Category: Eye Health

Could You Have Contact Lens Intolerance? What It Is and What to Do About It

There are an estimated 41 million people in the United States who use contact lenses for temporary vision correction – and many of them have known the pain of CLI. CLI is Contact Lens Intolerance, and it’s no joke. If you want to avoid this painful condition, read on to learn what it is, how… Read More

Blurred Lines: Is It a Refractive Error or Cataract?

It’s a staggering figure: According to the Academy of Ophthalmology, there are nearly 25 million people in the United States with cataracts right now. In fact, about half of all adults will have cataracts by the age of 75.  June is Cataract Awareness Month, when eye professionals focus on educating patients on the risks, symptoms… Read More

5 Steps You Can Take to Prevent Vision Loss

As with any aspect of your health, your eyesight benefits from a proactive approach. In addition to looking after your overall health, do these five things to prevent vision loss and blindness. It’s simple: Put a physical barrier between your eyes and anything that could harm them. That means wearing sports goggles on the field,… Read More

Top 4 New Year’s Resolutions for Healthier Eyes

Did you know that many of the health pledges you’ve made for the new year are also great for your eyesight? When you’re healthier, so are your eyes!  Here are four New Year’s resolutions that will help keep you and your eyes healthier for many years to come. JAMA Ophthalmology reports that nearly 20 million… Read More

5 Ways to Keep Eyes Comfortable During Virtual Work

Excessive screen time – or working in an environment that’s too dark or otherwise not optimal – can put a strain on your eyes that could negatively affect your work or school performance. But digital technology is here to stay, so how do we adapt? First, pay close attention to symptoms that could indicate dry… Read More

How to Know if You Have Contact Lens Intolerance

Does this sound like you? You’ve worn prescription contact lenses since you were a teen with nary a problem once you learned how to put them in, take them out and care for them. Then slowly over time… ouch! Your eyes burn when you wear contacts now for extended periods of time. What gives? You… Read More

7 Steps to Preserve Better Vision

The human eye is a delicate, intricate and remarkably complex organ. But keeping your own eyes healthy and well-functioning doesn’t have to be complicated. The truth is many eye conditions and diseases are preventable. While your eye doctor can help heal or correct problems that arise, you can play the greatest role in keeping your… Read More

Keep Twinkling with These Holiday Eye Safety Tips

What’s not to love about holiday togetherness? There are hugs galore, home-baked goodies, laughter, thoughtful presents, festive decorations … and did we mention the baked goodies? There’s something for all to celebrate! Let’s make sure the party ends as happily as it begins. While you’re reveling in the wonder of the holidays, keep in mind… Read More

Spooky Ways Halloween Could Harm Your Eyes

For those with a penchant for the paranormal, the urge to go next-level creepy with their Halloween costume is an irresistible force. After all, once you’ve spent hours replicating the ravages of zombie rot, what could be spookier than giving your eyes the milky-blue stare of the undead? But there could be scary consequences from… Read More

How to Keep Yourself (and Your Eyes) Comfy in the Heat

The pounding temperatures and humidity can be brutal on our bodies, but especially on our delicate eyes. We’ve all taken a too-long look into searing sunlight or experienced the unpleasant sting of a sunblock slurry after a sweaty game.  But that’s not all! Other miseries brought on by the heat and humidity include: Allergies Dryness… Read More