costume contact lenses

October – Halloween Safety Month

To avoid a real-life Halloween horror story – going blind because of a costume accessory – the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning the public against wearing costume contact lenses purchased without a prescription. These illegally sold cosmetic lenses may not be sterile and can cause a host of serious eye problems capable of morphing …

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What Is a Corneal Ulcer (Keratitis)?

What Is a Corneal Ulcer (Keratitis)? Leer en Español: ¿Qué es una úlcera de la córnea (queratitis)?Written By: David TurbertReviewed By: William Barry Lee MDNov. 20, 2019 A corneal ulcer (also known as keratitis) is an open sore on the cornea. The cornea covers the iris and the round pupil, much like a watch crystal covers the face of a watch. A …

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Why face masks can make eyes feel dry, and what you can do about it

Face masks help reduce coronavirus transmission, which has prompted mandates and expert recommendations for their use where social distancing is difficult. As the world emerges from shutdowns, wearing face masks for extended periods of time in settings such as offices will increase. While these protective measures are essential to combating COVID-19’s spread, a new phenomenon is emerging: increasing reports …

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