Tag: eye safety

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….

Allergies Got You Down – Consider LASIK

As fall approaches, allergies once again rear their ugly head for many Triangle area residents. Eye allergies are one of the most common disorders of the eye, affecting approximately 40 million Americans. The vast majority…

Infections Caused by Wearing Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are worn by millions of people each and every day. These medical devices are safe when they are worn properly. Improper care of contact lenses leads to an increased risk of eye infections….

Is Your Teenager Ready For Contact Lenses?

“Mom, I want contact lenses.” If you haven’t already heard this, chances are you will eventually as your glasses-wearing child ages. While they are quite common, there are some important considerations to make before allowing…

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…

Smoking’s Hidden Eye Dangers

We all know that smoking is dangerous to our health. We hear about the problems that smoking can cause such as lung cancer and emphysema. Did you know that smoking can actually cause problems to…

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…