Archive for the 'Eye Health' Category


Ultraviolet and You (Part 3): Why Is That Child Wearing Sunglasses?

Posted on June 25th, 2012 · Posted in Eye Health, Eyeglasses

So let’s summarize what we’ve discussed in Parts 1 and 2 of the Ultraviolet and You series.  First, we learned that cumulative ultraviolet light exposure increases our risk for a.. Read more


Ultraviolet and You (Part 2): You Gotta Wear Shades

Posted on June 20th, 2012 · Posted in Eye Health, Eyeglasses

Remember Timbuk3?  In 1989 hit “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”, the phrase “I Gotta Wear Shades” was uttered ten times.  Very profound considering the risks created by cumulative.. Read more


Ultraviolet and You (Part 1): An Eye Primer

Posted on June 18th, 2012 · Posted in Eye Health

A few weeks ago, the following photo hit mainstream news: A 30 year veteran of the open road as a truck driver, William McElligott had in one day become the new.. Read more


“Is it OK to wear contact lenses when I have a red eye?”

Posted on June 4th, 2012 · Posted in Contact Lenses, Eye Health

The white part of my eye has a red spot on it that won’t go away. An interesting topic showed up on Quora a few days ago regarding the use.. Read more


Quora: How does Clear Eyes work?

Posted on May 16th, 2012 · Posted in Dry Eye, Eye Health

There is actually a family of products under the Clear Eyes brand name and their uses range from basic eye lubricant to redness, itching, and allergy relief. Many of the.. Read more


Quora: How do I apply Restasis?

Posted on May 4th, 2012 · Posted in Dry Eye, Eye Health

The instructions say I should “invert” the vial a few times. Do they just mean turn it over? Or is there a trick for turning the vial inside out or.. Read more


Quora: What is the state of knowledge about transparency of the eye lens?

Posted on April 19th, 2012 · Posted in Eye Anatomy, Eye Health

The answer to transparency of the lens proteins and, in turn, the lens as a whole lies in a few concepts: 1) The crystallin proteins found within the lens are.. Read more


Quora: What are some side effects of only being able to see out of one eye?

Posted on April 18th, 2012 · Posted in Eye Health

Two eyes give us a natural ability to perceive depth (assuming normal eye alignment) so perhaps the biggest problem would be reduced depth perception. I say reduced because we can.. Read more


Extending Contact Lens Life

Posted on January 4th, 2012 · Posted in Contact Lenses, Eye Health

An interesting question popped up the other day over on Quora regarding the use of monthly disposable contact lenses: “What will happen to my eyes if I use my monthly.. Read more


Decorative Contact Lens Primer

Posted on October 11th, 2011 · Posted in Contact Lenses, Eye Health

Halloween is almost upon us again and with it comes the influx of confusion about decorative/cosmetic contact lenses. Decorative contact lenses that change your eyes into balls of fire, or.. Read more