How To Use Cosmetics Safely Around Your Eyes

How to Remove Makeup From Around the Eyes Vaseline is a very effective makeup remover. It's lubricating, soothing to skin and helps makeup slide off without unnecessary tugging and pulling. Baby shampoo is an inexpensive and ophthalmologist-recommended product for washing eyelids and the area around the eyes. These 'tear-free' soaps are often recommended to [...]

2020-03-05T12:06:09+02:00March 9th, 2020|Eyecare, General|

How To Use Cosmetics Safely Around Your Eyes

Eye Makeup Safety Tips Follow these basic steps to protect your eyes while using makeup. If you have questions about your cosmetics routine, or if you have an eye condition that may require special care, ask your optometrist. Only use cosmetics that are designed for use around the eyes. Avoid products that contain untested [...]

2020-03-05T11:18:52+02:00March 2nd, 2020|Eyecare, General|

What is AMD?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of sight loss in around the world. However, most people with AMD can see well enough to get around. The macula is an area at the back of your eye that is responsible for your central vision, most of your colour vision and making out fine [...]

2020-03-05T11:36:19+02:00February 24th, 2020|Eyecare|

Gritty feelings in your eyes? You may have dry eyes!

Gritty feelings in your eyes? You may have dry eyes! Dry eye occurs when your eyes don’t make enough tears, or your tears evaporate too quickly. This can make your eyes feel scratchy or irritated, and in severe cases may temporarily make your vision blurry. Who is affected by dry eye? Dry eye is [...]

2020-03-05T11:35:22+02:00February 17th, 2020|Eyecare|

What happens during a contact lens check-up?

Your optometrist will usually ask you to come in for your contact lens check-up wearing your lenses, and having had them in for a reasonable length of time. It is a good idea to have your appointment in the afternoon so that the optometrist can assess the health of your eyes when the lenses [...]

2020-02-07T16:38:08+02:00February 10th, 2020|Eyecare, General|

Did you know you can anaesthetic eyes with special eye drops?

Why? Local anaesthetics allow your optometrist to measure eye pressure or remove a foreign body painlessly by numbing the surface of the eye. Common local anaesthetic eye drops are: lidocaine oxybuprocaine proxymetacaine The drops take about 60 seconds to work and the effect may last for up to 25 minutes. They may sting briefly [...]

2020-02-03T14:54:46+02:00February 3rd, 2020|Eyecare, General|

Diet Affects Eyesight – Citrus fruits

People often believe that failing eyesight is an inevitable result of aging or eye strain. In truth, a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of eye health 3. Citrus fruits Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C. Just like vitamin E, vitamin C is an antioxidant that is recommended by the AOA to [...]

2020-01-07T16:40:51+02:00January 27th, 2020|Eyecare, General|

Diet Affects Eyesight – Seeds

People often believe that failing eyesight is an inevitable result of aging or eye strain. In truth, a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of eye health 3. Seeds Like nuts and legumes, seeds are high in omega-3s and are a rich source of vitamin E. Seeds are available for purchase in most [...]

2020-01-07T16:21:57+02:00January 20th, 2020|Eyecare, General|

Diet Affects Eyesight – Nuts & Legumes

People often believe that failing eyesight is an inevitable result of aging or eye strain. In truth, a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of eye health problems. Nuts and legumes Nuts are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Nuts also contain a high level of vitamin E, which can protect the eye [...]

2020-01-07T15:15:15+02:00January 13th, 2020|Eyecare, General|

Tips – Traveling with your contact lenses?

Don't buy questionable contacts On your travels you might spot contact lenses for sale in corner stores. Don’t buy them. Never purchase contacts unless they’ve been prescribed for you. Wearing contacts that haven’t been prescribed can harm your vision. Only purchase from trusted, verified retailers or online stores. Very important: Always make sure you [...]

2019-12-05T15:10:49+02:00December 30th, 2019|Eyecare, General|