Eye Care

Eye Infections Associated With Drug Addictions

A new study in JAMA Ophthalmology showed an increase of vision-threatening eye infections in people with drug addictions. There have been new statistics regarding hospitalizations for rare eye infections known as endogenous endophthalmitis that rose 400% in 2003 and 2016. It can be found among people who have a history...
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Can Drinking Alcohol Give You Blurry Vision?

People who drink too much alcohol know the effect it gives to eyesight which is a blurry and distorted vision. It is known that drinking alcohol affects the body even if it is just a few drinks or if you are suffering from an alcohol use disorder. Some people are...
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What Should I Do if My Eyes Feel Tired?

Sitting on your desk and working on your computer makes you feel tired or stingy feelings in your eyes. The discomfort that you experience is most likely eye strain which is common among most adults. Eye strain occurs when you use your eyes for an extended period that causes discomfort,...
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How Dangerous Toy Guns, Crossbows, and Nerf Darts Are for Your Eyes?

Many people think that since crossbows, nerf darts, and toy guns are toys, it is safe. Even if it is a toy and they shoot out soft darts, it does not mean that they are safe. Eye injuries can occur from these toys which can cause blurred vision and pain....
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Changes in Your Vision as You Age

What Are the Changes in Your Vision as You Age?

People who are in their 20s or 30s do not spend their time worrying about their eyesight in the future. Some people start at a young age with bad eyesight. It is important to take extra steps to protect your ocular health. It is noticeable that older people usually wear...
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Apps Used for Eye Health Screening

A lot of advancements have been made with the help of technology. Telemedicine appointments are very popular as we face the COVID-19 pandemic. Some patients skipped eye care because of the current situation. With the help of strict hygiene and disinfection procedures, in-person appointments are now available. Patients do not...
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Why Does My Eyesight Keep on Getting Worse?

It makes you feel bad if the result of your vision exam suggests that you need a stronger prescription for your eyeglasses. There are people who use their glasses for a short time such as when they are reading. Some people have a dependence on their glasses for all time...
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eye safety tips at the kitchen

What Are the Eye Safety Tips at the Kitchen?

Eating nutritious meals is known to protect eyesight for a lifetime but preparing meals can be dangerous because of the kitchen tools that are present in the area. Not only the tools but some ingredients including onions can hurt your eyes too. The best way to avoid common eye injuries...
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Coping With Visual Impairment

Coping With Visual Impairment

It is devastating to have a loss of vision. but worry not because there are tools and services run by organizations that aim to help an individual suffering from visual impairment. This is done by organizations to help individuals suffering from vision loss have a clear vision of the environment....
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How to Treat 7 Common Eye Injuries

How to Treat 7 Common Eye Injuries

The following are common eye injuries: Foreign Object Penetration Immediately visit the emergency room once a foreign object penetrates your eye and do not attempt to remove it by yourself. Simply tape a paper cup or use an eye shield to protect it; then ask for help. Corneal Abrasion or...
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Can a Cup of Hot Tea a Day Prevent Glaucoma?

Recent research showed that the risks of developing glaucoma in people who drank hot tea every day were significantly lower. Coffee consumption was previously associated with increased risks for developing glaucoma caused by increased intraocular blood pressure. However, the results of the succeeding research were ambiguous. Some researchers say that...
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Different Ways of Coping With Vision Loss

Different Ways of Coping With Vision Loss

As people age, they are most likely to experience vision changes and problems. There are solutions to address these age-related eye changes. Presbyopia usually occurs after the age of 40. It refers to the condition where an individual is having a hard time reading small prints. The solution proposed is...
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how picky eating can lead to vision loss

How Picky Eating Can Lead to Vision Loss

Many people are not aware of the role of nutrition in our vision. There has been a story of a 17-year-old boy who got legally blind due to a poor diet. A lot of people are asking if the story was true. The story started when the parents of the...
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should i worry if my child is blinking excessively

Should I Worry if My Child Is Blinking Excessively?

