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Archive for July, 2013

Smoothie Recipe for Strong Eye Health

Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 07:07 AM
Author: Amit Mathur

Smoothie Recipe for Strong Eye Health

Strong eyes can be maintained with the right diet. Smoothies are an awesome way to get your fill of fruits and veggies. The right combination promote strong eyes. Recent studies show that ingredients like lutein, zinc, vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids all contribute to strong eye health.

Simple Tips To Protect Your Eyes

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 07:07 AM
Author: Amit Mathur

Simple Tips To Protect Your Eyes

The health of your eyes is as important as anything else in your body. Many people make an effort to care for their teeth and bodies, but sometimes forget about eye health. Studies show that when the health of your eyes starts to go downhill, it can happen quickly. This means your eye doctor should keep careful watch on your eyes on a regular basis.

Resources For Finding an Eye Doctor

Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 07:07 AM
Author: Amit Mathur

Resources For Finding an Eye Doctor

The time has come to find an eye doctor and you don’t know where to begin. There are many resources for finding an eye doctor in your area. You want to look at experience, convenience and ease since you may visit the eye doctor numerous times if you have significant eye problems.

Natural Ways to Treat Pink Eye

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 @ 07:07 AM
Author: Jason Lau

Natural Ways to Treat Pink Eye

Home treatment for pink eye can be done through natural methods. Most pink eye cases will subside after a few days. If pink eye persists for more than a week, you should see a doctor because it’s possible for the infection to spread to other areas of the eye or become more severe.

  • Compress.
  • Wipe eyes in a sanitary manner.
  • Do not go to school or work.

Use a warm or cold compress to sooth the eye. Use a clean compress each time you apply it to the eye. For a warm compress, set the towel or compress in warm water. The heat will alleviate any pain or throbbing felt through the eye. A cool compress can be done with a towel or compress ran under tap water. You do not want the water or compress to be cold since this can cause too much sensation on the eye.

When wiping puss or liquids from the eye area, do so in a sanitary manner. Wipe eyes from the inner portion of the rim outwards. Never reuse the same rag or tissue to wipe liquids from the eyes since this can spread germs and worsen your condition.

Most cases of pink eye are highly contagious. Stay home from school or work until you see the pink eye residing. For most, this will be within three days of the initial encounter with pink eye. Get plenty of fluids and rest which allows your body to heal quickly.

Myths About Sunglasses

Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 07:07 AM
Author: Jason Lau

Myths About Sunglasses

You want to protect your eyes, but you may not be taking all of the necessary precautions to do that. There are many myths surrounding sunglasses that you should know before buying sunglasses and ensuring you are offering maximum protection for your eyes.

  • Myth #1. Expensive sunglasses protect your eyes.
  • Myth #2. You don’t have to wear sunglasses if it’s overcast outside.

Expensive sunglasses are great when you want to make a fabulous first impression or if you want high quality frames. Expensive sunglasses may not always warrant the high price tag, but they are usually made of high quality plastic or metal with strong hardware that prevents them from breaking as easily as lower quality frames. This doesn’t mean the protection for your eyes is automatically built in. Look for specific information on the tag or paperwork that accompanies your sunglasses for UV protection.

UV protection blocks UVA/UVB rays from filtering through. This is not required by law on all sunglasses. While many high end sunglasses do have this protection, it is not mandatory which is why you want to do your homework before you buy.

Many people think you don’t have to wear sunglasses because you aren’t outside. Numerous studies have shown that UVA/UVB rays can still affect the eyes on a very cloudy day. The sun’s rays are extremely powerful and pass through the clouds, which means exposure to the sun is still a threat. Protect your eyes by making sunglasses apart of your daily routine when spending time in the sun.