• contact lenses can cause corneal abrasion
    Eye Health

    Contact Lenses and Reshaping the Cornea

    Contact lenses sit on the surface of the eye over the cornea. The lenses can be made of a soft silicone material or a rigid material called gas permeable or hard, PMMA lenses. Both types of lens material, if worn improperly or for too long, can cause the cornea to change shape. Understanding Why the Shape of The Cornea is Important for Contact Lens Wearers The cornea is the thin, clear outer layer of the eye. Light passes through the cornea and through the crystalline lens of the eye and to the retina. Wearing contact lenses can sometimes change the shape of the eye. When this happens, many problems can…

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    The Ties that Bind Eye Color and Personality

    Changing your eye color can do more than just change your appearance. Understanding how color affects personality, mood and other people‚Äôs perceptions is still in its infancy. Nonetheless, a mounting body of research points to the fact that color can be used to convey a message. Artists, advertisers and even police understand this. Think about why a fire engine is red. Because red, apart from the fact that it stands out, conveys a sense of urgency or excitement. It was found that when the employees of a film laboratory in Lyon France worked all day bathed in red light, they were lively and animated. When they switched to green light,…

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    Eye Health

    Maintaining Eye Health

    Almost 80% of what we perceive through our sensory abilities comes from our sight. Protect your vision with everyday care for your eyes and overall health. Smoking not only causes irritating smoke that harm the eyes (and causes a host of other serious health problems); medical studies show that the density of eye pigments in the retina that is essential to healthy vision actually decreased as smoking increased. These eye pigments are called macular pigments and also protect the retina by their antioxidant capabilities and by shielding the eyes from harmful UV radiation. Smoking ultimately increases the risk of eye disorders including cataracts, dry eyes, macular degeneration, and retinopathy. Vitamin…