If you are a parent, you probably did worry about your child when he or she excessively blinks. The good news is that it is not something to worry about. However, it is something that you should talk to your child’s pediatrician about. It is rare but it is possible...
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dangers of secondhand smoke in children’s eyes

The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke in Children’s Eyes

Smoking is common among adults which are known to have harmful effects on the smoker’s health as well the people around them. A known threat to eye health among adults is secondhand smoke. Numerous studies suggested that there is a connection between smoke exposure and increased risk of eye conditions...
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Can Your Eyes Heal From Sun Damage?

Some people still choose to walk under the sun without wearing sunglasses. We are always reminded that wearing sunglasses outdoors is a must for UV protection. Your eyes can get sunburned or worse if you get too much UV light. Photokeratitis is the condition when you have sunburned eyes. Do...
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How to Open a Champagne Without Getting An Eye Injury

Champagne is a famous celebratory drink that people prepare when they have something to celebrate. When the cork is popped from the champagne, it symbolizes an explosion of joy but not all people are aware that popping a bottle of champagne comes with risk. The cork of champagne can fly...
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foods that can boost eye health

Foods That Can Boost Eye Health

We are aware that having a healthy diet is the key to making our bodies healthy. Diet is vital in keeping your eyes healthy too. These are the foods that you should focus on for eye-healthy eating: ● The best-known eye-healthy nutrient is vitamin A. The retina needs a lot...
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How to Get Relief From Itchy Eyes

How to Get Relief From Itchy Eyes

Causes There are many possible causes of itchy eyes. Underlying problems that could cause itchy eyes include: Allergies: Foreign substances like makeup, pollen, and dander that come in contact with the eye can cause itchiness. Eyestrain: Tired eyes that have been staring at the screen or driving for too long...
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Eye Injury Prevention

Eye Injury Prevention

Eye Safety Standards in the Workplace Employers of workplaces in the United States involving any kind of airborne particles or harmful chemicals must follow the standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding eyewear protection and eye care emergencies. Prescription safety lenses are required to be provided...
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plaquenil and aralen eye problems

Can Plaquenil and Aralen Cause Eye Problems?

The coronavirus pandemic has challenged the health system all over the world. There have been numerous research on COVID-19 treatment. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and Aralen (chloroquine) have been used as a potential treatment for coronavirus. They no longer recommend these drugs to patients with COVID-19. Patients taking Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and Aralen...
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worst things for your eyes

What Are the Worst Things for Your Eyes?

There are things that we do not know how harmful it is for our eyes. We present eye threats in some daily activities that we do. Some people want to change the appearance of their eyes and they resort to eyeball tattooing. Serious complications such as infections, inflammation of the...
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eye safety tips to avoid fireworks injury

Eye Safety Tips to Avoid Fireworks Injury

Injuries from fireworks are severe because there is a combination of force, chemicals, and heat. It is important to know the safety tips to make your celebration fun and safe. We are all aware that fireworks are legal but it does not automatically mean it is safe. You should know...
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what should i do when smoke gets in my eyes

What Should I Do When Smoke Gets in My Eyes?

Smoke from wildfires can spread across the country. The smoke affects our health as well as our eyes even if we are in a far distance. If you are suffering from dry eyes, blepharitis, or allergic conjunctivitis, the smoke can give you a burning and stinging eye pain. John Bosetti,...
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what will happen if sand gets into my eyes

What Will Happen if Sand Gets Into My Eyes?

In the summertime, most people spend their time enjoying a leisurely day at the beach. With a gust of wind, your eyes can hurt and water uncontrollably because of the sand that accidentally gets in your eyes. The fun is ruined when this happens. It is uncomfortable when sand gets...
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Does Poor Air Quality Increase Your Risks for AMD?

