Tips for Healthy Contact Lens Wear

Tips for Healthy Contact Lens Wear

It is summertime – time for travel, vacations and fun in the sun! It is also the time of year that we may be in out of our daily routines and is the perfect time to review tips for healthy contact lens wear. Healthy contact lens wear is important to prevent microbial keratitis (inflammation of the cornea). Continue reading

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5 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Summer

5 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Summer

1. Wear sunglasses with UV protection outdoors

Did you know that it is actually possible for your eyes to get sunburned?! Just like your skin, your eyes need protection from the sun. Wearing sunglasses outdoors is very important in protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays. Excessive exposure to UV light can also increase your risk for developing early cataracts and macular degeneration. Continue reading

Prop 65 Now Affects Your Eye Doc

Prop 65 Now Affects Your Eye Doc

Alas, your optometrist’s office is now subject to Prop 65 too, just like all stores that sell any plastic products. Proposition 65 requires that Californians be informed of consumer products that may cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm. You have probably seen signs in stores and on products indicating that some items “contain a chemical known in California to cause cancer.” More than 900 substances belong on this list of carcinogenic products. Continue reading