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Tips For Getting Dried Hair Spray Off Your Glasses

People wear glasses for different reasons; some do it to aid their vision, others do it to prevent too much light from getting into their eyes, and others just do it because it is a fashionable thing to do. One thing that most people seem to forget, though, is how to take care of their glasses. For instance, placing your spectacles in an area that contains cosmetic products is an act of carelessness that can get your spectacles stained. Read More 

What Your Optometrist Wants You to Know about Eye Tattoos

When you think of body modification, you may think of modification that pertains to the skin only. The truth is, there is a growing number of people who are moving toward eye modification. This modification deals with injecting tattoo ink into the whites of the eyes to change the colour. Though this can usually be done through a professional tattoo artist, there are a few things you should know about the procedure. Read More 

5 Natural Ways to Treat Your Eye Cyst

A chalazion is the medical term for a cyst (a small nodule) that develops around your eye, usually caused by an infected or blocked oil gland. You will often feel a hard lump, sometimes with pain and swelling around the infected area. Here are some natural methods that you can try to treat the problem. If all else fails, then you'll need to visit an eye clinic, where a professional may suggest a simple surgical procedure to remove the lump. Read More 

Two Eye Problems Associated With Rheumatoid Arthritis

As an inflammatory autoimmune condition, rheumatoid arthritis can affect parts of your body other than your joints. Inflammation of the eyes can leave you prone to developing scleritis or Sjogren's syndrome, so regular eye exams should form part of your healthcare plan. Here's an overview of these two conditions: Scleritis Scleritis is a serious eye condition that can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. It causes the white part of your eye to become inflamed. Read More 

Look beyond the frame! Have you considered coloured contacts?

Would you like to change your look next time you change your eyewear prescription? Think outside the frame of your glasses, and try some funky and fun coloured contacts. You may have experimented with changes to the colour of your hair, skin and nails. Why not try a temporary change of eye colour? Where can you get coloured contact lenses? Visit your optometrist when you decide to make the change from frames to contacts and check that your prescription can be used in a contact lens; most prescriptions are suitable, bifocals included. Read More