There has been new research that suggested that poor air quality can increase the chance of developing age-related macular degeneration or AMD. Poor air quality can be seen when you live in a congested city. Age-related macular degeneration is known to be the leading cause of blindness. The British Journal...
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Are Carotenoids Related to Good Vision?

Are Carotenoids Related to Good Vision?

Carotenoids are pigments found in red, orange, yellow, and green colored fruits and vegetables. They serve as antioxidants and contain a significant amount of cancer-fighting properties. Carotenoids are said to contribute a lot to keep the eyes healthy according to nutrition research. Moreover, carotenoids can also protect the eyes from...
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does watching 3-d movies have a negative effect on eyes

Does Watching 3-D Movies Have a Negative Effect on Eyes?

The development of 3-D movies came a long way to where it is right now since the days of 1950’s classics such as House of Wax and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. We know how popular 3-D movies and gaming are for today’s generation. Parents are concerned if the...
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Are Eyeball Tattoos Safe?

Many people assume that eyeball tattoos are safe because there are a lot of people who have one. Eyeball tattoos or scleral tattoos are popular in body modification. Be aware that not all pictures online are real and most of them are edited. There may be instances where you can...
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Can Arthritis Affect Your Eyes?

Can Arthritis Affect Your Eyes?

Arthritis is commonly understood as inflammation of the joints. However, what most people do not know is that it can also cause problems in other unexpected areas such as the eyes. Rheumatoid arthritis, particularly, is believed to affect the eyes. People who experience arthritis-related eye problems are more common in...
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Signs and Symptoms of Vision Loss

The Signs and Symptoms of Vision Loss

Vision is one of the basic senses that individuals have. Congenital blindness is different from the vision loss that is being discussed. Vision loss refers to the condition where you had normal vision before and there are underlying causes that result in this occurrence. Vision loss can be complete or...
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top eye care questions in 2020

What Are the Top Eye Care Questions in 2020?

Since the spread of Covid-19, most people spend their time at home. There are different questions submitted to ophthalmologists to guide them in the uncertainty of their eye diseases at home. The top question that is widely asked is about the screen time concerning the eyes of the children. During...
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Changes in Vision

Changes in Vision

If fluctuations in your vision occurred, it is possible that it is normal and it is not. Gradual vision changes can be due to temporary conditions, eye issues that are developing, and health problems. There can be instances that vision gets blurry out of nowhere. Consult with your eye doctor...
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Stem Cell Therapy for Eye Disease 1

Stem Cell Therapy for Eye Disease

It can be observed how popular stem cell therapies are in the headlines for their potential to cure diseases. However, people should not get the wrong idea that it is the solution to all diseases. It is important to emphasize that stem cell therapies are not yet proven to be...
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What Are the Different Degrees of Visual Impairment?

There are extreme vision problems that even glasses or contacts cannot fix. Under visual impairment, there are serious vision problems that usually need assistance from other people who have functional eyesight. The cause of visual impairment differs because it can be a birth defect, genetic disorder, or eye disease. Being...
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Frequent Change in Eye Prescription

What Is the Reason Behind the Frequent Change in Eye Prescription?

Eye prescription rapidly changes when you are at age below 21 years old. There are abbreviated terms that are used in your prescriptions such as OD, OS, OU, CYL, and SPH. The following abbreviations come with numerical values with plus and minus signs. OD means oculus dextrus that refers to...
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Is Hand Sanitizer Harmful to the Eyes?

Given the situation of this pandemic, hand sanitizer or alcohol is essential to use and bring everywhere you go. You will see a hand sanitizer dispenser anywhere including grocery stores, gas stations, schools, or workplaces. Sanitizers at every corner should not surprise people because they know how important it is...
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Why Does My Eye Hurt Whenever I Blink

Why Does My Eye Hurt Whenever I Blink

Eye pain when blinking may occur in the whole eye or only in some parts of the eye such as in the corner or in the eyelid. Some pain may be subtle and tolerable but some may require immediate medical attention. Causes Dirt and sand are some of the common...
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Punctal Plugs to Treat Dry Eyes

Punctal Plugs to Treat Dry Eyes

Punctal plugs, also known as punctum plugs, occluders, or lacrimal plugs, are small biocompatible devices that are inserted into the tear ducts to block drainage. This plug helps increase the tear film and surface moisture of the eye to help relieve discomfort due to dry eye. These devices are as...
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How to Protect Your Eyes When Chopping Onions?

