Category Archives: THINGS TO AVOID

Firework lovers should watch displays prepared by professionals to avoid the risk of eye problems, eye-care experts suggest. Many people are tempted to buy their own fireworks, but it is better to watch them at a professionally organised show, according to Dr Jay McCollum, an ophthalmologist and director of emergency services at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Callahan Eye Hospital. Another specialist, Dr Priscilla Fowler, an assistant professor at the same university, said she has seen too many eye… Read More ➝

The option to buy contact lenses online has resulted in many users opting to self prescribe when they want better vision.  However, there is a big downside to this that many may not be aware of.  The main reason to never take chances with self prescribing contact lenses is the risk of permanent damage to the eye which can over time result in permanent vision loss.  Of course many do not believe it will ever happen to them, as the… Read More ➝

One of the greatest advancements in the contact lens field was the arrival of silicone hydrogel lenses. They made it possible to significantly improve oxygen supply to the cornea, thus addressing a number of problems associated with hypoxia (low oxygen supply). While the perfect contact lens does not yet exist, experts generally agree that daily silicone hydrogel lenses come closest to that vision. This belief has been given further weight by a US study looking at the risk and likelihood… Read More ➝

Just like any other organ in your body, your eyes are affected by age. You cannot prevent the aging process and gradual deterioration of your sight, but you can certainly slow it down. If you have one of the bad habits listed below, it is recommended you stop as soon as possible, as they will only accelerate the aging process, according to AllAboutVision. One of the greatest dangers to the eyes are UV and HEV (high-energy visible) rays. If you… Read More ➝

The modern world is dominated by technology and much of our day is taken up with the use of various electronic devices. Many of us also have to spend long hours in front of a computer screen as part of our job, which puts extra strain on our eyes. There are a number of things you can do to help minimise the risk of eye problems, as listed by eye-care website All About Vision. The first thing to do is… Read More ➝