscription basis, they use different models to deliver the service. So What is the difference between the two and how do they measure up against more traditional methods? Let's take a snapshot of the three retail channels available online and compare their strengths and weaknesses in order to determine which service could work best for you.

How Contact Lenses Can Improve Your Sex Life

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:20:03 -0400

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could alter your appearance, maybe even your personality? Perhaps you already have by simply changing your hair style or hair color for a special event. Did you feel more confident after the transformation? Did this transformation change the way you perceived yourself? Did people around you, including your closest friends, treat you differently? I think the answer to most of these questions to one degree or another is yes; but why? Contact lenses can help you increase your poise, improve your social life, and by extension your intimate life. Using contact lenses to enhance or completely change your eye color can alter a large aspect of your physical appearance and impact how people perceive you.

Smart Contact Lenses, Do They Threaten Our Basic Rights

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:40:25 -0400

There are countless advantages to using smart contact lenses, however what are the possible risks associated with them? How could this technology be used to exploit an individual's or corporation's rights to privacy, security and freedom? Just because an individual has the right to use a technology does it mean that we should ignore how it can be maliciously used?

Pregnancy and Its Impact on Your Eyesight

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:36:22 -0400

Hormonal and physical changes that develop during pregnancy could cause morning sickness, lower back pain and even vision issues. It is critical to be aware of these changes and know how to address them. For example, your eyes can be affected during pregnancy and you should be aware of the following symptoms.

Hubble Contact Lenses: 4 Things to Consider Before Purchasing

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:37:27 -0400

Hubble's advertising message is that they are selling a quality lens but at a competitive price. However you may want to better inform yourself and consider the following before electing to consider Hubble as a contact lens option.

How to Read Contact Lens Prescriptions

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:36:33 -0400

Now that you have the prescription you see that it contains attributes such as the OD and OS, Power, Base Curve, Diameter, Cylinder, Axis, Add, Color and Brand along with an expiration date. What do these new terms and abbreviations mean?

Non-Prescription Colored Contact Lens Dangers

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:34:14 -0400

Those colored contact lenses you bought from your hairdresser might just cost you your eye sight. With San Diego Comic-Con having just passed and Halloween right around the corner, the sale of cosmetic, eye altering contact lenses is at a high. Cosmetic, fashion, costume or colored, the lenses go by many names.

Avoid These 4 Vision Risks

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:33:29 -0400

Patient compliance and the unnecessary risks that wearers continue to take while wearing their lenses. A recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) addressed various risk factors that should be brought to wearers' attention.

The Smart Contact Lens Bubble

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:32:09 -0400

New technology is being created faster and faster these days. The rapid pace of development in the tech sector is changing the world around us in fantastic ways, connecting all aspects of our lives through tiny gadgets. In less than ten years we've seen the release of the first smart watch, the iPhone, the first smart TV and internet connected cars among many innovations.

Cataract Surgery Preparation (5 Things to Expect)

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:31:04 -0400

Now that you have made this decision, you may ask yourself, what is next? What can I expect? How can I properly prepare for this surgery? Don't despair, all of these questions are completely relevant, and the goal of this article is to help better prepare you for your journey towards visual clarity.

Cataracts | 6 Facts to Know

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:30:08 -0400

One morning you wake up to a blurry version of your bedroom, you rub your eyes to remove any foreign debris in a futile attempt to regain clarity and focus. This is a frightening example of what someone with cataracts may experience during the onset of the initial symptoms.

Save on Contact Lenses by Shopping Online

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:29:15 -0400

Buying contact lenses online is now just like any other online retail experience. Leading websites are in the business of selling the same contact lenses that you buy at your eye doctor's office, the superstore optical outlet or at your favorite optical chain store. The difference is that you will save money.

Getting the Maximum Comfort from Your Contact Lenses

Sat, 11 Feb 2012 11:28:33 -0400

Besides vision correction, convenience, and freedom from eyeglasses, comfort is one of the advantages of wearing contact lenses and is arguably the most important since it will determine your overall satisfaction with them. Beyond the initial selection and fitting of your contacts, there are some things you can do to ensure your lenses remain comfortable.

Breathing Eyes and Contact Lenses

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:27:25 -0400

Did you know that our eyes breathe? In a sense they do, as they take oxygen from the air, diffuse it via our tears over the cornea, and even dispatches carbon dioxide into the air—much the same way as our normal inhaling/exhaling process.

Contact Lenses As a Preferable Vision Correction Option

Fri, 15 Jul 2011 11:26:36 -0400

Outside of eyeglasses, the two most prevalent means of vision correction today are surgery (most often the laser procedure called LASIK) and contact lenses. Many ask that of the two options, which is better?

Contact Lens Compliance, Necessary for Eye Health

Thu, 5 May 2011 11:25:31 -0400

Contact lenses have proven to be a great boon to those who need vision correction but still want to maintain the natural freedom of not wearing glasses. However, there is a tendency to forget that the continued enjoyment of this convenience comes with a price—the need to follow required practices, instructions, and habits to ensure the healthy use of these lenses.

Obtaining Your Contact Lenses the Right Way

Fri, 27 May 2011 11:23:39 -0400

One of the major improvements in the contact lens industry in recent years (aside from technological advances) is in the area of convenience. Thanks to a 2004 federal law, contacts can be purchased in many venues other than from eye doctors. While this has been advantageous to consumers, there has been a mindset growing among many wondering if this freedom makes it all right to somehow bypass the ‘traditional’ process of seeing an eye doctor or getting a prescription.

Astigmatism No Longer Bars You from Contact Lenses

Thu, 31 Mar 2011 11:18:50 -0400

Astigmatism affects over 40 million Americans and is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. When the cornea, which acts as a window, is a spherical shape it focuses light correctly upon the retina at the back of the eye; this produces sharp images at all distances. Conversely, in instances where the cornea takes on a more oval shape, the light is focused at two retinal locations rather than one and blurry vision is the result.

Pregnancy, Eye Health and Contacts

Mon, 4 Jan 2010 11:05:01 -0400

Understandably, pregnancy is a time of great joy and expectation; but, as you have been told to expect by your doctor, it is also a time of metabolic shifts in your body-resulting in some symptoms that prove stressful and cause a little concern.