2019-02-05
What happens when sand gets in your eyes

One minute, you’re enjoying a leisurely day at the beach, then suddenly a gust of wind picks up and your eyes start hurting and watering uncontrollably. You’ve gotten sand in your eyes. It’s uncomfortable and can potentially hurt the eyes’ delicate tissues. Read on to learn what happens when you get sand in your eyes and what you should do to get it out without damage.

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2019-02-05
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 sun is strongest. No need to be concerned however as the key to protecting your eyes from UV light comes down to just a few easy steps.

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2019-02-05
Make Eye Safety a Top Priority

December 14, 2018 Approximately 2,000 U.S. workers experience some form of medical treatment due to work-related eye injuries every day, according to the CDC.1 Unfortunately, many employers and workers mistakenly perceive eye injuries to be minor when, in truth, the eye is much more likely to suffer permanent damage. In fact, protecting your eyes is one of the most important things you can do for your own personal safety. How to Protect Your Eyes

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2019-01-08
Be aware of Uveitis!

Uveitis is inflammation of the Uvea, the pigmented layer that lies between the inner retina and the outer fibrous layer composed of the sclera and cornea. It is an ophthalmic emergency and requires a thorough examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist and urgent treatment to control the inflammation. The condition is often associated with other ocular problems making it even more important to know its causes and symptoms. Uveitis refers to inflammation affecting the uvea – the middle layer of the eye. This layer has a lot of blood flowing through it, which allows a large number of white blood cells to be constantly present in it. These cells are responsible for the inflammation. Once the uvea is affected, inflammation also spreads to surrounding tissues such as retina and optic nerve, and by convention, such inflammation is also described by the umbrella term, ‘uveitis’. It needs immediate attention and should not be taken casually.

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2019-01-08
Nova Iris – A Digital Pal That Got ‘SMARTER’

The globally acclaimed & appreciated brand NOVA from the house of Vision Rx Lab introduces NOVA IRIS, a smart digital PAL for ultra-clear vision that offers completely customized & personalized PAL designs that best suits the visual requirement of the wearer based on their position of wear of the spectacles, their lifestyle requirements & visual behavior along with a volley of Surface Optics Optimizing technologies through Digital Freeform manufacturing process – termed as Digi-Contour Technology. Some of the technologies & optimization parameters that truly make it stand out of the crowd are explained herein. Intelligent Lens view design: In line with the concept of Best Form Lenses, Ostwalt curve of the Tscherning ellipse is generally followed to select the ideal base curve for the distance prescription to produce lenses with optimal optical performance. But in context of digitally surfaced progressive lenses, a problem persists when there is a significant difference in the distance power & the near power.

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2019-01-01
When To Schedule An Eye Exam

How long has it been since your last eye exam? A year? Two? Longer? How often should we be scheduling our eye exams, and what are some good reasons to come in between regular appointments? If you aren’t sure, then you’ve come to the right place, because we’re here to discuss the reasons to schedule an eye appointment and how often everyone should have them

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2019-01-01
The Best Foods For Eye Health

Have you heard that eating carrots will give you great night vision? That’s actually a leftover idea from World War II propaganda. The British didn’t want enemy soldiers to learn about their new radar technology, so they claimed their airmen got their night vision by eating carrots! Whether or not the Germans fell for it, the idea stuck around. So is there any truth to it? Maybe not to the part about superior night vision, but carrots and other foods do contain nutrients that help our eyes stay healthy!

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2018-12-14
Eye Color and Genetics

Ever wondered if a child’s eye color can be predicted? Or how two brown-eyed parents can have a blue-eyed child? Or why an albino’s eyes are pink? How we inherit eye color is a fascinating example of genes at work. Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more about eye color and genetics.

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2018-12-14
UV Eye Protection During Winter

Did you know a day on the ski slopes can be more damaging to your eyes than a day at the beach? Many people stow away their sunglasses for the winter months, but to keep your eyes healthy and sharp, proper UV protection is essential all year round.

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2018-12-11
Eye exams for kids–when to make that first appointment?

If you’re the parent of a young child, you may be wondering if it’s time to set up their first eye appointment. Unless your son or daughter is younger than 6 months of age, the answer is “yes” according to the American Optometric Association or AOA. Eye exams for children are extremely important. One in four elementary school age children have an undetected vision problem and good eyesight is crucial for learning.

