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Your eye makeup routine could be damaging to your eyes.
Department stores and drugstore aisles are filled with a tempting selection of makeup colors and products intended for the eyes. While eye makeup and cosmetics can enhance your appearance, knowing how to apply and remove makeup properly will not only make your eyes look more beautiful, but will protect your vision as well. If applied and stored carelessly, makeup...

When you think about contact lenses, you probably don’t think about wearing a bowl of water on your head. Strangely enough, that’s how the concept of contact lenses began. In 1508, Italian inventor, architect, and mathematician Leonardo da Vinci hypothesized that by submerging your head in a bowl of water you could alter your vision. Although contact lenses weren’t...

If you can't see the number, you might be suffering from colorblindness.
Also referred to as a color vision deficiency, colorblindness affects about 1 in 12 males and 1 in 20 females. Contrary to popular belief, a person who is colorblind doesn’t see the world in shades of grey – instead, they have difficulty seeing red, green, or blue. Although colorblindness is classified as a mild disability, it can impact a...

You should never use water instead of lens solution.
Whether your contact lens solution bottle is empty or you’re looking for an alternative to expensive solutions, you should never use water in lieu of contact lens solution. Plain tap water may seem like a safe alternative to contact lens solution, but it can actually be a dangerous choice. Tap water contains microorganisms, some of which can cause serious...

Your eyes can say a lot about your health and well-being.
They say that eyes are the windows to the soul. That may be true if you’re very skilled at reading body language and eye contact. But did you know that your eyes are windows to your internal health, even for those a little less inclined to pick up on those soul searching eye twitches? When you go to the...

A camera in contact lenses can help the blind.
Always at the forefront of technological advancements, Google has applied for patents for a set of smart contact lenses. The contacts lenses, which go beyond the aesthetics of the wearable technology trend, have a medical purpose: they can help the blind “see”. The contacts, which would be embedded with a small camera and sensors, would assist the blind in...

Improper contact lens care sends thousands to the emergency room each year.
While contact lenses are a convenient alternative to glasses, they can also present serious health problems if used improperly. In a first-of-its-kind study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that United States’ residents make nearly a million visits to the doctor for eye infections each year. The study analyzed three national databases of outpatient care centers...

Google's Smart Contact Lenses could revolutionize contact lenses.
Diabetes is a huge and growing problem - health professionals claim that one in every nineteen people on the planet is plagued by the disease. Although it’s manageable, many individuals with diabetes equate the “management” with having a second job; glucose levels change frequently and round-the-clock monitoring is crucial. In the latest effort to integrate technology with healthcare and...

Bad makeup practices do more than contribute to a “bad makeup” day – they can cause eye irritation and serious infections, especially for contact lens wearers whose eyes are already prone to irritation. These bad habits include sharing makeup, not cleaning makeup brushes and other equipment, and storing makeup in the wrong places. Don’t invite bacteria to be a...

Computer eye strain is the number one eye-related complaint in the United States
Computer eye strain is the number one eye-related complaint in the United States, and it’s no wonder – the average American adult spends nine hours a day staring into screens. If you’re experiencing eye strain symptoms like itchy, tired, or burning eyes and headaches or loss of focus and spend a large chunk of your day in front of...

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