Tag: eye protection

5 Mistakes LASIK Patients Make

LASIK vision correction is something most people with refractive errors dream about. They want to be able to enjoy life and all that it has to offer without a dependency on glasses or contact lenses….

Cataracts – What You Need to Know

Developing cataracts is inevitable for most people. What starts out as slightly blurry vision slowly progresses into a serious issue that involves yellowing, blurry, foggy vision. Some people do not notice the symptoms until cataracts…

Preventing Eye Injuries in Children

With autumn’s approach and the commencement of the new school year, children are resuming their favorite sports activities. Just as it is important for them to wear the right shoes, padding and other protective gear…

5 Tips to Keep Your Visual Organs Safe

Did you know that everyday approximately 2,000 people sustain eye injuries in the workplace that need medical treatment or that every year, 11,000 children sustain eye injuries from toys and playgrounds? Your eye, one of…

LASIK and Glaucoma: Is it Safe?

As the second most common cause of blindness in the United States, glaucoma is a serious eye condition. Affecting an estimated 4 million people in the U.S., only half actually know they have it. Glaucoma…

Five Tips to Healthy Eyes in the New Year

At the beginning of each year we consider what improvements we would like to make in our lives. These resolutions often include health improvements. We resolve to eat better and exercise. One resolution you should…

Corneal Abrasions and How to Handle Them

A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the eye’s cornea. The cornea is important for vision and protecting the eye and can cause pain and discomfort when scratched. Most corneal abrasions will heal within 3…

Fourth of July Safety Tips

The fourth of July is also known as Independence Day. There are fireworks displays and enough food to feed an entire continent for days. Memories are built during this day but proper safety determines if…

Summertime Eye Ailments

“It’s almost summertime.” You can almost hear this phrase being screamed throughout this season. Summertime is synonymous with fireworks, barbeques and large bodies of water. It can be a magical experience but an eye infection…

Summertime Eye Safety Tips

Summertime is synonymous with fireworks, barbecues and large bodies of water. It can be a magical experience but an eye ailment can turn a happy season into a sickly one. There are many eye problems…

Superfoods for Your Eyes

The benefits that stem from eating certain foods is a highly discussed topic. Most people are aware of the importance of consuming extra vitamin C during the winter months or the brain boosting powers of…

The Contact Lens vs. LASIK Safety Debate

It has long been debated whether contact lenses are safer than LASIK. According to a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology (2006), researchers have confirmed that LASIK surgery as performed this year is safer…

When LASIK is Not the Best Option

Millions of people undergo refractive surgeries such as LASIK and PRK each year, making it one of the most popular surgical procedures performed in the U.S. There are certain people, however, who should stick with…

Choosing Your Halloween Costume Wisely

Halloween is a fun time of the year for both young and old. The choices are endless when it comes to costumes. But with all the possibility, comes risk. Dangers lurk in the form of…