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 »

5 Tips to Maintain Eye Health as You Age

1. Protect your eyes. Covering your eyes against damaging particles and rays is more important than you might think. The American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates that up to 90% of eye injuries could have been prevented by wearing appropriate eyewear. When outdoors, use sunglasses with UV-reducing lenses. When working with […] Read more »

Diet High in Vitamin C May Help Delay Cataract Formation

High intake of dietary vitamin C may help delay the onset of cataracts, according to research published online March 23 in Ophthalmology. Christopher Hammond, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Kings College London, and colleagues studied more than 1,000 pairs of 60-year-old British female twins. The researchers found that those who […] Read more »