People love to cook. When they prepare their meals, they add onions to make the dishes savory and flavorful. What is the reason why onions make us tear up? Onions are rich in sulfur which is the compound that is released in the air when we are chopping it. The...
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how to maintain a perfect vision

How to Maintain a Perfect Vision

The majority of people are concerned in keeping their eyes in top shape no matter what. There are plenty of ways to maintain a perfect vision or a 20/20 vision. Even at home, your eyes can get hurt. The location does not matter because there is always a possibility for...
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how to treat a bee sting near the eye

How to Treat a Bee Sting Near the Eye

Though summer and fall have come and gone, the presence of insects is still there. It can be observed that they are in a small quantity during winter. Being stung by an insect is not a fun experience. It may be annoying and uncomfortable. Some bites and stings are dangerous...
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Top 3 Vitamins for Eye Health

Many vitamins are effective antioxidants that protect the eyes from oxidative damage and infection. Deficiencies in certain vitamins may increase the risk of developing eye conditions like age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. 1. Vitamin A and beta carotene Vitamin A is essential for good vision, especially in low-light conditions....
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can exercise guard you against eye disease

Can Exercise Guard You Against Eye Disease?

Regular exercise is a healthy way to burn calories and make your waistline slim. A recent study shows that exercise can stave off eye diseases such as macular degeneration that is the leading cause of vision loss to people that are beyond 50 years old. There are previous claims that...
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How Smoking is Harmful to Your Eyes

How Smoking is Harmful to Your Eyes

Smoking harms almost every organ in your body including your eyes. Heart disease and cancer are some of the most prevalent health effects of cigarette smoking but sight-threatening vision and eye problems are less known. Smokers are almost four times more likely to go blind as they age than non-smokers....
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can red light really protect aging eyes

Can Red Light Really Protect Aging Eyes?

Red light therapy is a technique that is considered to be therapeutic with the use of red low-level wavelengths of light. It is commonly used to treat acne, wounds, skin issues including scars, and help in reducing arthritis. With the help of research, red light therapy is possibly effective in...
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travel tips for eyes

Travel Tips For Eyes

Being far from home makes you anxious because of emergencies that can occur. It is hard for you to be in a new city and get into accidents or injuries. Some eye conditions can result in permanent vision loss if not treated right away. Anne Summers, M.D., a comprehensive ophthalmologist...
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What Does a White Spot on My Eyeball Mean?

What Does a White Spot on My Eyeball Mean?

There are only a few conditions that cause white spots on the eye to form and are mostly treatable. The most common conditions linked with white spots on the eyeball are corneal ulcers and pingueculas. Eye problems, whether causes minimal or severe discomfort, must always be checked upon by a...
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A Healthy Eye Checklist

Different seasons require different ways to keep your eye healthy. Use this checklist to help keep your healthy eyes and maybe improve your vision throughout the year. Winter Eat healthily. The holidays can be tempting for poor choices of diet. Make sure to eat plenty of leafy greens, colorful fruits,...
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Why You Should Visit An Ophthalmologist

The recent survey has shown that people nowadays are so busy that they rarely visit an eye care professional. Many people are confused about what an ophthalmologist is and why you need to visit one. An ophthalmologist is a trained physician and surgeon who is knowledgeable in health conditions that...
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Is It Possible to Have a Bruised Retina?

