vision damage

Effects of Smoking and Secondhand Smoke on Your Eyes

Effects of Smoking and 2nd Hand Smoke on Your Eyes

Did you know that 38 million Americans smoke cigarettes? And over 16 million of them are living with smoking-related diseases? We all know that smoking is bad for you, but did you know that the chemicals in cigarettes can harm the most sensitive part of the retina, called the macula? Your vision can be irreversibly […]

Why Astronauts Suffer from Poor Vision

We have high hopes as a species when we send astronauts to space. We hope to discover new life, new stars, new solar systems, new anything! Brave astronauts risk their lives to explore the unknown. As incredible as space can be, it poses great danger to our astronauts. There’s a risk of equipment malfunctioning, losing […]

Black Eyes: A Bruise or Serious Eye Injury?

Black eyes are never a sign of anything good. Anything that can cause physical injury to the eye can potentially cause a black eye. It can happen by getting hit by various sporting equipment, like a ball, a stick, someone’s shoulder. Or it can simply happen to children playing a little too roughly. Some black […]

Do You Use Your Smartphone in Bed?

Don’t even answer. We know the vast majority of you are going to say yes. If you’re like most people in America, your smartphone is the first thing you see in the morning and the last thing you see at night. You probably don’t think too much about it, I mean you’re just checking your email […]

Choosing an Eye-Friendly Makeup Remover

Beauty doesn’t come cheap, but sometimes the costs are quite a bit higher than they should be. An awful lot of the products we use to keep ourselves looking our best might not always have us feeling our best – case in point, makeup. Makeup can easily irritate the eyes and even clear the way for potentially […]

Eye Safety for Skiers and Snowboarders

In many places throughout the world, January comes with some seriously cold and snowy winter weather. While the weather can be depressing, there is an up side – snow provides the playground for winter sports. If you’re lucky enough to live near steep enough hills, there’s no better holiday vacation than a ski trip. By […]

How Eye Makeup Can Cause Vision Damage

Eye makeup is worn my millions of women around the world. Without even thinking about it, women put on makeup every morning just like they put on pants. But, could your eye makeup be detrimental to your eyes? Some studies suggest yes, that eye makeup can cause serious harm to your vision. However, most optometrists […]

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