Archive for the ‘Eye Protection’ Category

Top 5 Ways to Protect Eyes from the Sun

1) Wear Protective eyewear2) Choose Quality sunglasses3) Inspect your sunglasses to assure they are perfectly matched in color and free of distortion4) Wear gray-colored lenses5) Protect Children and teens

UV Eye Safety

We protect our skin with sunscreen, but what about our eyes? There are 3 types of UV radiation UVA, UVB and UVC (UVC poses no threats since it is absorbed by ozone layer). UV rays can damage the eye’s surface tissues as well as the cornea and lens. There can be short term and long […]

Top 7 Ways for Contact Lens User to minimize eye infections

1) Remove contact lenses before immersing in water2) Wash hands before handling lenses3) Keep your contact lenses clean & disinfected4) Use fresh products and discard used solutions5) Store contacts in clean, dry, disinfected cases6) Replace contacts regularly and on schedule7) Have regular eye examinations

Decorative contact lenses and Halloween

Decorative contact lenses and HalloweenDecorative contact lenses have become quite popular in recent years, with demand increasing during the Halloween season. Fun designs are made to look animalistic including zebra, cat and jaguar eyes. Although cosmetic contact lenses can be fun and safe, they can produce serious eye problems. If you wear special effect lenses […]

Researchers Create 3-Dimensional, Retina-Like Structure

University of California-Irvine researchers have created this retina-like structure out of human embryonic stem cells in hopes that one day it may serve as transplant material for macular degeneration and other diseases of the retina.

Researchers develop photochromic lenses

In Singapore researchers have developed UV-responsive, or lenses that darken when exposed to ultraviolet light, protecting the eyes against the sun’s damaging rays. The lenses contain a novel polymer laced with an intricate network of nano-sized tunnels filled with dyes. The investigators hope to have these photochromic contact lenses commercially available within a year.

Color Vision Deficient Patients

Patients with color vision deficiency must wear sunglasses according to a study published in the April issue of Optometry and Vision Science. Those sunglasses should have ultraviolet protection and polarization to reduce the damaging rays of the sun. Grey lenses were also recommended since grey filters the visible light spectrum equally.

Researchers develop photochromic lenses

In Singapore researchers have developed UV-responsive, or lenses that darken when exposed to ultraviolet light, protecting the eyes against the sun’s damaging rays. The lenses contain a novel polymer laced with an intricate network of nano-sized tunnels filled with dyes. The investigators hope to have these photochromic contact lenses commercially available within a year.

AOA recommends sunglasses

AOA recommends sunglasses to shield eyes from damaging UV rays. According to researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute both types of ultraviolet radiation (UVA and UVB) can damage various parts of the eye. In addition, extreme UV exposure can cause growths on and around the eyes and increase the risk of cancer around the eye itself. […]

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca) is a condition that can occur when the tear glands production is not sufficient to support the structures of the eye resulting in discomfort, redness and in some cases increased infection and reduced vision. Symptoms include itchy dry eyes, stinging or burning eyes, foreign body sensation, redness and excessive tearing. […]