Ten Steps to Prevent Macular Degeneration

All of us have one thing in common. As time passes, we age. Aging does have some benefits. For example, as the years march on we gain more experience and become a little more savvy and wise. Maybe your memory is not as sharp as it used to be, so you are experiencing those dreaded “senior moments.” Maybe you can’t hear as well as you used to, or have aches and pains. If you are over [...]

2019-12-14T19:42:35+05:30December 14th, 2019|Eye Care|0 Comments

How to Use Amsler Grid for Macular Degeneration at Home

Amsler grid or macular degeneration eye chart is used to detect any anomalies in the central visual field. This central field corresponds to the central part of the retina which is called as macula. It is a valuable tool to detect subtle visual changes early in the course of causative disease such as age-related macular degeneration and macular edema caused by diabetes. After the diagnosis is made, Amsler grid is also used for monitoring any [...]

2019-12-12T22:18:27+05:30December 12th, 2019|Prevention, Eye Care|0 Comments

Vitamins for Eyelashes and Eyelash Growth

With beauty and lifestyle, eyelashes are being seen as elements of beauty with those with long eyelashes being considered more beautiful. That is why most women wear long eyelashes to make them appear more beautiful. However, you will notice that you don’t have to struggle with false eyelashes when you can grow your own longer lashes. Eyelashes can be grown naturally or you can use growth enhancers and vitamins for eyelash growth. Natural eyelash growth [...]

2019-12-07T22:39:55+05:30December 7th, 2019|Beauty, Eye Care|0 Comments

How Long Does an Eye Exam Take?

If it is a routine eye exam, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes. In a routine eye test, the person undergoing eye exam usually does not have any complaints. Basic tests include: Visual acuity Eye pressure test Assessment of refractive status of the eye Slit-lamp examination of the anterior segment of the eyes Quick examination of central retina If the person has any eye complaints, the time taken for the whole eye exam will [...]

2019-12-16T22:39:35+05:30July 18th, 2017|Eye Care|0 Comments

Eye Chart: Download Free Snellen Chart for Eye Test

What Is an Eye Chart? An eye chart is a chart comprising multiple rows of single letters in decreasing order of size. The eye chart measures the visual acuity or in simpler words, how well you see with both of your eyes. So if you notice poor vision in one or both of your eyes, your eye care specialist will evaluate your vision with the standard eye chart. Snellen chart is the most frequently used [...]

2020-01-09T13:25:16+05:30June 30th, 2017|Eye Care|0 Comments

Are Carrots Good for Eyes?

Traditionally, carrots are known to be associated with the health of eyes. They are thought to improve the eyesight. People who consider carrots good for eyes are not sure what quantity of carrots actually benefits the eyes. They also don’t know whether or not they prevent eye diseases or they help treat pre-existing eye conditions. It is true that carrots have beta carotene which is converted in the body to ‘retinal’, an important molecule for normal [...]

2017-06-07T19:13:37+05:30June 7th, 2017|Eye Care|0 Comments

Reading Glasses: Read This Before Buying

The term ‘reading glasses’ is used for glasses which are used for near work including reading. The power of the lenses in the reading glasses may exclusively be only for near work or the glasses may have lenses for both distance and near work (bifocal or progressive reading glasses). Why do we need reading glasses? In children and young adults, the natural lens in the eye is more elastic and has the ability to change [...]

2019-12-17T06:42:05+05:30May 30th, 2017|Glasses and Lenses, Eye Care|3 Comments

Stye on Your Eyelids? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

What is stye? The word ‘stye’ (pronounced as ‘sty’ - rhymes with ‘fly’) originated from an old English word stīgend meaning ‘riser’. Stye on eyelids is an acute infection of glands of zeis which are present at the roots of eyelashes (cilia). The infection is usually caused by Staphylococcus bacteria (90-95% of cases) but other bacteria may also initiate the infection. The infection tends to center around an eyelash follicle. Stye is equally found in [...]

5 Important Tips to Reduce Computer Vision Syndrome

In the video below, Senior Associate Editor at CNET Sharon Vaknin gives 5 important tips to reduce digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome. Here is an edited transcript of what she said in the video: If sitting in front of computer all day is making your eyes burn, your neck ache and your vision blurry, you might have a common problem - eyestrain or computer vision syndrome. So I will give you five tips [...]

2017-04-09T20:05:40+05:30April 6th, 2017|Eye Care, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Eyelash Extensions: Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Eyelash Extensions? Eyelash extensions are commercially available attachments which are glued with the help of semi-permanent adhesive with the natural eyelashes individually to enhance the length, thickness and appearance of the eyelashes. They are different from fake eyelash which is a cluster of eyelashes in one piece. Fake eyelashes (temporary) are meant for 1-2 days duration whereas eyelash extensions (also called as semi-permanent eyelashes) remain in place for 4-6 weeks or even longer [...]

2017-03-15T15:33:58+05:30March 15th, 2017|Beauty, Eye Care, Lifestyle|2 Comments
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