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5 Things to Know About Eyelash Extensions
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Eyelash extensions provide additional emphasis to your eyes while also virtually making eye makeup unnecessary. On the flip side however, there are some disadvantages and side effects associated with this procedure such as red eyes, eye swelling and irritation. But what should a person be aware of to avoid any negative outcomes?


Eye Anatomy 101: Parts of the Eye
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The eye is arguably one of the most complicated organs in our body. It is unique in its ability to transmit light rays and images through the pupil, focus the image clearly through the vitreous humor and onto the retina and finally converting it into electrical signals that are carried to the brain via the optic nerve. It is all quite extraordinary. With all of this happening seamlessly, what are the basic parts of the eye that contribute to this effort? What are their respective roles of each of the parts and how do they function?


How to Properly Remove Something From Your Eye
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Having a foreign object, such as an eyelash or a grain of sand moving around in your eye or under your eye lid can be one of the most irritating feelings ever. Removing this debris can be as simple as blinking a couple of extra times but in other cases where the debris is lodged in a difficult spot a more robust effort needs to be undertaken to get rid of the irritant. Lets review different methods that a person can safely use to remove irritating debris while also indicating what not to do during the process.


5 Diseases Eyes Can Help Detect?
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Early detection of certain disorders and diseases can play a crucial role in their successful treatment and eventual recovery. Research has shown that the eye can provide clues associated with symptoms of many diseases ranging from high cholesterol, auto immune conditions, and even cancer. Below is a short list of five diseases that can be detected by examining the eye.


SightBox vs Hubble Contacts
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SightBox and Hubble Contacts are two online contact lens retailers offering to sell contact lenses on a monthly subscription basis. Although both of these online retailers provide you with a vision correction option on a monthly subscription basis, they use different models to deliver the service. So What is the difference between the two and how do they measure up against more traditional methods? Let's take a snapshot of the three retail channels available online and compare their strengths and weaknesses in order to determine which service could work best for you.


How Contact Lenses Can Improve Your Sex Life
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could alter your appearance, maybe even your personality? Perhaps you already have by simply changing your hair style or hair color for a special event. Did you feel more confident after the transformation? Did this transformation change the way you perceived yourself? Did people around you, including your closest friends, treat you differently? I think the answer to most of these questions to one degree or another is yes; but why?


Smart Contact Lenses, Do They Threaten Our Basic Rights
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There are countless advantages to using smart contact lenses, however what are the possible risks associated with them? How could this technology be used to exploit an individual's or corporation's rights to privacy, security and freedom? Just because an individual has the right to use a technology does it mean that we should ignore how it can be maliciously used?


Pregnancy and Its Impact on Your Eyesight
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I recently heard of a story about a mother who was pregnant with twin baby girls. During her pregnancy she gradually experienced issues with her eyesight, which slowly degenerated to the point where she could only see a couple of yards in front of her. This vision degeneration continued and reached its peak with the mother realizing that she couldn't see anything beyond arm's length.


Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye
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A 67-year-old woman scheduled for routine cataract surgery in November thought it was just dry eye and old age causing her discomfort, she told her surgeons.


Hubble Contact Lenses: 4 Things to Consider Before Purchasing
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There is a new kid on the block! Many of you may have seen ads for Hubble contact lenses. These appear on television and social media. Hubble is a company that is marketing a subscription service for daily disposable contact lenses, a subscription service that closely resembles that of Harrys.com, an online retailer selling razors.


Most cases of pink eye (conjunctivitis) don’t require antibiotics
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In many instances Pink Eye can be treated by using simple home remedies such as applying warm and cool compresses and using over-the-counter eye drops and antihistamines. If you think you or your child has Pink Eye / Conjunctivitis call your doctor immediately, and don’t be shocked if they don't prescribe anything, in fact they might be doing you a favor.


Gremlin the Dog Gets Contact Lenses
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Heart-wrenching story of a dog who faced incredible odds surviving dog fighting, cancer, and blindness. Watch Gremling the dog get contact lenses.