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2018-12-11
Contact Lenses and Sports

If you’re a sports enthusiast, you no doubt are interested in ways to enhance your performance. Switching from glasses to contacts is one of the simplest and most effective ways of doing just that. What are the advantages? There are many ways in which contact lenses can give you the freedom to focus on your sport:

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2018-12-11
Eye Myths vs Facts

Everyone’s heard them one time or another: don’t sit too close to the TV, it will hurt your eyes or don’t stare at the sun, you’ll damage your vision! There are hundreds of eye myths, but which ones are true and which are false? Read on to learn the facts. MYTH: Sitting too close to the TV will hurt your eyes. FACT: There is no evidence that sitting right in front of the TV can hurt your eyes. But if you see your child sitting very close, it may be a sign of nearsightedness. MYTH: Reading in dim light can hurt your eyes. FACT: While it may make your eyes feel tired or strained, reading in dim light will not cause permanent damage to your eyes. MYTH: If you cross your eyes, they’ll stay that way.

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2018-12-11
How to reduce eye strain

Lifestyles have changed – we spend more time indoors in front of the computer or the television. Children and adults alike engage in more near vision tasks than the past. Video games and the cell phone have become the mainstay. All these lifestyle changes have contributed to increased visual stress. Read on to know what one can do to reduce this strain… Our eyes undergo tremendous stress these days. Children now read three times the number of textbooks their grandparents did, and adults constantly use their near vision at work and play. The shift to computers has engaged a growing incidence of prolonged, near-vision tasks. Eye discomfort, headaches, blurred vision, lowered visual performance and a wide array of other vision-linked problems are related to this heavy near vision tasks.

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2018-12-11
Diabetics Can Lose Their Vision If Left Unchecked

Over 35.4 million people suffer from diabetes in the Middle East and Africa and such patients are advised to go for annual retina check-ups to avoid any future complications WHO records state that 35.4 million people suffer from diabetes in the Middle East and Africa alone. Chances are that most of the diabetics in the region aren’t aware that the disease is slowly but surely robbing them of their vision. Everyone has heard about diabetic neuropathy and how if left untreated could cost the patients their feet. Similarly, the fact that diabetics can lose their vision if left unchecked isn’t as popular but yet still as prevalent and just as dangerous. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition in which the high blood sugar levels damage the retina, the nerve layer lining the innermost part of the back of the eye.

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2018-12-11
Your Eyes Could Get Hurt During Sports…

Of course, anyone could. Sports are fun but there is a constant danger of the eye getting injured during the time of fun and games, it is necessary to protect the eyes. Find out how eye injuries can occur during sports and how one should deal with them Although sports is fun, it is, however, the cause for around 40,000 eye injuries each year according to a recent survey. Children are vulnerable to sports-related eye injuries, and approximately 43% of all the eye injuries occur among children younger than 15 years. Sports injuries can be classified into low risk, high risk, and very high risk. Low-risk sports do not involve body contact and some examples of low-risk sports include track and field events, swimming, gymnastics, and cycling. High risk includes sports which make use of bats and balls and which involves moderate body contact. Some high-risk sports are baseball, basketball, hockey, football, lacrosse, tennis and other racquet sports, fencing and water polo. Extreme risk or very high-risk sports involve body contact and no protective eye gear. This includes sports like boxing, wrestling, and contact martial arts. Common sport-related eye injuries Eye injuries that result from sports are usually in the form of blunt injuries, corneal abrasions, penetrating injuries and radiation injuries.

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2018-12-11
Silhouette’s New Essence Collection Is Just “Perfect”!

Silhouette has always stood for perfect proportions and confidence. Silhouette’s ESSENCE collection once again reinforces the company’s long tradition of quality and comfort… The pure lines of the Essence collection are bionically designed to provide a comfortable, ergonomic fit. Narrow proportions embody the sporty, sophisticated lifestyle reduced to the essentials. The eye-catching line, spanning the temples adds the finishing touch to the design. Silhouette’s Essence collection draws on the Austrian Company’s long tradition of style combining its signature strengths: Uncompromising Premium Quality and Unparalleled Comfort.

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2018-12-10
Dealing with dancing eyes!

Living with nystagmus can be challenging. Here’s everything you need to know about the medical condition… Most commonly in Nystagmus, it feels like your eyes are beyond your own control. It is a condition which causes involuntary rhythmic shaking or wobbling of the eyes, usually rapid and uncontrollable in nature. Nystagmus causes involuntary side to side or up and down eye movements. The movements may vary between slow and fast and usually happens in both eyes. The eyes may shake more than looking in a certain direction, which often results in reduced vision and depth perception and can affect balance and condition. The movements often occur from side to side, up and down or in circular pattern, generally making it difficult for a person to focus over a particular object. So, in order to see properly, people with nystagmus often hold their head in an unusual position. They may also turn or tilt their head, to get a null point. Nodding helps them reduce the eye movements too.

