everyday eye care

Feed Your Vision, Food for Your Eyes!

A proper diet can help many parts of your body, including your eyes. In fact, there are several foods that are shown to help your overall eye health and your vision. Raw bell peppers are a perfect place to start. Packed with the greatest concentration of Vitamin C per calorie, bell peppers help the blood vessels in your eyes and can reduce your risk for cataracts. But remember that heat breaks down Vitamin C, so go raw when eating your peppers. Bright colored peppers are also packed with vitamins A and E.

Contact Lenses for People with Dry Eyes

Do you suffer from dry eyes? If you do, then you should know that there are contact lenses for people just like you. 

Chronic dry eye is a condition that affects millions of contact lens wearers every day. Dry eyes can be caused be over exposure to air conditioning, heat or staring at computer screens too long. Poor fitting contact lenses and certain medical conditions can also lead to dry eyes. 

The Basics: Contact Lenses

If you currently wear contact lenses or are considering them, there are several things you need to know in order to properly take care of them. 

Safe and clean handling of your contact lenses is the most important way you can protect your contacts and your eyes. 

Everything You Need to Know About Sunglasses and Protecting Your Eyes

Sunglasses come in a variety of styles and incorporate different tools to help protect your eyesight from the sun’s powerful ultraviolet (UV) rays. 

Depending on your exposure to UV rays, you may experience temporary or permanent vision issues. For example, if you experience excessive UV exposure over a short period of time you can get photokeratitis, or “sunburn of the eye.” This disorder can be painful, but the effects are temporary. 

Tips on How to Care for Common Eye Infections and Injuries

Protecting your eyes from common infections or injuries is an important daily activity. But with school back in session keeping your eyes safe from infection and other injuries takes on a greater emphasis. 

The most common eye infection is conjunctivitis or pink eye.

This issue is caused by an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva, which is a thin, transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid. The conjunctiva also covers the white part of your eyes. 

Under Eye Care & Beauty

Proper eye care doesn’t merely extend to your physical eyeball but also includes the skin surrounding your eyes. We have all experienced dark circles, or “bags” under our eyes at some point. But what exactly do dark circles indicate and how can we fix them? 

The History of Contact Lenses

The contact lens is a simple device where a lens is placed directly on the eye ball, and helps people see properly without requiring eye glasses. Today, an estimated 30 million Americans wear contacts. 

But how did contact lenses come about? Who invented them? And how did they evolve? 

Contact lenses were developed in 1888 by a German ophthalmologist named Adolph Frick. The first contact lens was made out of glass and were rather thick. They covered the iris and the whites of the eyes. And these early lenses could only be worn for about 4 hours at a time.