Decorative contact lenses and Halloween really seem to go together in October as people prepare interesting costumes and “looks’ for various celebrations. asics gel kinsei 6 Decorative or “fashion” contacts let you change your “look” by changing eye color, giving you a “ghoulish” appearance or even creating patterns or logos on your eyes. nike air max femme pas cher nike air presto BUT-contact lens safety is not to be taken for granted when it comes to decorative contact lenses and you need to have a clear understanding of how to use them safely. new balance soldes

Facts & Tips for Halloween Contact Lens Eye Safety

  • Decorative contact lenses are not cosmetics or “over the counter” merchandise. They are medical devices regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). adidas pas cher Places that advertise them as cosmetics or sell them without a prescription are breaking the law.
  • They are not “one size fits all.” An eye doctor, either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist, must measure each eye to properly fit the lenses and evaluate how your eye responds to contact lens wear. A poor fit can cause serious eye damage, including;
    • a scratched cornea
    • a corneal infection
    • pink eye conjunctivitis
    • decreased vision
    • blindness
    • Places that sell decorative lenses without a prescription may give you few or no instructions on how to clean and care for your lenses. Failure to use the proper solution and care regimen to keep contact lenses clean and moist can lead to infections.
    • Where NOT to Buy Decorative Contact Lenses
      • street vendors
      • salons or beauty supply stores
      • boutiques
      • flea markets
      • novelty stores
      • Halloween stores
      • record or video stores
      • convenience stores
      • beach shops
      • Internet (unless the site requires a prescription)

These are not authorized distributors of contact lenses, which are prescription devices by federal law.

  • How to Buy Decorative Contact Lenses Safely. Get an eye exam from a licensed eye doctor, either an ophthalmologist or optometrist, even if you feel your vision is perfect to make sure your eyes are healthy enough to wear contacts. soldes timberland bottes ugg Get a valid prescription that includes the brand name, lens measurements, and an expiration date. But don’t expect your eye doctor to prescribe anime, or circle, lenses. asics gel pas cher These bigger-than-normal lenses that give the wearer a wide-eyed, doll-like look have not been approved by FDA. basket new balance Buy the lenses from a seller that requires you to provide a prescription, whether you go in person or shop online. Follow directions for cleaning, disinfecting, and wearing the lenses, and visit your eye doctor for follow-up eye exams. new balance homme See your eye doctor right away if you have signs of possible eye infection including:
    • redness
    • eye pain that doesn’t go away after a short time
    • decrease in vision

The safe and effective use of contact lenses-whether decorative or not-requires proper fitting and education about their care to prevent the potential for serious eye problems from becoming a reality. Compra Mochilas Kanken If you or someone you know wishes to learn more or be fit with any type of contact lenses-including decorative contacts, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Especially for the parents of children with ADHD/ADD, there is often a desire to uncover any associated reasons or problems that might impact their child’s behavior and to find possible ways to help. Kanken Classic timberland femme There has been some thought that common vision problems may play a role.

 

Research on ADHD/ADD & Vision

Researchers reporting in the journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (AAPOS) discussed the notion that there was an association between ADHD/ADD, uncorrected refractive-errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism-and visual acuity. ugg pas cher adidas stan smith They performed a case matched controlled study that included ADD/ADHD children diagnosed according to criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV-TR), along with an age matched control group. Fjällräven Deutschlands Asics 2017 They examined both groups including evaluation of their uncorrected visual acuity for distance and near, performed a cycloplegic refraction-an eye test to measure uncorrected refractive error with eye drops, ocular motility or eye movement and binocular function. nike huarache new balance 574 Their results showed that ADD/ADHD children had similar visual acuity at distance and near and refractive errors as normal subjects. https://www.goldufo.com/ffxiv-items new balance homme Eye movement and the ability to use both eyes together as well as focusing ability were also found to be similar in both groups and thus probably did NOT contribute to ADD/ADHD.

If you or someone you know has ADHD and is concerned about any effects of vision problems, refractive errors or decreased visual acuity please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Having a basic familiarity with the risk factors for age related macular degeneration (AMD) is important for patients-especially seniors-as AMD is a leading cause of severe vision loss among Americans ages 65 and over. The key to preventing vision loss from age related macular degeneration is early detection, diagnosis and treatment as recommended by your eye doctor.

