MAKEUP AND EYE ALLERGIES

Posted by on July 3, 2017 · 2 Comments 

Many women attribute common symptoms such as puffy eyes to a lack of sleep or seasonal allergies, but they might be overlooking the real culprit: their makeup. When you have allergies to various ingredients in your favorite cosmetics, you could find yourself suffering over the long term. Read more: Makeup and Eye Allergies

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KEEP YOUR AGING EYES IN SHAPE

Posted by on June 13, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

As you age, so do your eyes. It’s no secret that eyesight is one of those physical functions that tends to fail as the years go by — unless you take measures to minimize age-related threats to your eyes and vision. Let’s examine some smart eye care strategies that can help maintain your ocular well-being for many years to come. Read more: Keep Your Aging Eyes In Shape

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BEST FOODS FOR BETTER EYESIGHT

Posted by on June 7, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

With 25 million people worldwide suffering from eye problems that are age-related, it’s essential to care for your eyesight as you get older. While it’s obvious that a healthy diet is vital for promoting better an ideal weight and other body-related issues, does the food you eat directly affect your eyesight?

Are there certain foods we can eat more of to improve our eye health? Studies say yes. A diet rich in vitamins C and A and minerals like zinc are known to do wonders for your eyes. Read more: Best Foods for Better Eyesight

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BEST WAYS TO PREVENT CATARACTS

Posted by on May 1, 2017 · 2 Comments 

Almost 40 million people are predicted to have cataracts by 2030, and the number is only going to rise after that. A cataract creates a cloud in the lens of your eye, and without a clear lens, your vision becomes blurry. In some cases, you can also develop a brown or yellow tint. Cataracts can get in the way of your everyday life, and your risk of getting one goes up after you reach 40 years of age. Some of the risk factors are out of your control, but you have a few ways to improve your chances of preventing cataracts completely. Read More: Best Ways To Prevent Cataracts

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HOW OLD SHOULD KIDS BE BEFORE WEARING CONTACT LENSES?

Posted by on April 12, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

“Mom! But I don’t want to wear glasses! The kids at school call me four-eyes!” Many parents have heard this argument, or a similar one, when debating with their kids about whether or not they’re old enough for contact lenses. Kids have various reasons to prefer them, but one of the most common is that they just don’t think eyeglasses look cool. They want to improve their appearance and not stand out so much from their peers.
Whether your child is interested in getting contact lenses because of schoolyard teasing or to improve athletic performance, there are a few things you should consider first: Read More: How Old Should Kids Be Before Wearing Contact Lenses?

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

Posted by on April 4, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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 fun. It helps you express your unique style and makes a statement. This is entirely achievable if you follow safe and correct precautions when using and applying makeup. Ignoring these six makeup tips can compromise your eye health and cost you an unexpected visit to the eye doctor.  Read More: 6 Makeup Tips Your Can’t Ignore for Eye Health

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HOW TO CHOOSE A LASER EYE SURGEON IN KANSAS CITY

Posted by on March 23, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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 do you determine the best doctor or clinic to meet your needs? Beyond insurance approval or office location, how do you choose which one to use?  Read More: How to Choose a Kansas City Laser Surgeon

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TEARS DON’T ALWAYS MEAN YOU’RE SAD …

Posted by on January 30, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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 workings of your tears will surprise you. Read More: Tears Don’t Happen JUST Because You’re Sad …

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

Posted by on January 20, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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 treatments. By the end of the week, you’re missing doses and going outside without a protective eye patch.

You call your doctor’s office to complain that the infection doesn’t seem to be clearing up. The receptionist asks if you have been following the prescribed eye care plan. You swallow and say, “No, but …,” ready to give an excuse as to why you didn’t follow instructions. Sound familiar? Noncompliance is a universal problem preventing eye care patients from properly treating and overcoming common eye conditions. Read More: How to Ensure Eye Care Treatments are Effective

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BEST PRACTICES FOR USING EYEDROPS CORRECTLY

Posted by on December 20, 2016 · 1 Comment 

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 drop solution, the following tips and tricks can be used to ensure successful administration. Read More: How to Use Eye Drops Correctly

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