Bruises are common in the human body when the soft tissues get bumped. Not many people are familiar with a bruised retina. James Harden, a basketball star of Houston Rockets experienced being poked in the eye in the NBA playoffs Western Conference semifinals during the second game. The damage to...
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Video Games as a Potential Lazy Eye Cure in Children

Video Games as a Potential Lazy Eye Cure in Children

Eye doctors have found that video games are a different yet fun way to treat amblyopia, or lazy eye, besides corrective lenses, patching, and eye exercises. What is Lazy Eye? Amblyopia or lazy eye is a disorder that typically begins in infancy and early childhood affecting the visual acuity of...
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eye protection to use with paintball guns

What Eye Protection to Use With Paintball Guns

In every activity that we do, it is important to protect our eyes. Air guns are a well-known threat to the eyes. With the new findings, it showed that guns are harmful today more than before. Since 1990, the percentage of eye injuries from paintball, pellet, airsoft, and BB guns...
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What Does a Bump on the Eyeball Mean

What Does a Bump on the Eyeball Mean?

It is rare for a lump or a bump to form right on the eyeball itself. However, some injuries can cause bumps on the eyeball especially if it occurred under the eyelid. Bumps on the eyeball could be alarming, but they are usually harmless and painless. Nonetheless, it is essential...
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How to Take Care of Your Eyes for Good Vision

Many people who are in their 20s or 30s do not think about their eye health. At this age, you should be taking steps to preserve your vision. The majority of vision problems are preventable with simple good health habits. Even as we get older, vision loss is not inevitable....
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Can Marijuana Treat Glaucoma?

An eye condition where the peripheral vision is reduced before leading to total blindness is known to be glaucoma. In glaucoma, the optic nerve is damaged over time due to increased eye pressure. Eye pressure is also called intraocular pressure or IOP. Eye conditions such as glaucoma cannot be treated...
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How to Safely Flush the Eye as First Aid

How to Safely Flush the Eye as First Aid

It is crucial to act as quickly as you can when any foreign object or chemical gets into the eye. In most cases, the first response to these accidents is to flush the eye as quickly as possible to minimize injury. This makes it essential for someone to learn how...
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Important Eye Antioxidants

Important Eye Antioxidants

To keep eyes and body healthy, intake of antioxidants such as vitamin C and bioflavonoids are recommended. Fruits that are high in vitamin C such as citrus are known to be an excellent source of bioflavonoids. Taking vitamin C and bioflavonoids are more effective when taken together as research suggested...
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What Are Eye Boogers?

The buildup of mucus in the eyes is referred to as the eye boogers. Normally, after every blink, the eyes should flush away the secretions in the eye. Throughout the day, a person’s eyes produce mucus known as “rheum” that leaves behind what is colloquially termed as eye boogers. Mucus...
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how fish oil can help in dry eyes

How Fish Oil Can Help in Dry Eyes?

Tears act as lubrication in our eyes which helps us to see clearly. It also helps in clearing away the debris. If lubrication is not present, eyes are red, scratchy, and irritable which can lead to a condition called dry eye. Blurred vision, light sensitivity, and damage to eyes may...
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Vision Changes During Pregnancy

Vision Changes During Pregnancy

Many women are not aware of the vision changes that occur during pregnancy besides morning sickness, food cravings, and hormonal surges. The increasing hormones of a pregnant woman affect tissue and organs including the eyes. The vision changes are not that serious and will subside after delivery but some cases...
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How Can Growth Hormone Therapy Affect Children’s Eyes?

The weight and height of your child are being tracked and documented over time by pediatricians. The purpose of this is to see the growth pattern of your child and if it is growing healthy. If a child is shorter than 97% of children who are the same age, they...
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Can Exfoliating Scrubs Scratch Your Eye?

Nowadays, the use of skincare products is popular. It was recently found that many skincare products have microbeads which are tiny bits of plastic. Microbeads are used to exfoliate debris from the face and body. It is important to be careful in using skincare products with microbeads because they can...
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is makeup bad for the eyes

Is Makeup Bad for the Eyes?

