Eye Stye

Our bodies are full of biological processes that remain a mystery to laymen, and even scientists. Understanding every part of your body, every organism that co-exists with you, and every function it all serves is next to impossible. There are even bacteria that...

Sleep In Your Eyes

I have vague memories of the first time I noticed “sleep in my eyes”. I was a bit perturbed by the crust that had formed in the corners of my eyes, so I asked my mom about it. She told me that it was sleep, and not to worry about it. This was highly confusing: I...

Progressive Lenses

When it comes to technology, progress is usually a very good thing. Progressive lenses aren’t called progressive because they’re the next step in a particular kind of vision care (even though they are); rather, they’re so named because of the layout of the lens...

Liquids for Contact Lenses

Longtime readers of this blog will know that we love to get into the nitty gritty of everything eyecare (though we’d rather you didn’t get any grit in your eyes). We’ve already written a primer on contact lenses, as well as tips on how to clean your glasses; put the...

Lens Coatings

There’s a problem that’s worked it’s way into our hyper-connected society called “decision paralysis”. The problem, at its core, is this: when a person is presented with too many different options, and not enough information, they become incapable of making a choice....

Why Are My Eyes Red?

Our eyes are incredibly sensitive. That comes as no surprise; they’re incredibly complex organs that allow us to understand the universe in precise detail. We intuitively appreciate the importance of our eyes, so it’s no wonder that people grow concerned when they see...

Photophobia

What is photophobia? You probably know what phobias are; they’re fears! So is photophobia a fear of photos? Well, not quite. Maybe it’s a fear of photons? Well, not quite, but we’re getting closer. “Photo” is more or less the Greek word for light. Is photophobia a...

Eyelid Surgery

You’ve probably heard a lot about eyelid surgery, from the double eyelid surgeries that have been all the rage in Korea to the eyelid surgeries we see in the West that help to reduce the appearance of aging and droopy eyelids. These surgeries are not completed by an...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

They say the eyes are the gateway to the soul; the truth of that might be left to philosophers and poets, but I can tell you with certainty that the eyes are the gateway to understanding more about the physiology of an individual. While that’s a less flowery...