Portrait by @sagephotos_ . If you look closely, you will notice that one of my eyes is a bit red. I have what is called a #pterygium growth in the clear tissue of my eye. A lot of surfers have this and years spent outdoors with exposure to sun, salt, and wind certainly has not helped mine! Only in severe cases will the growth affect your vision, but mine was beginning to constantly feel irritated. I went to a few doctors for help and was told to use moisturizing eye drops and stay out of the sun. The eye drops were helpful, but staying out of the sun?? Completely unrealistic with my kind lifestyle and work. Then my mom told me that I should try a warm #chamomile compress. I began doing this on a regular basis and this treatment has been the most effective! Plus it's kind of nice and relaxing. I don't think it will completely cure my pterygium, but it certainly does help with the irritation and redness. You surfers out there should definitely give it a try if your eyes need some soothing after a long session!
Time for a visit to the eye doctor! We will make sure your child's sight is up to its full potential for back to school! (If your child is getting this close to a book, he most likely needs a pair of glasses to help him see!)
With the 2017 Solar Eclipse only a few days away we wanted to give you a few tips to safely enjoy the event.
1) Use only approved solar eclipse viewers. Looking directly at the sun without them can cause serious eye damage.
2) ODOT has warned that the PDX metroplex will likely experience very heavy traffic. If you are driving during the eclipse do not wear your eclipse glasses, keep your headlights on, and do not try and photograph or video while driving.
3) Be prepared in the event you are stuck in heavy traffic. Have water, an extra gas can, and some snacks on hand just in case.
4) Enjoy the once in a lifetime experience! There will be plenty of professional photographs of the event, so rather than being preoccupied with getting a great photo, sit back and revel in the beauty and awe of the experience.
On Monday, a rare total solar eclipse will be visible from the United States. But if you look at it directly without proper protection, it could cause serious damage to your eyes. If you plan to watch it, be sure to have proper eclipse glasses. While these look like the glasses you get when you watch a 3D movie, they are not the same thing. Likewise, looking at the eclipse through your phone camera or other camera can also be harmful for your eyes. Be sure you are properly prepared and protected if you plan on observing this rare event in the sky. #eclipse#totaleclipse#healthcare#astronomy#sun#moon#eyehealth
La tecnología que mide el Comportamiento Visual de Cerca, disponible en las lentes progresivas #Varilux X Track y Xclusive 4D, posiciona y modela el volumen de visión próxima según las necesidades del usuario. Analiza la postura en visión de cerca y tiene en cuenta la forma en que el usuario lee.
August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, the perfect time to make sure your child is ready for a successful and healthy year at school. ⠀
As your child’s vision continues to develop, it’s important they have their eyes checked to detect issues that can be prevented or corrected before they become more severe. ⠀
Visit FMH.org and search Eye Health to learn more! ⠀
You can't go too far without hearing about Monday's upcoming solar eclipse. Despite all the excitement surrounding the August 21st eclipse, optometrists and astronomical experts are urging viewers to ensure they protect their eyes. Check out this article and CTV news clip about why regular sunglasses just won't cut it. Look for special solar eclipse glasses marked with the "ISO 12312-2" international safety standard on the label to ensure no damage is done to your eyes while viewing the eclipse 😎
This Monday, North America will experience a total eclipse of the sun visible from coast to coast. Imagine what it would be like to live in a permanent eclipse of blindness due to untreated cataract. To help us eliminate cataract blindness consider a gift to HelpMeSee today. https://givenow.helpmesee.org/give/141893/#!/donation/checkout
* VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT*
The King’s College Experience Awards took place in June 2017, rewarding proactive and committed students for their endeavours above and beyond the curricular requirements of their courses.
The winner of the 2017 King’s College Experience London Award was Vikram Sinha, a recent medical doctor graduate who volunteered to lead several workshops on behalf of Eye Heroes.
Vikram volunteered with Eye Heroes and conducted interactive workshops at schools around the capital.
Children are trained through volunteer-led interactive workshops in schools to become eye health champions, and inform adults in their communities about eye health and the benefits of regular eye tests.
In Vikram’s testimonial for the Award, young people can learn skills and develop personally and professionally. Here are some of the skills that Vikram had developed which would stand him in good stead for his work. “Administration and organisation: organising the workshops needed me to be organised from the start. As soon as any school showed interest I had to arrange a meeting and organise my team to attend with the necessary resources… Organisation is a key skill of not just a doctor but also a student; in addition to organising the workshops I also had to keep on top of my work for my degree.
Teamwork and Leadership"
#eyehealth#eyes#goodcause#volunteering#volunteer#doit#medicalschool#medics#giveback#knowledgeispower#lifelessons#community @kings_college_london @eyeheroesuk eyeheroes.org.uk
Hello, HRM! ☀️Important solar eclipse info follows! In HRM, we will see a partial solar eclipse this Monday, August 21st. With any solar eclipse, the moon will never completely cover the sun (even in a total eclipse!) so, to safely watch the eclipse, this should be done ONLY with the use of an ISO approved viewing device. Regular sunglasses are NOT safe for use to watch an eclipse! Making your own pinhole viewer works, too. Remember: the safest way to view the solar eclipse is on TV, or, check out NASA's live stream this Monday! ☀️ visit https://opto.ca/health-library/solar-eclipse-safety for more information on the eclipse from the Canadian Association of Optometrists. ☀️ #solareclipse#optometrist#eyehealth#dartmouth#halifax#bedford#hrm
#FastFactFriday : Looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage or blindness. NEVER look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection. You can use a pinhole camera to watch the progress of the moon across the sun's surface, or try out a set of solar-viewing glasses, which are made from special-purpose solar filters that are hundreds of thousands of times darker than regular sunglasses.
According to NASA, it's OK to look at a total solar eclipse with the naked eye — BUT only for those few moments when the face of the sun is totally obscured by the moon. 🌑 👀
The next total solar eclipse will take place this Monday, August 21, 2017. 🌕🌔🌓🌒🌑🌘🌗🌖🌕
#fact#facts#fact 💯 #factoftheday#factfriday#health#eye#solar#eclipse#safety#sunglasses#eclipse2017#solareclipse#NASA#eyesafety#totaleclipse#eyehealth#sun#moon #😎 #🌑 #☀️ #👀
A woman in Madyha Pradesh, India, having her eye pressure monitored with a Schiotz tonometer. The tonometer measures the intraocular pressure of the eye to screen for glaucoma.
In general a tonometer measures the amount of pressure it takes to flatten the eye. Normal eye pressure is 12-22 mm Hg (millimeters of mercury). Source: Glaucoma.org
Are you prepared for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017? You should never stare directly into a solar eclipse because it can cause serious eye damage. Protect your eyes by wearing the appropriate glasses designed for solar eclipse!
Εάν δυσκολεύεστε στην καθημερινότητα σας λόγω μυωπίας ή αστιγματισμού, μπορείτε πλέον να το διορθώσετε με την επέμβαση laser που πραγματοποιούμε σε ιδιωτική κλινική των Αθηνών με τα πιο έγκυρα αποτελέσματα. 😃👌⠀
Las lentes progresivas #Varilux Computer, creadas especialmente para trabajar con pantallas, proporcionan un mayor confort visual contrarrestando la fatiga visual causada por esfuerzo acomodativo de los ojos.