Archive for December 2015

On December 9, 2015

How to Protect your Eyes from UV Light

It’s summer and that means having fun in the sun! You may be cautious of sunburns on your skin, but have you heard of eyeburns? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has declared July UV Safety Month to educate people about the dangers of UV light during this time of year when the
On December 7, 2015

Blocked Tear Ducts

If you’ve watched a bawling baby recently — or just Hollywood’s latest tearjerker — you’re well aware that some tears stream out of your eyes down your face. However, we also have tear ducts (also called nasolacrimal ducts or lacrimal ducts) that drain tears through our noses. These drainage ducts are why your nose gets
On December 5, 2015

What are eyelashes for?

People spend a lot of money to make their eyelashes look long, thick and dark to appear more alluring. But whether you have “Bette Davis eyes” or not, your eyelashes serve a greater purpose beyond just accentuating beauty–they play a very important role in protecting your eyes. Reduce airflow All mammals have moist eyes. This
On December 4, 2015

Contact Lens Use And Dealing With Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) can be a huge deterrent for someone who has this condition and still wants to wear contact lenses that basically rest on a watery layer. What is DES and how does one wear contact lenses despite having it? Find out… Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is not the rarest of disorders. Very
On December 3, 2015

How to avoid ripping contacts

It can be very frustrating to tear a contact lens. You might wonder, why can’t they just make them out of a stronger material? Currently more than 30 million Americans wear contact lenses and most of them choose soft contact lenses because the soft lens material is very comfortable and is able to let a
On December 3, 2015

December Is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month. Toys are a great way for children to develop and stimulate their sense of sight. Since children spend a great deal of time playing with toys, it is important to make sure that those toys are safe. Thousands of children age 14 and younger suffer serious eye injuries,
On December 2, 2015

What Is Lazy Eye?

Lazy eye refers to the drifting or misalignment of an eye. This is usually the manifestation of amblyopia, where one eye is experiencing significant vision loss, and sometimes also strabismus (or “crossed eyes”), a general misalignment problem. Let’s walk through how amblyopia and lazy eye affect your vision and how it’s typically corrected and treated.
On December 1, 2015

Computer Vision: A New Problem for a New Age

Technological advances create incredible new solutions…but present new difficulties as well. Modern-day computing, and the Internet, allows us to handle much more information and wield more tools than ever before. All this productivity often means that we spend a lot of time staring at screens: our work computers, our home laptops, and our smartphones. And