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Why Birth Control Pills And Contact Lenses Don’t Go Together

Whoever thought there could be a correlation between contact lenses and your birth control pills? But this correlation certainly exists – so much so that some oral contraceptive manufacturers are especially mentioning contact lenses in their statutory warnings. And practitioners are being told to stay alert to problems involving corneal and lid edema, headaches, photophobia … Continue reading Why Birth Control Pills And Contact Lenses Don’t Go Together

2,000 Americans Suffer Job-Related Eye Injuries Every Day. Don’t Be One Of Them

Approximately 2,000 workers in the United States suffer job-related eye injuries every single day. Not just minor cuts and scratches, but serious enough accidents that require immediate medical intervention. If you work at any of these jobs, you should also know that with the right eye protection, you can reduce the chances of severe injuries … Continue reading 2,000 Americans Suffer Job-Related Eye Injuries Every Day. Don’t Be One Of Them

Contact Lens Wearers Carry A Bad Eye Bacteria That Non-Users Do Not Have

Let’s face it. The primary reason why people wear content lenses is to look good. It’s a very persuasive reason of course, if wearing spectacles makes you feel less confident in social situations or it hampers your profession or lifestyle in any way. And if you haven’t yet considered the absolute freedom of LASIK surgery. … Continue reading Contact Lens Wearers Carry A Bad Eye Bacteria That Non-Users Do Not Have

Are Your Eyelashes Infested With Mites? Stop Scratching For A Minute To Find Out!

This topic is deeply distressing on so many levels. Nobody welcomes the thought of creepy-crawlies living in their eyelashes, but if you’re knee deep into your pets, like I am, and cannot imagine sleeping at night without your dog cuddled up next to you, the news is doubly unwelcome because there’s a high chance that … Continue reading Are Your Eyelashes Infested With Mites? Stop Scratching For A Minute To Find Out!

Can The Habit Of Reading A Book In Bed Really Hurt The Eyes?

A topic about eye health that’s currently doing the rounds in social media is reading while lying down. Rumor has it that some research studies have proved a connection between this common habit and permanent eye damage. And concerned people are looking back to years of curling up in bed with a book, and wondering … Continue reading Can The Habit Of Reading A Book In Bed Really Hurt The Eyes?

Is The Baby Crying Too Much Or Is It Epiphora?

Infants come with their own, special share of common baby-related illnesses. But, along with the usual coughs, colds and digestive troubles, parents also have to be constantly aware of signs of problems related to the eye. Babies cannot communicate discomforts in the eye without crying, and tears can camouflage an eye condition involving blocked tear … Continue reading Is The Baby Crying Too Much Or Is It Epiphora?

Pop The Cork, Not The Eye: How To Safely Open A Bottle Of Champagne

It’s something you’d expect Tom to do in a Tom And Jerry cartoon. But ask 900,000 Britishers,  and they will tell you that getting punched  in the eye by a champagne cork is no funny matter. They should know because 12% of UK’s entire population suffers from champagne-related injuries every year. Before you start calling … Continue reading Pop The Cork, Not The Eye: How To Safely Open A Bottle Of Champagne

How To Keep Conjunctivitis Out Of Classrooms

If you are a parent or a teacher, you are well aware of the scrouge of Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) in a classroom. Once a child gets it, others go down like dominos with the infection. This contagion of inflamed eyes is an enthusiastic traveler, spreading quickly through direct contact with an infected child’s bodily secretions, … Continue reading How To Keep Conjunctivitis Out Of Classrooms

How Exactly Does Smoking Harm The Eyes? Here Are 9 Ways

Lungs and heart are not the only essential organs that get compromised by the habit of smoking. With many years of smoking, vision also begins to degenerate, but because blindness isn’t life-threatening, this worrisome fact is often overlooked when putting out statutory warnings against smoking. There are 4,700 chemicals contained in a stick of cigarette … Continue reading How Exactly Does Smoking Harm The Eyes? Here Are 9 Ways

Is It Just A Common Eye Allergy, Or Is It Ocular Rosacea?

Rosacea is chronic skin disorder that is so easy to spot, we all know what it is. Typically beginning after the age of 30, Rosacea causes a flaming redness to appear on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. Sometimes, the ruddiness even spreads to the neck, chest, scalp and ears. Marked by bumps, swellings, acne … Continue reading Is It Just A Common Eye Allergy, Or Is It Ocular Rosacea?