Eyes Reveal Health Secrets

  The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but they also make pretty good peepholes into the brain. Thanks to an optical version of ultrasound, it is becoming possible to locate and monitor the growth of brain tumours, and to track neurodegenerative conditions like multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease - all by peering into … [Read more...]

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month- April

As I was applying makeup the other day (a rare thing, because I can't see) and poked my eye- got to thinking, do you discuss makeup application with your patients? Do you look at their makeup to determine whether it's safe to use? Some make-up contains lead and other toxic ingredients that people may have a reaction to. The Problems: Allergic … [Read more...]

Video Camera- Transmitter in Prosthetic Eye

EYEBORG-- The Two Week Trial from eyeborg on Vimeo. This is pretty amazing -Take a one eyed film maker, an unemployed engineer, and a vision for something that's never been done before and you have yourself the EyeBorg Project. Rob Spence and Kosta Grammatis are trying to make history by embedding a video camera and a transmitter in a prosthetic … [Read more...]

The First Eyeball Tattoo

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Psychological Effects of Color

Thinking of changing your look? You might consider some of the following colors when remodeling! Scientist have been studying the effects of color on our moods, health and way of thinking for years. While blue is one of the most popular colors it is one of the least appetizing. Blue food is rare in nature. Food researchers say that when humans … [Read more...]

Yoga For Eyes by Paul McCartney

Yoga Eye Exercises    I saw this and thought what a great opportuniy for the optical professional to offer their patients. Why not offer quick evening classes for staff and patients. It would be a great way to get your patients coming back in the door. Even if you didn't do this, it might help staff productivity by doing a 'quick yoga … [Read more...]

Do We Take More Care Of Pets’ Eye Health Than Our Own – e.g. Cataract Prevention

I was out and about the day after New Year's and stopped for a bite to eat. While I was waiting for my sandwich to arrive on that bright and sunny winter afternoon I did one of my favorite things - "people watching". Along came Freddie and his dog Leo. Leo the dog was sporting a pair of sunglasses but his owner Freddie was not. I had to ask why the … [Read more...]

Alternative Medicine and Eye Health

As I have been getting more and more into non-toxic and organic products- I started to wonder, what does that mean for the future of optical. The first Natural Optometrist I ever met, was Dr. Jeff Anshel of the Optometric Nutrition Society The Purpose of the Society is: To sponsor professional symposia as well as a website, and to generate … [Read more...]

Health and Beauty- Non-Toxic Opportunities

As I was smearing lotion and makeup on last night in preparation for New Years Eve- I got to thinking how do cosmetics effect my eye health?  Everybody uses some kind of beauty product, from toothpaste, shampoo and makeup. According to the Environmental Working Group " The 10,500 unique chemical ingredients in these products equate to about one of … [Read more...]

Cosmetic Fillers Around the Eye

As the baby boom generation continues to age, more and more people are seeking cosmetic procedures to help them stave off the affect of the aging process on their appearance. Dermal fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse, ArteFill and Juvederm have been around for a while and although they are FDA approved for the facial area, they are not … [Read more...]