What's That Strange Bump On Your Eyelid?

Posted on: 14 March 2016

Do you have a nodule-like bump that recently appeared on your upper or lower eyelid? Chances are, you're suffering from what is known as a chalazion. Thankfully, chalazia look a lot more serious than they actually are. You're going to be just fine. Read on to learn more about what causes these bumps and how you should treat them. What causes chalazia? What are they? The tissues on the inside of your eyelid contain little oil glands that release fatty acid secretions that help lubricate the eye. [Read More]

Understanding Common Vision Problems Associated With Hypothyroidism

Posted on: 10 February 2016

When your thyroid hormone levels are too high due to an underactive thyroid, you have a condition known as hypothyroidism. The thyroid itself affects many aspects of the body, including your metabolism and your temperature regulation. What many people are surprised to discover is that it can also affect your eyes. Understanding how hypothyroidism can affect your eyes may help you to address any side effects in their early stages. Here are a few things to discuss with your optometrist. [Read More]

5 Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Posted on: 5 January 2016

Approximately 285 million people in the world have vision loss, according to the World Health Organization. This fact can be pretty scary, especially if you have a history of eye disease in your family. However, if you start taking better care of your eyes and avoid bad habits, you can reduce your risk of vision loss. Here are five effective ways to keep your eyes in good shape: Include Nutritious Foods in Your Diet [Read More]

Dangers Of Non-Prescription Contact Lenses

Posted on: 9 December 2015

Many online retailers and stores in local malls offer non-prescription lenses for purchase by consumers. These lenses can change the color of the customer's eyes, or make the eye appear larger. These contacts appeal to many customers, as they provide cosmetic benefits without the hassle of a prescription. However, these contacts present dangers to the eyes that can cause severe problems. Due to the dangers posed by these contact lenses, the sale of non-prescription contact lenses has been banned in the United States. [Read More]