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5 Things Seniors Need To Know About Ectropion

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Ectropion is an eye condition in which your eyelid turns outwards and exposes the delicate inner surface of your eyelid. This condition is particularly common among older adults. Here are five things seniors need to know about ectropion. What are the signs of ectropion? If you have ectropion, your eyes may feel dry or sandy. You may also have watery eyes or tears running down your face. This happens because your eyelids are supposed to spread tears across the surface of your eyes, but if your eyelids are turned outwards, they can't do this as well.

3 August 2015

Seeing The Light: Health Benefits Of Colored Lenses

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Being told you're wearing rose-colored glasses is often considered an insult, implying that you're being naive. But literally wearing rose-colored glasses could bring about many health benefits for you. And it's not just rose; researchers are finding that infusing lenses with different colors in order to block out or emphasize different light wavelengths may help alleviate more than a few issues. If you're in the market for new glasses, you might want to spring for a few extra pairs and change the lens colors in each.

24 July 2015

Why Your Contacts Are Hurting Your Eyes

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If you wear contacts, you know that they aren't always the most comfortable for your eyes. You may experience dryness, scratchy irritation, or even redness that can make wearing them nearly impossible. Learn possible reasons why your contacts are bothering you and how you can make them more comfortable: You wear them too long Your eyes need oxygen to breathe, and while contact lenses are designed to let air into your orbs, they can still cause dryness and irritation if they are left in for several hours at a time.

9 July 2015