Eye drops are used to treat a wide variety of conditions — from glaucoma and eye infections, to allergies and dry eyes. In many cases, eye drops are essential to preserving your vision and protecting your eyes.
To get the greatest benefit from eye drops, you must use them properly.
Your eye doctor or pharmacist may give you instructions that are specific to the prescription eye drops you need. But in most cases, the proper technique for applying eye drops is the same, whether you are using prescription or over-the-counter formulas.
Some people who wear contact lenses do not know that contact lenses and water are a bad combination—even when being worn. This includes wearing them while showering, swimming, or using a hot tub.
What precautions should you take when using eye cosmetics?
If you’re someone who regularly wears eye makeup, you’ve probably heard the usual safety tips: don’t share your eye makeup with others, replace makeup every 3 months, etcetera. But not all of us makeup-wearers follow these rules very closely, if at all. After all, makeup can get pricey and might take years to use up entirely, which leaves many people not wanting to waste precious materials just to avoid a possible eye issues.
Are you bothered by sore, red eyelids — perhaps accompanied by crusty debris at the base of your eyelashes? If so, you may have blepharitis.
Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelid margin. It's common and treatable. Eyelid hygiene is very helpful to treat and control blepharitis, but only if performed properly.
To begin, use a clean, warm compress to melt any blocked residue in the oil-secreting meibomian glands in your eyelids. Here's how:
· Wash your hands, then dampen a clean washcloth with warm (nearly hot) water.
Did you know vision benefits included in your health plan expire at the end of the year? If you were unaware of this, then you’re included in a large group of people who didn’t know “use it or lose it” applies to vision health insurance. If you do not use up all the money allotted to you before December 31, 2017, it will not roll over into 2018.
That’s why the end of the year is the perfect time to get an eye exam, which is highly recommended to catch and treat eye conditions before they become major issues.
Thanksgiving brings together people and it’s the one time of the year where you can guarantee your eyes will be bigger than your stomach.
There are many health benefits that come with Thanksgiving dinner, especially when it comes to your eyesight and vision health. Here are just a few classic Turkey Day dishes that will leave your eyes searching for more:
All month long, here at Nationwide Vision, our dedicated Arizona eye doctors have been working hard to bring awareness to a condition that can seriously affect your vision: diabetes. While it’s well known that diabetes can increase your chance of heart attacks, kidney damage, and cancer, many aren’t aware that diabetes can also have severe consequences for your eyesight.
Contact lenses that give you the eyes of a tiger, zombie or vampire can add that extra scary touch to your Halloween costume, but they can also cause some scary problems. However eye doctors are teaming up to warn parents and teens that purchasing decorative contact lenses without a prescription can create serious problem for eye health.
Halloween is an exciting time for kids – getting to run around outside after dark, dressed as whatever their imaginations can conjure, getting all the candy they can carry – but it can also be dangerous. Costumes can limit movement and vision, making them both hard to see by drivers, and make the kids unable to see cars in the dark. Make sure their trick or treating experience is full of happy, safe memories with these tips.
Drinking Coffee May Protect Your Vision
You may have heard before that drinking coffee is bad for you, mainly because of the caffeine that it contains. You may have even told your own kids they couldn’t drink coffee because it would stunt their growth and stain their teeth. Sound familiar? Most parents probably say this, including your own parents. But recent studies show that drinking coffee can actually have benefits for your health, including protecting your eye health.