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Here's What Really Happens When You Sleep In Your Contact Lenses

Glamour | Posted 11.28.2016 | Style

For Glamour, by Amy Schlinger. Real talk: if you’re a regular contact wearer, chances are you’ve fallen asleep in your contacts at some point in ...

Some Wild Facts About Our Eyes

Steven Shehori | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Steven Shehori

I spent a good 12 hours yesterday in front of my laptop monitor. I didn't plan to go that long, but hey, life happens, and things need to get done. The upside: I got a ton of things done. The downside: my eyes were seriously strained at the end of the day.

When Bad Becomes Good

Jennifer Repo | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Repo

In March 2015 out of nowhere, I became sick. Very sick. Like calling 911 and having an ambulance bring me to the hospital sick. When I got to the hosp...

8 Things To Know Before You Get Lasik | Posted 08.29.2016 | Healthy Living

But if you're considering Lasik, you probably have some questions like, "Will I be laid up for days?" "Will it hurt?" And: "What are the odds it'll work?" Before you go under the laser, here are a few things you should know.

Staring Into The Abyss... Well, Sort Of

Peter Reynosa | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Reynosa

Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons, Self-Portrait In Black, Acrylic 18 x 24 inches, 2016, by Peter Reynosa What do you call it when you shut your...

5 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy this Summer

Dave Austin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Fifty
Dave Austin

June is National Cataracts Awareness Month, so there's no time like the present to take the steps necessary to ensure proper vision health. All too of...

Building Resilient Communities in East Africa: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.27.2017 | Impact
Ari Nessel


7 Healthy Foods Beyond Carrots for Healthy Eyes

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

Did you know that certain foods (other than carrots) can also improve your eye health? According to a study by the National Eye Institute, foods high in antioxidants such as omega-3 fatty acids, glutathione, zinc and vitamins C and E may reduce the risk of certain diseases.

4 Ways To Actually Improve Your Eye Health

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 11.04.2015 | OWN

Mehmet Oz, MD, is the host of The Dr. Oz Show (weekdays; check local listings)....

Aging Eyes Make an Economic Impact

Maureen Cavanagh | Posted 10.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Maureen Cavanagh

Vision impairment, such as presbyopia, can compromise a person's quality of life because it reduces the capacity for everyday activities: reading, working, driving, etc.

8 Dos And Don’ts For Contact Lens Wearers

Everyday Health | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living

More than 40 million Americans wear contact lenses, and as many as 90 percent of them don’t follow proper care instructions, according to the U.S. C...

Your Child's Eye-Q

Kim Dramer | Posted 07.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Kim Dramer

View image | Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants You likely first saw your child as a digital scan in your doctor's office. At t...

The Gross Mistake You're Making With Your Contact Lenses | Posted 06.18.2016 | Healthy Living

If you're a regular wearer of contacts, you've probably been warned about the health hazards of leaving them in too long and washing them improperly. But a new study is a gross reminder about why it's really bad to use unwashed hands when putting them in.

8 Things Your Eyes Reveal About Your Health

Posted 06.17.2015 | OWN

By Emma Haak Ophthalmologists look into your body in a way no other doctor can, giving them surprising insights into what's going on. What your...

Here's An Actual Video Of Eyeliner Entering The Eye

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Tracing eyeliner onto your inner eyelids can give your eyes a bold, defined look. Unfortunately, it's also the most unhealthy and uncomfortable wa...

4 Simple Tips for Driver Wellness

Julie Lee | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Lee

Most people wouldn't associate driving with exercise. While staying fit is essential to a healthy lifestyle, it is also critical to driving safely. This is especially true as we age.

4 Winter Eye Care Questions, Answered

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

Eyes require moisture, but during wintertime, there's little to be found. Outdoors, there's less humidity, and indoors, we dry up our homes blasting the heater.

Doctor My Eyes: The Ultimate Cataract Surgery Mix Tape

Roz Warren | Posted 12.12.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

With age, comes wisdom. And, frequently, cataracts. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. I'm having cataract surgery next week, and I'm hoping to have a little fun with this particular rite of passage.

The 6 Most Common Eye Problems

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

These common eye problems can be either cured or curbed if caught early by a eyecare professional. Keeping up with your regular eye doctor appointments is the best way you can ensure healthy vision for years to come.

Back-to-School Eye Care Tips for Kids

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

With kids busy running to class, staring endlessly at computer screens studying or training hard for their school's athletics program, thinking about maintaining good eye health and safety may not be a top priority in their minds.

How to Protect Your Eyes From the Negative Effects of Digital Devices and Blue Light

Dr. Matthew Alpert, O.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matthew Alpert, O.D.

These symptoms are often so common that we don't even recognize them as real issues. While digital eye strain is temporary, if left unaddressed, it can turn into a chronic problem.

9 Surprising Treatments to Combat Dry Eye

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

I've heard my patients claim that they thought this is just a normal part of the aging process; however, nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, dry eyes are about as normal as chronic headaches, toothaches or loss of bowel control.

Yagana Shah

5 Great Anti-Aging Foods You Need To Start Eating Today | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.06.2014 | Fifty

From kale to quinoa to kombucha, we've had our fill of the hype surrounding so many new-age 'superfoods' that are as difficult to incorporate into our...

Here's Why You Should Take A Yoga Class This Sunday

Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living

On Sunday, June 1, if you happen to stop by your local yoga studio, you might help raise money to support an important cause: eradicating blindness an...

The Eyes Have It: Recognizing the Signs of Glaucoma in Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

As it turns out, January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and although the efforts at educating the public about the disease are centered around human patients, I'd like to present a little primer on the problem in pets.