Know the Top AMD Risks

  • Being over the Age of 60
  • Having a Family History of AMD
  • Cigarette Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension

If you have any two of these risk factors, you should schedule an appointment for a complete eye exam and evaluation. nike air max flyknit ultra 2.0 adidas tubular shadow Based on your eye exam and risk factors we may recommend certain preventive measures which can reduce your risk of vision loss from this disorder.

There are some AMD risk factors that can positively impact by making good lifestyle choices. new balance avis These include not smoking, eating a heart healthy low fat diet rich in green leafy vegetables and limiting alcohol consumption. asics gel nimbus adidas gazelle pas cher Some choices may not be possible such as reducing the long term use of aspirin. fjallraven kanken rucksack For patients at high risk for developing late stage AMD, taking a dietary supplement of vitamin C, vitamin E and beta carotene, along with zinc, has been shown to lower the risk of AMD advancing to advanced stages by 25 percent. adidas zx flux pas cher Other risk factors such as genetic factors cannot be changed. However, knowing your family medical history is one way to learn whether you may be genetically predisposed to a disease.

Know the Symptoms of Wet AMD

With early detection, diagnosis and treatment with Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Inhibitor injections such as Lucentis® and Eylea® it is possible to avoid or minimize vision loss from Wet AMD. air jordan future People who are at risk should know the symptoms of Wet AMD, as this type of AMD is the most likely to cause sudden, rapid, serious and even catastrophic vision loss. Symptoms of wet AMD can include sudden, noticeable loss or distortion of vision, such as seeing “wavy” lines, “distortion”, “bending of straight lines and objects”, or even “distortion of facial features”.

If you experience any of these symptoms, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas right away and explain your symptoms and request an immediate appointment. nike air max 2017 soldes Current treatments for Wet AMD provide an excellent chance of stopping vision loss and may actually restore some vision when macular degeneration develops. adidas femme Earlier diagnosis of wet AMD gives a better chance of successful treatment.

If you or someone you know has questions or needs to schedule an appointment, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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Understanding Facial Wrinkles

Understanding a bit about facial wrinkles will allow us find the best ways to help you look your best-as facial wrinkles are not all the same! Facial wrinkles vary from fine surface lines to deeper creases and folds. new balance soldes ugg paillettes Wrinkles can actually be grouped into two types: Dynamic Wrinkles, which are formed when muscles contract, or Static Wrinkles, which are lines or depressions that exist even when there is no muscle action or pull on the skin. ugg australia adidas chaussures Dynamic wrinkles are best treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® or Xeomin® whereas static wrinkles are best treated with substances that plump up, volumize and fill out the problem lines. buy ffxiv Items These substances are known medically as “dermal fillers” or “gel fillers. asics pas cher ugg homme pas cher Gel fillers are easy to inject and are biodegradable and thus not permanent. fjällräven kanken The most popular dermal fillers are Radiesse®, Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®. new balance chaussure timberland pas cher Depending on your areas of concern and the type of wrinkle, we may suggest just using BOTOX® Cosmetic, or Radiesse®, JUVÉDERM™ or Restylane®, or perhaps injecting a combination of the materials in order to achieve the best possible results.

If you or someone you know has questions or needs to schedule an appointment for a cosmetic consultation please call The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Making responsible and healthy lifestyle choices can go a long way to preserving eye health and vision. Here are some basic tips and guidelines to help you make those good choices and decisions.

Have Regular Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams

Making sure to schedule regular dilated eye health and vision exams-at intervals your eye doctor recommends- is the first step to maintaining eye health and good vision. Early detection, diagnosis and treatment when necessary allows us to find eye diseases, conditions and problems so that we can address them before they are sight threatening. chaussures adidas Many eye diseases do not have early warning signs, but signs and symptoms can be identified during a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

Know Your Family History of Eye Problems

Many eye health and vision problems and eye diseases tend to run in families. ffxiv Items This suggests that if an eye disease is present in any family member it may put you at greater risk of that eye problem. nike pas cher This is particularly the case for eye diseases such as glaucoma and age related macular degeneration (AMD). Stay abreast of the eye diseases and conditions as they exist in your family, AND BE SURE TO TELL US ABOUT THEM WHEN YOU COME IN FOR AN EYE EXAM.

