Howdy folks! We’re off to a fantastic week so far as the weatherperson has forecasted a good chance of sun for much of the week and weekend! I don’t know about you, but that is music to my ears. After the cold and wet winter we’ve had thus far, I am ready for some sunshine. The only downfall for me, like so many other Victorians, is pollen! It’s everywhere and causing many of us unwanted itchy, red, and watery eyes. What exactly is pollen? And why does pollen cause allergies in our eyes? We have got the answers to your burning questions in this week’s blog post, so read on allergy sufferers as you might find some relief at the end of this write-up! Enjoy.
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You have just woken up from a relaxing sleep. You go to brush your teeth, but suddenly are shocked by how puffy your eyes appear! Why do you sometimes have eye bags after a good night’s rest? For some, puffy eyes after sleeping are common, for others, swelling around the eyelids occurs all day or randomly. Read on to learn more about causes for puffy eyes and what you can do!
We all know about freckles or moles on our skin, but did you know that they can appear on the eye as well? An eye freckle can also be in the back of your eye! So should you be worried? Don’t fret in this week’s article we will break down what eye freckles are and whether you should be concerned about them. We hope you enjoy!
Where are you reading this post? Whether it be on your coffee break at one of Victoria’s many fabulous local coffee shops or on a sandy beach somewhere in beautiful Jamaica. Your surrounding elements are affecting your eyes. Learn how in this week’s blog post on the environmental effects on our eyes. We hope you enjoy it!
We all use our peepers every day. We rely on them to help us navigate the world. But, how well do you really know your eyes? Read this week’s article about some interesting facts and some things everyone should know about their eyes, but probably don’t. We hope you enjoy it and gain some useful eye knowledge!
Our pupils change size due to a number of things like light or how we are feeling. Generally, our two pupils change size equally. However, anisocoria refers to individuals who have pupils of differing sizes. This week’s article will explore this medical condition’s causes, symptoms, and treatments. Read on to learn about unequal pupils!
Many people are unaware of what low vision really means. Is it anyone whose vision is below 20/20? Or does it mean being nearsighted or farsighted? Although, these terms do explain vision issues, low vision or partial sight is reserved for those people who are unable to see clearly after all corrections, like glasses, contacts, or surgery. However, it is important to note that low vision is different than being legally blind. Learn why in this week’s blog post, which will touch on what low vision is, it’s causes and available aids. Read on to learn more about low vision!
Those of you who suffer from dry eyes know that it can be very uncomfortable. Dry eye syndrome is that itchy, watery, stinging feeling you get because you have stared at something too long without blinking. There are a number of steps you can take to help alleviate the symptoms of irritating dry eyes. This week’s blog will touch on two types of oils that are recommended to help reduce the irritation. These include fish oil and flaxseed oil. Read on to see which one is better and why.
Many people are unaware and confused about what astigmatism really means. It is not an eye disease, like some may think. But, rather a refractive error, like nearsightedness or farsightedness. This week’s article will explore this eye condition in more depth by looking at the most common types of astigmatism.
Online purchases have skyrocketed in the past few years. It’s quick, easy, and convenient. So why not buy your contact lenses online too? Buying your toilet paper from an online retailer is a lot different than buying something that is going to go into your eyes! This week’s article will help you learn the risks and be a more informed shopper when it comes to your eyes.