How to Read Contact Lens Prescriptions
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Congratulations on obtaining your first contact lens prescription. This is your first step towards a more enjoyable quality of life. Now that you have the prescription you see that it contains attributes such as the OD and OS, Power, Base Curve, Diameter, Cylinder, Axis, Add, Color and Brand along with an expiration date. But what does it all mean?


How to Read Contact Lens Prescriptions
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Now that you have the prescription you see that it contains attributes such as the OD and OS, Power, Base Curve, Diameter, Cylinder, Axis, Add, Color and Brand along with an expiration date. What do these new terms and abbreviations mean?


Types of Eye Infections, Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
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There are numerous types of eye infections but what causes them, what symptoms should you be aware of and how should they be treated. This page shares information of some of the most prominent inflictions and tries to address these questions.


Adjusting To Your New Glasses
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Adjusting to new glasses can take up to two weeks. If you have glasses for the first time, the best way to get used to them is to wear them as often as possible and as directed by the eye doctor. If you have had a change in prescription and the difference is significant, the adjustment period may be two weeks, or even a little longer.


Benefits of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
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Are you or is someone you know finding it challenging to find a contact lens that is comfortable, safe, and convenient. If so than this article might be for you. Daily Disposable contact lenses are contacts worn on a daily basis, all day. At the end of your day you can discard the lenses only to replace them with fresh new ones the following morning. These types of lenses have many benefits over other types available on the market and.....


Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin, study says
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Using fluorescent dye that sticks to the cells about to die in the retina might be able to spot glaucoma a decade before symptoms appear. This study however, is still in its infancy and requires more research and testing.


10 Best Makeup Tips for Round Eyes
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There are a variety of eye shapes requiring a variety of makeup styles. Understand your eye shape is essential when applying makeup in order to get the perfect look. This articles shares some really helpful tips for those with round eyes.


Pink Eye: Usually Mild and Easy to Treat
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The symptoms of pink eye may vary depending on the cause, and in most cases are usually mild and can naturally resolve itself without treatment. However, there are times when it is important to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. But how do you know when it is time to contact your doctor? What specific symptoms should you be concerned about?


One stem cell treatment stabilizes macular degeneration, another blinds 3 patients
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Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the cells that make up the macula, (the back central section of the retina).


Smart Contact Lenses – How Far Away Are They?
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When thinking about the potential of emerging technologies, it’s often good to try and visualize the most extreme endpoint that you can think of, where the technology would be fully matured. We’ve done this before when we thought about what real-time virtual reality might look like, or when we thought about what a fully functioning autonomous taxi company would need to operate. Now we’d like to think about the same thing for augmented reality (AR), a technology...


7 Makeup Tips to Make Your Eyes Look Wide Awake
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If you did not sleep last night and your eyes look swollen, worn out and droopy there is no reason your eyes have to show it. Learn makeup tips on how to make your eyes look wide awake. If you are seriously looking for help to make your eyes look wide awake, this article has some fantastic makeup tips.


3 Things To Consider Before Buying Online
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Technology is becoming more and more sophisticated with each passing day leading to advances that optimize the way people communicate, interact, work and purchase goods. However, people's ingenuity focused on finding new ways to take advantage of this technology in combination with their trusting nature has resulted in new realities. Some examples include recent breaches to business and political institutions using such methods as phishing scams and social engineering deceptions.


Contact Lens King Inc., Supports Sight-saving Programs for Children from Prevent Blindness
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To support healthy vision and fight against vision impairment and blindness, Contact Lens King Inc., has partnered with Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest voluntary eye health and safety organization. With this partnership, Contact Lens King, in collaboration with Prevent Blindness, is hoping to further promote the awareness and the importance of maintaining and protecting healthy vision in children.


Contact Lens King Partners with Prevent Blindness
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Contact Lens King has partnered with Prevent Blindness to raise awareness for vision impairment and blindness. For the month of October, 2016 Contact Lens King will donate $10 for every order that uses promotional code PB10.


Contact Lens King Inc. Supports Children's Vision
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o support healthy vision and fight against vision impairment and blindness, Contact Lens King Inc., has partnered with Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest voluntary eye health and safety organization. With this partnership, Contact Lens King, in collaboration with Prevent Blindness, is hoping to further promote the awareness and the importance of maintaining and protecting healthy vision in children.


