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 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|

Tips – Traveling with your contact lenses?

Shield yourself from the sun Just as you apply sunscreen to your skin, you should take precautions to protect your eyes from exposure to dangerous UV rays. One way to protect yourself: Consider getting contact lenses with UV protection. Other precautions include wearing polarized sunglasses, a large-brimmed hat and UV-blocking contacts. Don’t take chances [...]

2019-12-05T15:06:32+02:00December 23rd, 2019|Eyecare, General|

Tips – Traveling with your contact lenses?

Practice good contact lens hygiene No matter where you are traveling, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before touching your contact lenses or your eyes. Your hands should be dry before touching a lens or an eye. Remove and clean your lenses every day, and wash your lens case [...]

2019-12-05T15:00:25+02:00December 16th, 2019|Eyecare, General|

Tips – Traveling with your contact lenses?

Know the travel security rules Whether you’re flying to Africa, Europe, USA or the East ,Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations could affect you as a wearer of contact lenses. TSA allows contact lenses in both carry-on and checked bags, but contact lens solution is another story. A container of contact lens solution in your [...]

2019-12-05T14:49:02+02:00December 9th, 2019|Eyecare, General|