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2015

3 Tips to Preventing Microbial Biofilm Formation in Contact Lens Cases

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Australians simply don’t have the best eyesight, with close to 50 percent of the population needing to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to improve their vision. Contact lenses tend to be more popular than eyeglasses as they are convenient, less of a hassle and do not disrupt one’s physical features and appearance. With that said, taking care of your contact lenses is much more difficult than maintaining your eyeglasses. It is not uncommon for microbes to form a biofilm over the inner surface of the contact lens cases and contaminate any contact lenses that are stored inside.…

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Understanding The Impact Of Rheumatoid Arthritis On Your Eye Health

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Rheumatoid arthritis is often associated with joint stiffness, but it can cause inflammation in other parts of your body. When rheumatoid arthritis affects your eyes, the inflammatory reaction that occurs can leave you susceptible to developing two serious eye conditions. Here’s what you need to know about these two conditions: Sjogren’s Syndrome This condition occurs when the lacrimal glands, which are responsible for making tears, become inflamed. The inflammation prevents the correct level of moisture reaching your cornea, causing your eyes to dry out.…

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"They're too fiddly!" And 3 Other Reasons You Think You're Too Old For Contact Lenses

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If you think there’s an age limit for wearing contact lenses then you’re probably still clinging to myth and bad experiences. Contact lenses have significantly improved over the years and are evolving all the time in terms of creating more comfortable and affordable lens types. If you’re still sticking to one of the following excuses, best kick them to the curb now and give contact lenses a chance. Excuse 1 “…

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