Nutrition and Diet Affect Eye Health & Vision

Make sure to pay attention to what you eat and try to include a steady diet of foods high in important nutrients that support good vision, such as the following:

  • Vegetables: collard greens, bell peppers, broccoli, tomatoes and dark, leafy greens, such as kale and spinach
  • Nuts: sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts and peanuts
  • Fruits: strawberries and blueberries
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: tuna, halibut and salmon
  • Beans: chickpeas, kidney beans and legumes

Watch Your Weight & Exercise

Being overweight exposes you to a greater risk of diabetes. nike soldes In fact there is an epidemic of diabetes in the U.S. today. adidas zx 500 Diabetic eye problems include a greater risk of glaucoma, cataracts and sight threatening diabetic retinopathy. bottes ugg Exercise-even moderate amounts of daily exercise reduce your risk of developing MANY eye diseases and problems.

Wear Protective Eyewear

Eye injury prevention is relatively easy-if you wear the appropriate protective eyewear when taking part in sports or home activities that expose you to risk. https://www.goldufo.com/ffxiv-gold It is estimated that some 90% of eye injuries can be prevented by taking a minute to review the need for protective eyeglasses before doing home projects, trimming branches or shrubs, using saws, tool or weed whackers-and on and on. In addition, when spending time outdoors or near the water, wear sunglasses designed to block out 99 to 100 percent of the sun’s UV-A and UV-B rays.

Be smart and be safe.

Stop Smoking

Not only does smoking cause a host of cardiovascular and systemic vascular problems, but smoking is now recognized as increasing the risk of cataracts, macular degeneration and, all of which could lead to vision loss. nike air max soldes We also now know that if you do smoke, there is considerable benefit in stopping!

Avoid Computer Eyestrain

CRT or video display terminals used for computers are well known to expose you eye fatigue, headache and more troubling-dry eye problems. Fjällräven Rucksäcke timberland pas cher When working on the computer or using a smartphone or tablet, practice the 20-20-20 rule to reduce eyestrain-that is, every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for about 20 seconds. If you have any sensation of dryness, grittiness or “something in your eyes”, use an eye surface lubricant or eye drop to replenish your tears.

If you or someone you know has questions or needs to schedule an appointment, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Diabetic eye disease and problems from diabetic retinopathy continue to be a significant source vision loss. UGG Maylin adidas ultra boost Here is what we know. ugg australia According to the Centers for Disease Control, diabetes affects more than 26 million people in the United States. asics nimbus basket adidas zx flux The Prevent Blindness America Vision Problems in the U.S. nike internationalist report indicates that almost 8 million people ages 40 and older have diabetic retinopathy with diabetes being the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults 20-74 years of age. ugg australia bottes Although there is no cure for diabetic eye disease, annual eye exams for diabetes patients are essential to help slow the progression of the disease.

Preventing Vision Loss from Diabetes

Patients can play an important role in preventing diabetic vision loss. new balance 2017 More than 30% of those diagnosed with diabetes do not adhere to vision care guidelines recommending a dilated eye exam every year. As part of Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month we are urging people with diabetes to have a dilated eye exam every year. The longer a person has diabetes, the greater his or her risk for developing diabetic retinopathy. asics gel kayano ugg homme However, diabetic retinopathy does not only affect people who have had diabetes for many years, it can also appear within the first year or two after the onset of the disease.

Diet & Lifestyle Choices to Reduce Risk of Diabetic Vision Loss

In addition to having regular eye exams and testing at the level recommended by your eye doctor, patients can help to reduce the risk of developing diabetic eye disease by not smoking, controlling their cholesterol and lipid profile and blood pressure, minimizing alcohol consumptions as well as working to eat a heart-healthy diet rich in fish, fruit and green leafy vegetables and exercising.

If you or someone you know has diabetes or even elevated blood sugar levels they should work to prevent diabetic eye disease and problems by scheduling regular eye exams at The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Make fireworks eye safety a priority this July 4th in order to have an enjoyable celebration with family and friends and avoid eye injury!

Since fireworks eye injuries are the second most common call we get from the emergency room each July 4th, having some common sense safety tips and taking straight forward precautions can help you avoid the ER visit.

