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Posted in: Eye Health , General

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Goodbye Itchy & Painful Eyes


Do you suffer from any discomfort when opening or closing your eyelids? Do you get any burning sensations in your eyes or constant itching around the eyes? Do you have crusts or debris on eye lashes? Do you have red eyelids or scaly skin around the eyes?

You may be suffering from Blepharitis, an ocular condition mainly concerning the eyelids. The inflammation of the eyelids causes intense irritation around the eyes. Under these circumstances, it is advisable to maintain the hygiene of your eyelids. Wash your eyes with warm water and keeping the eyes moist. If you use soap, only use facial soap and ensure it is diluted with plenty of water before washing the eyelids. Too much soap can make it worse for your eyes. Avoid using make-up and contact lenses to avoid further discomfort.

If you think you suffer from Blepharitis, do not worry, it is easily treatable. As Blepharitis is a very common condition, there are lots of different treatments available such as Blephaclean wipes or Blephasol solution. These products are easy to administer and are preservative free. This means they are suitable for even the most sensitive of eyes. For further information about Blepharitis and how Blephaclean or Blephasol can help control this ocular condition, you should consult your optician or search online.

Tagged with: Blephaclean, Blepharitis, Blephasol, burning sensations, crusts, debris, eye irritation, eyebuddy, eye-care, eyes, inflammation, itchiness, red eyelids, scaly skin

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Posted in: General , Glasses 0 Comments

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True or False: A Different Light

A Different Light
  1. In the sixteenth century, people who needed glasses chose their eyewear depending on their wealth. Buyers would select thick lenses for their spectacles as thick lenses were seen as an attribute of power, wealth and respect.
  2. There has been plenty of research and development to suggest 3D prescription glasses will be released in the future.
  3. Around 15-20% of the eye is visible.
  4. You can sneeze with your eyes open.
  5. Glasses can focus the sun’s rays and start a fire in the same way magnifying glasses can.



1. False
People chose glasses by randomly trying on specs until they found a pair they could see from or see better with. If people were buying glasses as a sign of their wealth and status, they would never be able to see through them unless their eyesight was terrible.
(sources: spectaclefacts.blogspot.com)

2. True
The success of 3D films on cinema led to 3D TV sets being released. This created an eye opener for many glasses manufacturers and is certainly an area that hasn’t been touched yet. A possible market can be established here and Italian giants Luxottica (who own Ray-Ban and Oakley) have already made their move. 3D prescription glasses may or may not have been released already.
(sources: news.com.au)

3. True
15-20% of the eye is visible with the average human. Under certain circumstances, this can be increased to 40-45% but these are rare cases.
(sources: wiki.answers.com)

4. True
When we sneeze, a body reflex kicks in which shuts the eye lids. However not everyone has that reflex and some people have learnt to control certain muscles and can sneeze with their eyes open. Eyes popping out from a sneeze if you don’t close them is a myth.
(sources: library.thinkquest.org)

5. True
Glasses can start a fire in the same way as magnifying glasses but only when two circumstances are met. The first being the irradiance at the spot is a minimum of at least 43.6 kW/m2. The second is that the glasses lenses must be convex in order to focus light on a point. For more information about irradiance, you can find it more from the source.
(sources: laser.physics.sunysb.edu)

Tagged with: 3d prescription glasses, eyes, glasses, History, magnifying glass, prescription glasses, Sneeze, Sun, true or false

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True or False: An Eye Opener

  1. The size of your eye when you were a baby and now are the same.
  2. It is safe to look directly at an eclipse with the naked eye.
  3. Students pour a shot of vodka into their eyes to achieve an instant high.
  4. Around 10 million people in the world are classified as completely blind.
  5. People can adjust to wearing inverted glasses (upside down vision).
  6. The eye is unable to see the surface of a black hole unassisted.

1. True
The eyes of a baby seem large because the rest of the body has not grown yet. For this reason, the baby eyes are often a huge talking point when describing the baby. People love abnormal baby body sizes such as the huge head in comparison to the body, the large glowing eyes, the chubby cheeks, etc.
(sources: answers.yahoo.com)

2. False
The body has an inbuilt protection system that makes your eye lids close when it is exposed to something dangerous in order to minimise further damage. This happens when you look at the sun; the glare and UV rays trigger this. An eclipse doesn’t completely block the glare of the sun. Safe methods for looking at the sun and eclipse include specially made filters for cameras, projections made by techniques including pinholes and secondary screens or images such as printed pictures. Sunglasses are not made for staring at the sun or eclipse.
(sources: wiki.answer.com)

3. True
Known as vodka eyeballing. It’s not a common practice but is growing in popularity as students seek more extreme ways to enjoy and amuse them. Students do this as it is considered a quicker way to get drunk. This is not a safe practice and is dangerous according to people in the ophthalmic world. Vodka eyeballing can cause eye complications; can lead to blindness or even death although this has not been confirmed.
(sources: dailymail.co.uk)

4. False
The number of people in the world classed as completely blind is over 45 million. This does not include the partially blind (which would raise the total to over 300 million). To put this number into perspective, the approximate population of England is around 60 million. The main causes of blindness are treatable diseases that could have been avoided or treated had people had access to the help, facilities, money, specialists and more. There are fantastic eye vitamins which provide the nutrients your eyes need to help avoid or treat eye diseases such as MacuShield. For more information about eating heathily, click here. For more information about MacuShield, click here.
(sources: rednoseday.com)

5. True
With normal eyesight and no enhancements (no changes to your vision), image upon the retina is inverted. Your brain receives and visualises the images from your eyes upside down. Using this fact, Stratton and Kohler did experiments with inverted glasses to see the effects on the eyes and brain. Movement co-ordination for Kohler and Stratton was difficult at first but after a few days of wearing the inverted glasses, they were able to function normally and even managed to ride a bicycle.
(sources: wearcam.org)

6. True
Keeping it simple, your eyes work by light entering the eye through the cornea and pupil. This light is converted by the brain into an image and this becomes your vision. Black holes don’t reflect light as light can not escape it. This doesn’t mean you can’t detect or see black holes. It’s still possible under certain conditions or with special equipment.
(sources: physicsforum.com)

Tagged with: baby, black hole, blind, blindness, cornea, eclipse, Eye health, eye vitamins, eyebuddy, eye-care, eyes, glare, glasses, inverted glasses, MacuShield, pupil, retina, true or false, UV rays, vodka, vodka eyeballing

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