Wearing contact lenses without a prescription may seem harmless, but beware: costume contacts can severely damage your eyes and even cause permanent blindness if they are not properly fitted by an eye specialist. Wearing non-approved contact lenses will increase your risk of serious eye infections and can suffocate your eyes. The cornea, the ocular structure that the contact lenses drape over on your eyes, may not be getting the proper amount of oxygen if you are wearing the wrong contact lens materials. Contact lenses from non-approved manufactures may be produced without the proper standard of sanitation and sterile fields and will increase your risk of a serious eye infection. If you are wearing costume contacts for cosplay, Halloween, or other events, make sure you understand how to do it without damaging your eyes.
Doom scrolling, Instagram polling, virtual dice rolling – life behind the screen is as vast as the seven seas. So much to do, so much to see. But then it hits: that feeling you just can’t ignore. Your eyes are suddenly sore. What will you do? Toss your devices off a bridge and start anew? That may not be a realistic solution but keep reading for the top insider tips and tricks for dealing with digital eye strain.
Did you know that Basal Cell Carcinomas account for 90-95% of eyelid malignancies? Basal Cell Carcinomas are a type of skin cancer that’s commonly found on the face due to sun exposure. Cancerous lesions can grow on the eyelids which can lead to changes in appearance and function of the eyelid if left untreated. Keep reading to arm yourself with eye-opening knowledge, including risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.
Watching sunsets, looking into the eyes of a loved one, seeing your family grow – the gift of vision never gets old – but your eyes do. For Healthy Aging Month, we’ve compiled a short list of straight-to-the-point actions you can take to help ensure your eyes remain healthy and happy as time goes on.