ARE YOU COMPROMISING YOUR EYE HEALTH? 6 MAKEUP TIPS YOU CAN’T IGNORE

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ARE YOU COMPROMISING YOUR EYE HEALTH? 6 MAKEUP TIPS YOU CAN’T IGNORE

Women have been using makeup to improve their appearance since ancient times. You may prefer to apply makeup to make your eyes pop, cover up imperfections or achieve a more youthful look. But if you regularly wear eye makeup, you may not be aware of the potential risks to your eyesight. Wearing makeup should be […]

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HOW TO CHOOSE A LASER EYE SURGEON IN KANSAS CITY

Laser eye surgery is one of the most frequently performed surgeries in the United States, so it’s no surprise that there are plenty of providers offering laser eye treatment here in Kansas City. However, you should be aware that not every laser eye surgery provider offers the same level of treatment and care. So how […]

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TEARS DON’T ALWAYS MEAN YOU’RE SAD …

Getting misty-eyed when emotions run high is a common phenomenon, and nothing signifies sadness more than tears. However, there are several reasons your eyes might water, and not all of them signify strong feelings. Tears protect your eyes throughout the day, and they go into overdrive when an environmental irritant threatens them. The amazing inner […]

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TO COMPLY OR NOT COMPLY: ENSURING EYE CARE TREATMENTS ARE EFFECTIVE

You return home from the eye doctor with specific instructions about how often to use your prescription eye drops and some guidelines to help you care for your eyes. The first day, you comply 100 percent and follow your ophthalmologist’s directions to the letter. On day two, you’re not quite as precise with your home […]

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BEST PRACTICES FOR USING EYEDROPS CORRECTLY

Although it may seem like a simple task, administering eyedrops successfully can often become a challenging feat that many individuals struggle to achieve. Eyedrops that are not administered correctly may fall short of making contact with the eye, landing on the cheeks or other facial areas instead. To reduce the risk of wasting your eye […]

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10 REASONS AN EYE EXAM SHOULD TOP YOUR TO-DO LIST

How long has it been since your last eye exam? Don’t think you need one? Considering your eyes allow you to take in information about the world around you, use light to help regulate brain chemicals that hold depression at bay, and let you see and learn, don’t you think you owe it to yourself […]

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ARE COLORED CONTACTS SAFE?

From cats’ eyes to clocks, shapes and symbols to spirals, and in any color imaginable, decorative contact lenses entice the costume-oriented and aesthetically-minded alike. Purchased for special occasions or everyday use, these fashion accessories are available as either simply decorative lenses or with additional vision-correction functionality. However, as easy and fun as they may seem, […]

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PROTECT EYES FROM FOREIGN OBJECTS

Eye injuries, particularly eye trauma, happen all the time, and to nearly everyone at least once in their life. However, trauma caused by foreign objects hitting or entering the eye is simply one of the most preventable eye injuries imaginable. When foreign objects hit the eyeball they can cause blunt eye trauma, penetrating and orbital […]

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT LENS COLOR FOR YOUR SPORT

A quality pair of sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful glare by blocking 99 to 100 percent of the ultraviolet rays aimed at your eyes (In fact, a cheap pair of sunglasses can work just fine, too, but be sure to check for the sticker). Aside from blocking ultraviolet (UV) radiation, sunglasses […]

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VISION IMBALANCE: WHEN BOTH EYES REQUIRE A DIFFERENT PRESCRIPTION

Anisometropia is a vision condition in which the refractive power of both eyes is unequal by a difference of of 2 diopters or more). A person affected by anisometropia will usually see a smaller image in one eye and a larger image in another. In many cases, anisometropia is present from birth, which can be […]

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HOW OBESITY CAN AFFECT YOUR EYESIGHT
(HINT: IT DOESN’T HELP)

A breathtaking 68.8 percent of American adults are considered obese. That’s over two-thirds of our nation’s population over the age of 18. Furthermore, three out of every four men are obese. Because of its high rates, and its health risks, obesity is a major concern of health care providers in the United States. The health […]

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(HINT: IT DOESN’T HELP)

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BURNING SENSATION IN YOUR EYES

We’re all familiar with that burning feeling you can sometimes get in your eyes. Maybe it’s because you spent the day at the swimming pool, maybe it’s because you got smoke in your eyes from a firepit, or maybe you have been staring at a screen for too long–in fact, if you’re reading this and […]

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HOW STRESS AND ANXIETY CAN AFFECT YOUR VISION

Ahh, stress. We all have different thoughts that come to mind when we hear the word. The New Oxford American Dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” For some people, this stress piles on in high-pressure situations. For others, stress is accumulated […]

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WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMETHING GETS STUCK IN YOUR EYE

Oh no! You got something stuck in your eye! An eyelash? Some dirt? No matter what it is, you know it’s one of the most irritating and uncomfortable experiences you can endure. We’ll discuss in depth what to do when you have an object stuck in your eye, but first let’s get this important announcement […]

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POLLUTION MAY HAVE AN EFFECT ON YOUR EYES

In December 2015, the city of Beijing, China issued its first “Red Alert” warning to its citizens because of the extreme levels of toxic smog in the air. In the United States, pollution has been a problem (not on par with Beijing) in some cities, and it got us thinking about the public’s awareness of […]

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