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2018-12-10
Contact lens for Astigmatism

Astigmatism, an often misunderstood term is more like any other refractive error problem. Yes! A simple problem in how the eye focuses light Before we delve deeper, let’s get a basic idea of how an eye generates vision. Very simply, when you see an object, the light emitted from it falls on the eye. The eye then focuses this light on the retina and generates the image of what you see and even how you see it. Understanding Astigmatism What is astigmatism? Well, when the eye is unable to focus the light on the retina and manages to do so in front of it or even behind it, the person is likely to be suffering from some degree of astigmatism. Just like nearsightedness and farsightedness, the solution for astigmatism also lies in opting for the right lens. Primarily there are three types of astigmatism. First is myopic astigmatism where one or both principal meridians of the eye are nearsighted, basically myopic in differing degree. Second is the hyperopic astigmatism where one or both principal meridians of the eye are farsighted and the third type is mixed astigmatism where you see symptoms of both nearsightedness and farsightedness. Many lens makers specialise in offering lens for astigmatism and we will tell you more about them a little later in this article. Another offshoot of this variation is irregular astigmatism which is often a result of some accident or injury, involving the eye.

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2018-12-05
A PAIR OF GLASSES THAT ISN’T A PAIR OF GLASSES”

An interview with Douglas CEO Tina Müller about her relationship with her Silhouette eyewear, about being a career person who wears glasses, and about women’s talents Can you remember the first time you came across Silhouette eyewear? Yes, it was in Düsseldorf’s finest optician’s shop in Königsallee about 15 years ago. That pair of glasses was a perfect match for me. The best thing about them was, and still is, that they manage to be a pair of glasses that isn’t a pair of glasses. In other words they make a statement that is both refined and neutral. I can allow my face to carry on interacting with those around me. It has always been a matter of importance to me that my eyes are not hidden away behind eyewear.

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2018-12-04
Cleaning Contact Lenses

Hygiene is one of the most important factors in preventing infections and other problems that can affect not only the health of your eyes but also your long-term vision. Here are some dos and don’ts for cleaning your contact lenses—and the reasoning behind them.

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2018-12-03
Is It Time to Try Different Contact Lenses? Take This Quiz to Find Out August 05, 2015

Say you’ve been wearing contact lenses to correct your nearsighted or farsighted vision and they work just fine. Your vision is sharp, and you’re happy to be free of your eyeglasses.

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2018-12-03
Contact Lenses Tips for Tourists

If you’re planning a trip soon, one of the most important things you’ll need to do is pack the vision correction tools you’ll need to see the world. As much as you may want to leave all your worries behind, it’s important to take extra good care of your eyes when you’re away. Whether you’re hitting the open road or flying the friendly skies, here’s how to plan ahead so you can make the most of your vacation

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2018-12-02
Are Eye Health Supplements Helpful?

It would be nice if we all ate a diet of nothing but fruits, whole grains, vegetables and other nutrient-dense foods, but the truth is most of us have a few nutritional gaps in our less-than-perfect diet.

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2018-11-29
Digital Eye Strain

Digital devices have become a part of daily life for most people. As much as 95% of Americans spend two or more hours a day using digital devices and 30%–nearly one third–of American adults spend nine or more hours using them. All that screen staring has lead to the growing health issue of digital eye strain–the physical discomfort felt after two or more hours in front of a digital screen be it a computer, tablet, smartphone, e-reader, TV, or video game. Read on to learn the answers to your questions about this modern health problem:

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2018-11-29
Diabetes and Eyesight

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with diabetes? If so, it’s important to get your eye doctor involved in treatments and preventative care right away. That is, if it wasn’t your eye doctor who made the diagnosis. The link between the eyes and diabetes is so close, it is often discovered during routine eye exams. While most people with diabetes will only experience minor issues with their eyesight, some diabetic eye diseases can cause blindness, so it’s important to educate yourself on possible conditions.

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2018-11-28
Does Summer Air Quality Affect Your Eyes?

All over the world, air quality reports are often included in the day’s weather forecast—especially during the summer months, when ozone levels can spike. Although it may bother some people more than others, the eye is vulnerable to the effects of air pollution,1 which means air quality can certainly impact how comfortable your eyes feel. And, depending on how polluted the air is, it can affect your quality of life—particularly when it leads to irritation while you’re wearing your contact lenses.

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2018-11-25
Eye Conditions & Vision Problems

Have questions about an eye condition or vision problem?. A full video to know about Eye conditions.

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2018-11-20
Free Natural Eye Care Exercises

FREE system of eye exercises, eye relaxation techniques and improving the functioning of specific organs of the body.

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