School’s about to start again and your to-do list includes everything from finding the right backpacks to stocking up on juice boxes for the lunches you’ll pack. But, did you know that one of the most important things you can do for your children before they start school is to make sure they have a […]

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A friend recently told me about a very unique eye surgery she had to have to remove a pterygium. “A what?” I replied. I had never heard of such a thing. But when she explained it, I realized that I had noticed certain people sporting a similar condition in the past. Pterygium is a growth […]

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Reader Question: Is It Safe to Wear a Torn Contact Lens?

July 31, 2014

Question: I was running late this morning. While doing my morning routine, I noticed that my contact had the slightest little tear on the side. I needed to be able to wear my sunglasses today and this happened to be my last pair of contact lenses, so I had no other choice but to put […]

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Who in the World has the Worst Vision Problems?

July 24, 2014

As Americans, we are addicted to our smartphones and tablets. We stare at large screen televisions and computers all day long. So, I wondered, as compared to the rest of the world–do we have really bad eyesight? Apparently, it’s not that bad. In fact, a study on nearsightedness conducted by the Australian National University found […]

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Monthly Contact Lenses: The Most Affordable Way to Go?

July 17, 2014

I’m a huge fan of both daily and weekly wear contact lenses. I think they are absolutely essential for summer traveling, or really traveling anytime of the year. The convenience and ease of the daily lenses’ put it in the morning and take it and throw it away at night routine–that’s unbeatable. And, putting a […]

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Summer is a Great Time to Try Colored Contacts!

July 10, 2014

Have you ever thought of trying out a brand new pair of colored contact lenses? I personally think summer is one of the best times of year to try out this kind of brand new look. Perhaps you’ve already gotten a few highlights put into your hair, you’ll get a bit of a sun-kissed glow […]

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How Dehydration Impacts Your Eyes

July 3, 2014

Intense summer heat takes its toll on even the strongest body. Sitting in the sun, standing in amusement park lines, exercising outdoors, or trying to catch an outdoor concert are all common places where people forget to compensate for the amount of fluids lost through sweating and can become dehydrated. Did you know that dehydration […]

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You Thought Your Eyes Were Big! Check Out These Animals!

June 26, 2014

I recently read that the bigger your eyes are, the more likely you are to be looked at with compassion. This particular author noted studies that found that babies have extremely large eyes in proportion to their growing head size to help their caretakers respond better to their needs empathetically. But, as I was sitting […]

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A Contact Lens to Monitor Diabetics’ Blood Sugar

June 19, 2014

There is some great news on the horizon for those suffering from diabetes. GoogleX, the creators of Google Glass, have a brand new product: a contact lens that will be able to monitor a diabetics’ blood sugar through testing their tears. Project co-founders Brian Otis and Babak Parviz first talked about their new invention on […]

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Circadian Rhythm Disorders and the Blind

June 12, 2014

One function of the eye that many of us rarely consider is the way it takes in light. Why is this important, you wonder? Well, in addition to allowing us to see those images the eye is capturing, it also allows our bodies to tell the difference between night and day! Have you ever noticed […]

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