Not the Smokey Eyes You're Looking For
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I quit smoking when I found out I was going to be a dad. This was the catalyst that made me want to change my life for the better. After twenty years of trying different ways to quit, it was the thought of not being with her that helped me quit. I thought of my life, her life, without me in it. I want to be there for her every moment I can, for as long as I can. Roughly a month or so before I found out she was going to be in my life, I started working at an online contact lens retailer. It was here that I learned about contact lenses, the eye care industry, and overall eye health. I knew smoking was bad for my lungs, my heart, and my overall long-term well-being;..


Non-Prescription Colored Contact Lens Dangers
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Those colored contact lenses you bought from your hairdresser might just cost you your eye sight. With San Diego Comic-Con having just passed and Halloween right around the corner, the sale of cosmetic, eye altering contact lenses is at a high. Cosmetic, fashion, costume or colored, the lenses go by many names. While it may seem cool to have zombie eyes, cat's eyes or simply change your eye color to a different one, most people who consider purchasing these lenses don't realize that lasting damage caused by poorly fitted lenses cause irreversible and lasting damage to the wearers eyes.


Avoid These 4 Vision Risks
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Patient compliance and the unnecessary risks that wearers continue to take while wearing their lenses. A recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) addressed various risk factors that should be brought to wearers' attention. These included:..


The Smart Contact Lens Bubble
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New technology is being created faster and faster these days. The rapid pace of development in the tech sector is changing the world around us in fantastic ways, connecting all aspects of our lives through tiny gadgets. In less than ten years we've seen the release of the first smart watch, the iPhone, the first smart TV and internet connected cars among many innovations. The internet of things, as it has become to be called, is only in its infancy, but tech companies are trying to find new and imaginative ways to integrate the World Wide Web into our lives.


First Time Wearing Glasses? There’s An Adjustment Period!
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The first time you put on a pair of eyeglasses, you may be suddenly overwhelmed by how crisp and clear everything around you looks. But your first time wearing glasses can also bring some effects you didn’t expect, that will take your eyes some time to adjust.


7 Helpful Tips to Prevent Dry Eyes
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All contact lens wearers have experienced dry eyes at some point. The irritation, the burning and heavy squinting make getting through the day unbearable. One of the steps to take is to observe the situations you are in when this occurs, as a lot of the time dry eyes may be prevented when the appropriate steps are taken. Here are 7 helpful tips to avoid dry eyes:...


Fighting Macular Degeneration
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Current treatments for the so-called wet form of macular degeneration, involving injections inside the eye, are already "very effective" compared with laser treatments, which were used before intravitreal injections, said Dr. Ronald C. Gentile, the surgeon director at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


Cataract Surgery Preparation (5 Things to Expect)
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Now that you have made this decision, you may ask yourself, what is next? What can I expect? How can I properly prepare for this surgery? Don't despair, all of these questions are completely relevant, and the goal of this article is to help better prepare you for your journey towards visual clarity...


Facts About Pink Eye
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With Pink eye being one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in children and adults it is important to know the causes, symptoms and treatment options. With approximately 3 million cases of pink eye occurring each year in the United States most of the cases do not require any prescribed treatment. So if you believe you or a loved one has Pink Eye what symptoms and steps should you take?


Could these new eye drops cure cataracts?
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A natural chemical, produced in our bodies, can uncloud cataracts in rabbits and dogs. Can this chemical work on humans? Can it greatly reduce the need for surgery to treat the condition? Why are some scientists skeptical of the findings and what are the next steps towards treating and potentially curing cataracts.


Cataracts | 6 Facts to Know
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One morning you wake up to a blurry version of your bedroom, you rub your eyes to remove any foreign debris in a futile attempt to regain clarity and focus. This is a frightening example of what someone with cataracts may experience during the onset of the initial symptoms. This article will shed some light on cataracts and provide 6 facts regarding them including causes and available treatments.


