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!
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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.
You’ve heard of virtual reality (VR) headsets, right? These headsets are becoming more and more popular, allowing users to transport themselves into an entirely different world. The technology is being used not just for entertainment, but its use in the workplace is also being explored. In the not too distant future, employees may have VR headsets instead of computer screens. Amazing, but are they safe for your eyes?
The holidays are just around the corner! It’s an exciting time filled with food, family, and gifts! If you have children they are surely excited to see what gifts Santa gives them this year! Don’t let a toy injury ruin your family’s Christmas. Read on to learn about toy safety and how to keep your children’s peepers safe over the holidays.
Eyelashes are an important part of the overall eye. They help protect against debris, sun, and among other things the wind. However, sometimes eyelashes can cause issues to the eye. Almost all of us have experienced an eyelash in our eye at some point in time. It is less than comfortable. But, what if your eyelash was growing inwards and poking your eye? Learn what can be done about inward growing eyelashes in this week’s article!