DO I NEED SAFETY EYEWEAR AT WORK?

Eye injuries in the workplace are very common, workers sustain job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment each day. However, safety experts and eye doctors believe the right eye protection could have lessened the severity or even prevented 90% of these eye injuries. Eye protection is very essential and important in the workplace. Simply using […]

WHAT IS CATARACT

Cataract is a dense, cloudy area that forms in the lens of the eye. A cataract begins when proteins in the eye form clumps that prevent the lens from sending clear images to the retina. HOW A CATARACT FORMS A cataract is a cloudy lens. The lens is positioned behind the colored part of the […]

IS YOUR EYEGLASS CLEANING TECHNIQUE DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

Eyewear is a functional solution for vision correction, and it is a way to express one’s personality and sense of style. After going through the process of selecting a suitable color of frame considering your lifestyle and personality and its durability and safety, taking proper care of your eyeglasses should be paramount. Whether you wear […]

AM I LOSING MY VISION?

Introduction Vision loss simply means losing your ability to see well without some sort of vision correction. Vision loss is different from blindness that was present at birth (Congenital blindness). Vision loss causes a substantial social and economic toll for millions of people including significant suffering, disability, loss of productivity, and diminished quality of life. […]

WHAT IS EYE TWITCHING

Eye twitching is the contractions of the muscles around the eyelids. It is an involuntary abnormal blinking of the eyelids. Is one of those common little nuisances that can seemingly start happening out of nowhere and slowly drive you crazy. Also called blepharospasm or ocular myokymia, eye twitching typically affects the lower eyelid (though it […]

TIPS TO PREVENT VISION LOSS

    Your eyes are an important part of your health. You can do many things to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. Follow these simple guidelines for maintaining healthy eyes well into your golden years.   Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. You might think your vision is fine […]

AIR POLLUTION AND EYE HEALTH

The eye is a very delicate organ with a large and moist area exposed to the environment that makes it more susceptible to air pollution than other parts of the body.  The response of the eyes to airborne pollutants ranges from no symptoms at all to severe irritation and chronic pain. Even when contact lenses […]

MYOPIA

MYOPIA: WHAT IS MYOPIA?

 WHAT IS MYOPIA? Myopia, also known as near-sightedness or short-sightedness, is an eye disorder where light focuses in front of, instead of focusing on the retina. This causes distant objects to appear blurry while close objects appear normal. Other symptoms may include headaches, eye strain, squinting to see at far, etc. Severe near-sightedness is associated […]

WHAT IS PTERYGIUM?

A pterygium is a growth of tissue in the conjunctiva of the eye, which is often triangular in shape. If left untreated, the growth can extend across the pupil obscuring vision or distorting the surface of the eye causing blurred vision. CAUSES: Exposure to excessive amounts of ultra-violet (UV) light is thought to be the […]

DOES SCREEN TIME HAVE AN EFFECT ON MY CHILD’S VISION?

How much time does your child spend watching TV or movies, playing with a smartphone or computer, or enjoying video games? Although some screen time can be educational. The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages media use by children younger than 2 and recommends limiting older children’s screen time to no more than one or two […]