Coping With Ocular Allergies
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Allergies not only affect the nasal passages, but can affect the eyes as well. Ocular allergy, or allergic conjunctivitis can cause itching, redness, lid swelling, tearing, light sensitivity, and swollen eyes. Severity of symptoms can vary from mild irritation to severe itching and burning.


Recent Information on Daily Disposable Lenses
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Did you know that fitting practices are changing as contact lens materials and manufacturing methods change? Actually, this has been happening since 1971 but at a faster pace since the advent of the first disposable contact lenses launched by Johnson & Johnson back in 1990. Since then manufacturers have been improving lens materials to make them more comfortable for all-day wear, more resistant to surface deposits, significantly more oxygen transmissible, easier and more stable to mould at high volumes, and cost efficient for both the manufacturer and wearer.


Save on Contact Lenses by Shopping Online
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Buying contact lenses online is now just like any other online retail experience. Leading websites are in the business of selling the same contact lenses that you buy at your eye doctor's office, the superstore optical outlet or at your favorite optical chain store. The difference is that you will save money.


Glaucoma
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An in depth overview of Glaucoma, its causes, treatments and symptoms by the University Of Maryland. Find out what to look out for and learn about the various treatments available.


Getting the Maximum Comfort from Your Contact Lenses
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Besides vision correction, convenience, and freedom from eyeglasses, comfort is one of the advantages of wearing contact lenses and is arguably the most important since it will determine your overall satisfaction with them. Beyond the initial selection and fitting of your contacts, there are some things you can do to ensure your lenses remain comfortable.


Breathing Eyes and Contact Lenses
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Did you know that our eyes breathe? In a sense they do, as they take oxygen from the air, diffuse it via our tears over the cornea, and even dispatches carbon dioxide into the air—much the same way as our normal inhaling/exhaling process. Corneas (the clear window at the front of the eye) have no blood vessels to feed them, so they require adequate amounts of oxygen to remain healthy and stave off infections and complications that threaten vision.


Contact Lenses As a Preferable Vision Correction Option over Surgery
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Outside of eyeglasses, the two most prevalent means of vision correction today are surgery (most often the laser procedure called LASIK) and contact lenses. Many ask that of the two options, which is better? Both methods allow for a ‘natural look’, but with differing approaches.


Contact Lens Compliance, Necessary for Eye Health
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Contact lenses have proven to be a great boon to those who need vision correction but still want to maintain the natural freedom of not wearing glasses. However, there is a tendency to forget that the continued enjoyment of this convenience comes with a price—the need to follow required practices, instructions, and habits to ensure the healthy use of these lenses.


Obtaining Your Contact Lenses the Right Way
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One of the major improvements in the contact lens industry in recent years (aside from technological advances) is in the area of convenience. Thanks to a 2004 federal law, contacts can be purchased in many venues other than from eye doctors. While this has been advantageous to consumers, there has been a mindset growing among many wondering if this freedom makes it all right to somehow bypass the ‘traditional’ process of seeing an eye doctor or getting a prescription. This has especially followed the mainstream marketing of cosmetic, costume, or fashion lenses.


Astigmatism No Longer Bars You from Contact Lenses
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Astigmatism affects over 40 million Americans and is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. When the cornea, which acts as a window, is a spherical shape it focuses light correctly upon the retina at the back of the eye; this produces sharp images at all distances. Conversely, in instances where the cornea takes on a more oval shape, the light is focused at two retinal locations rather than one and blurry vision is the result.


Advantages of RGP Contact Lenses
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Just because RGP (rigid gas permeable, oftentimes referred to just as GPs) contact lenses have been around a long time and have been seemingly displaced in popularity by soft contacts, they are still an important player in correcting eye disorders.


Pregnancy and Eye Health
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With all the other hormonal and physical changes going on, it should not be surprising that eyesight can also be affected. For the most part, these signs are relatively minor and should not trigger undue worry; they occur as part of a conventional pregnancy, and revert to normal after giving birth. Your eye doctor should be alerted to the fact you are expecting so that any prenatal changes can be adequately monitored, especially if there are pre-existing eye conditions.


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