“Red Eye” Effect in Photos Can Indicate Eye Diseases

Seeing red? That’s a good thing! Though many individuals groan upon seeing their eyes shining red in a photo (“I look like a demon!”), they should be happy to note that their eyes are in good health. And if there is only the red eye effect in one eye but not that other? That can […]

April Is Sjogren Awareness Month

Sjogren’s syndrome is a form of autoimmune disease where your body defense mechanism (immune system) attacks the organs that produce moisture. The most common symptoms are dry eye and dry mouth. Sjogren’s syndrome related dry eyes are often severe, results in eye ulcers, corneal abrasion,  Some people with Sjögren’s syndrome also have other autoimmune disorders, […]

April Is Women’s Eye Health And Safety Month

CHICAGO (March, 2016) – Data from the Prevent Blindness study, “The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” found that women make up the majority of the 4.4 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind.  Prevent Blindness has designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety […]

Blepharitis And Eye Make Up: Do’s And Don’ts

Wearing make-up to enhance beauty dates back to ancient times.  Many of the eye make up consisted of  of toxic mixtures such as copper, belladonna, nitric acid, lead ore, mercury, bird droppings and even burnt matchsticks.   Cosmetics have come a long way since then, but without proper use, they can still greatly affect the […]

Carottes Râpées (shredded carrots)

Febuary 3, 2016 is National Carrot Day . Today we are eyeing Carottes Rapees to help us celebrate one of the most important veggies you can eat for your eye health. French women make being chic seem effortless. We see it in their ability to look stunningly good in jeans, a simple cotton shirt and […]

Autologous Serum Drops for Chronic Dry Eye Treatment

Autologous serum has been used as an eye drop to treat severe chronic dry eye treatments for a long time.  We will be discuss some of the pros, cons and precautions with using autologous serum drops as dry eye treatment. Autologous serum is prepared from one’s own blood, which is more compatible with one’s own […]

Pesky “Red Eye” Effect in Photos Can Indicate Eye Diseases

Seeing red? That’s a good thing! Though many individuals groan upon seeing their eyes shining red in a photo (“I look like a demon!”), they should be happy to note that their eyes are in good health. And if there is only the red eye effect in one eye but not that other? That can […]