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Fireworks Eye Safety Tips

  • Never let kids play with fireworks of any type.
  • Do not purchase, use or store fireworks of any type-leave it to professionals.
  • Attend only authorized public fireworks displays conducted by licensed operators
  • Should a fireworks accident occur:
    • Do not rub the eye.
    • Do not attempt to rinse out the eye. adidas stan smith adidas zx flux belgique This can be even more damaging than rubbing.
    • Do not apply pressure to the eye itself-but protecting the eye from further contact with any item, including the person’s hand.
    • Do not stop for medicine! Over-the-counter pain relievers will not do much to relieve pain. chaussure adidas nike air max 90 Aspirin (should never be given to children) and ibuprofen can thin the blood, increasing bleeding. adidas stan smith air jordan 11 Take the person to the emergency room at once.
    • Do not apply ointments or drops. nike air max 2016 soldes timberland soldes They may not be sterile and may make the area around the eye slippery and harder for the doctor to examine.

If you are seen in the emergency room please instruct them to call us at The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937 as we always have an eye doctor “on call” to provide consultation and continued care for you.

If you or someone you know has questions about fireworks eye safety and eye injuries please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

The effective treatment of a type of glaucoma called Normal Tension Glaucoma can be more difficult in patients with vascular disease. nike flyknit nike air max pas cher Normal Tension Glaucoma is a less frequently found-but important type of glaucoma-that is characterized by patients having “normal” intraocular pressure but still experiencing eye damage such as loss of their visual field or “side vision” and optic nerve damage. Soldes Chaussures Adidas Researchers at the World Glaucoma Congress reported that certain patients who suffer from Normal Tension Glaucoma who also have vascular disease or even a predisposition to vascular disease such as a family history of stroke, the presence of cardiovascular disease or migraine may not be as easy to treat in avoiding the progression of Normal Tension Glaucoma. nike air jordan soldes In fact, these factors related to vascular disease may indicate less effectiveness of eye pressure (IOP) treatment putting patients at greater risk. The the Collaborative Normal Tension Glaucoma Study is the landmark study for guiding treatment-in which 65% of patients in the untreated group of that study never showed any progression during 7 years of follow-up. basket nike air max 1 But, nike air tn for those at greater risk due to some other vascular disease we have to be diligent in our examinations and testing to help preserve eye health and vision.

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It’s tough to believe the summer is entering the time when Houston and Galveston children are thinking about heading back to school. Fjallraven Kanken Sales nike air max 2018 An important item on the back to school “readiness” checklist should include an eye exam. timberland femme 2018 nike air max While most parents can easily observe that children today operate in a very intense and demanding visual environment as they read, write, play sports, use computers and tablets-but the eye doctors at The Eye Clinic of Texas want to be sure to remind parents that children use their eyes and vision as critical tools in the learning process.

The most frequent eye problems we find in school age kids are the common vision problems of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. timberland roll top pas cher nike soldes Sometimes, not having clear vision in the classroom can lead to the undeserved perception of a behavioral problem or attention problem. nike air max femme ugg classic mini What we know is that kids are often unable to verbalize that they have a vision problem as they just don’t recognize it. basket new balance nike air force 1 The earlier a vision problem is detected and treated, the more likely treatment will be successful.

If you or someone you know needs a Back to School eye exam for children, please come in and see us at The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Our health conscious Houston community often asks about ways to reduce their risk of eye diseases such as cataracts. timberland pas cher It may be possible that there is an association between your risk of cataracts and your intake of certain vitamins and antioxidants according to researchers reporting their results in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Until now, adidas gazelle pas cher studies have been inconsistent regarding the association between blood antioxidants or vitamins and risk of age-related cataract. By performing a meta analysis of 13 different studies researchers found the lower the level of vitamin E, α-carotene, nike air force 1 lutein and zeaxanthin, the greater the risk of age-related cataract in Asian populations but not in Western populations, nike air max thea whereas β-Carotene, lycopene, adidas superstar and β-cryptoxanthin had no significant association with risk of cataract. While these results look somewhat interesting, the question remains whether increasing intake through dietary supplements actually have any role in decreasing the risk of cataract formation.

If you or someone you know has questions about cataract risks, cataract in general, ugg homme cataract surgery or lens implants please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, bns gold an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, adidas ace at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

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