High Blood Pressure and Your Eyes

May is National Blood Pressure Education Month. Did you know that high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is the leading cause of strokes? The American Heart Association cites stroke as the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, meaning one in every 20 deaths, as well as […] Read more »

Melanoma – Are your Eyes Safe?

In honor of May being Melanoma Awareness Month, we’d like to remind you that melanoma can also develop in the eye and that with all forms of melanoma, early detection is vital. Unlike skin melanoma, the only way to detect ocular melanoma (unless it’s on the lids – which is […] Read more »

Julian’s Story

Whether it’s a new haircut or a different clothing style, teenagers try all sorts of things to change their appearance. It’s all part of growing up and finding yourself. Unfortunately for one boy, his attempts at changing his appearance went too far. 17-year-old Julian Hamlin purchased colored contacts from his […] Read more »

Chemicals in Contacts

With Halloween around the corner, it is important to pay attention to where your costume pieces come from and what they’re made of. Even though it’s just for one night, some costumes can cause serious injury–in particular, colored costume contacts. Recent studies have shown that colored contacts can contain chemicals […] Read more »

What’s Wrong with Colored Contacts?

With Halloween just around the corner, children and young adults everywhere are preparing their costumes, hoping to outshine their friends with the spookiest, scariest get up they can find. What better way to enhance a vampire costume than with some glowing eyes, or a cat costume with cat-like pupils? These […] Read more »

4 Ways to Reduce the Digital Impact on Your Eyes

If you have ever spent a few solid hours in front of a computer screen, you’ve probably come away with an itching or burning sensation in your eyes. Whether you have a huge assignment due or a notice that your boss needs now, stopping work isn’t an option – so […] Read more »