Makeup is known to enhance the natural features an individual has. Most women are using makeup on occasions to make themselves more unique and stand out. In the history of makeup, lead-based powders have been dangerous but you do not have to worry because modern makeup does not contain any...
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Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: The Best in Eye Care

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was founded about 200 years ago and is known to be one of the largest and the oldest hospitals in the world. Moorfields London is renowned internationally for its strong clinical and research leadership and activities. The hospital is a leading provider of major...
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5 Remedies for Tired Eyes

5 Remedies for Tired Eyes

Tired may appear swollen, bloodshot, or puffy. Your eyes can look and feel fatigued for various reasons such as allergies, diet, digital eye strain, and lack of sleep. Here are five ways to get relief from tired eyes: 1. Take Screen Breaks Long screen exposure can lead to digital eye...
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Can UV Exposure Cause Eye Cancer?

Can UV Exposure Cause Eye Cancer?

Overexposure to UV rays emitted by the sun is well-known to increase the risks of developing skin cancer. However, its effect on eye cancer still lacks enough scientific evidence. Ocular melanoma, although a rare condition, is the most prevalent type of eye cancer. However, ocular melanoma is believed to have...
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Adjusting to Life With One Eye

Imagine how hard it is for someone to live with only one eye. A fungal infection that occurred as a complication in cataract surgery is what took Anne Rice’s sight in her right eye. The incident took place in 2008. The retinal specialist assumed that since she has 20-20 vision...
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What Is the Leading Cause of Eye Injuries?

What Is the Leading Cause of Eye Injuries?

As the current research shows, the leading cause of sports-related eye injuries in the United States is basketball. Most of these eye injuries can be prevented with one simple step which is wearing protective eyewear. There is a study in 2018 that found that almost 16% of eye injuries in...
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5 Eye Problems Caused by Sun Damage

5 Eye Problems Caused by Sun Damage

Staying out under the sun while swimming in the pool, making sandcastles on the beach, tossing frisbees at the park can really be enjoyable “fun in the sun” activities. However, did you know that despite the fun you are having, there is a greater risk of dangers awaiting from excessive...
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home adjustments for people suffering from low vision

Home Adjustments for People Suffering From Low Vision

Low vision does not mean blindness, it means they have a partial sight that cannot be corrected by surgery, eyeglasses, contact lenses, or medicine. It is caused by age-related eye diseases including glaucoma and macular degeneration. People who have low vision struggles physically and emotionally. It is hard to maintain...
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Why Is There a Discoloration in the White of My Eyes?

The sclera is the term called for the white part of the eye which is the protective layer that covers 80% of the surface of the eyeball. If you have a healthy sclera, it should appear white. There are instances where the sclera appears on different hues. The discoloration of...
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Carotenoids in Sports Nutrition

Carotenoids in Sports Nutrition

All athletes are finding a way to improve their sports performance. Many athletes go through agility training and sports camp. As athletes, trainers, coaches know the importance of nutrition in sports performance, they tend to overlook the importance of the nutrition of eyes in sports performance. Having excellent visual skills...
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common signs that aging is changing your eyes

What Are the Common Signs That Aging Is Already Changing Your Eyes?

According to a recent survey, two out of three Americans believe that vision loss is common as we age. Aging is one of the reasons why our eyes change but vision loss is not always associated. Aging adults need to watch out for the changes and follow steps that can...
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Keeping Child's Eye Safe From Toys

Keeping Child’s Eye Safe From Toys

Children like to play with toys. Their parents and grandparents enjoy buying toys as they stroll in malls for their young ones. Toys are the key to make children have a good time but some toys can put them at a serious eye injury which can sometimes result in vision...
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10 Best Foods That Are Healthy for Your Eyes

Did you know that a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risks of eye health problems? Research revealed that copper, zinc, vitamin E, vitamin C, and beta carotene — can prevent age-related eyesight deterioration by 25%. The variations involve omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta carotene in reducing the...
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