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Best Monoculars for Hikers, Sports Fans, Birdwatchers & More

The best monoculars are made for more than just looking at things. They’re made for exploring nature and getting close to the action, so they are often lightweight, easy to use, and durable. With these features, they work well for sports fans, hikers, birdwatchers, and outdoor enthusiasts. What Is a Monocular? A monocular is a […]

uva vs uvb radiation

UVA vs. UVB Radiation: What Is the Difference & How to Stay Protected

UVA rays have a longer wavelength than UVB rays. This length difference can influence the effect that exposure has on the body. For example, UVA is linked to the aging of skin, while UVB can cause sunburns.  UVA rays comprise 95 percent of the UV radiation reaching the surface of the Earth. What Is UV […]

medications that affect your eyes and how

Medications That Affect Your Eyes (& How)

All medications are accompanied by side effects, some of which can be particularly severe and even result in permanent symptoms to other parts of the body. Medications are intended to treat specific symptoms associated with a medical condition, but because the body functions as a holistic, dynamic, and interrelated system, it is not always possible […]

best magnifying glass for reading

The Best Magnifying Glass (or Magnifiers) for Reading

The aging process often includes changes in overall eyesight and vision. Age-related farsightedness makes it difficult to see things up close. For many individuals who enjoy reading, glasses or magnifiers become necessary in order to curl up with a nice book. Below, we’ve outlined what magnifying glasses are, why they are often used, and when […]

eye anatomy

Eye Anatomy: Understanding the Parts of the Eye & How We See

The eye has 14 essential components, with each playing an integral role in the ability to process visual stimuli and produce images in the visual cortex.  This organ can generally be divided into its outer, surface, frontal, and back regions. Each area works together to allow for visual stimuli to be detected physically by the […]

woman with long eyelashes

Latisse: Benefits, Side Effects & More

Latisse is the first prescription treatment for inadequate or scarce eyelashes. It aids in growing eyelashes to be darker, fuller, and longer.   Latisse’s side effects may include brown darkening of the colored part of the eye, which is likely to remain permanent.  It may also cause eyelid skin darkening (though it may be reversible), hair […]

under eye fillers side effects

Under-Eye Fillers: Side Effects, Costs, & What to Expect

Under-eye fillers can improve the appearance of the area under the eye, lessening dark circles.  Uses for Under-Eye Fillers Under-eye fillers are primarily used to plump up the area beneath the eyes, smooth out fine wrinkles, and lessen the appearance of dark under-eye circles. Types of Under-Eye Filler (Brands/Products/Ingredients) The use of eye fillers makes […]

allergy eye drops

Allergy Eye Drops: Types, Best Brands & More

Allergy eye drops can provide relief from troubling allergy symptoms, such as eye redness, itchiness, and irritation. Eye-Related Allergy Symptoms According to the CDC, as many as 60 million people are affected by allergies in the United States each year.  According to the Asthma & Allergy Network, 1 in 5 Americans are diagnosed with allergies, […]

20-40 vision

20-40 Vision: What Does It Mean?

If you have a score of 20/40, it means that your vision is less than perfect but still pretty good.  The familiar term is 20/20, which indicates that your vision is what people can normally see from 20 feet away. With 20/40, you can see at 20 feet what an average person sees at 40 […]

green eyes

Green Eyes: Advantages, Disadvantages & More

Green eyes are the rarest color, with only 2 percent of the world population naturally having green eyes. The largest concentration of green eyes is found in Ireland and Scotland, where 86 percent of the population has blue or green eyes. What Causes Green Eyes? Green eyes are not caused by pigmentation, but by a […]

blue eyes

Blue Eyes: Advantages, Disadvantages & More

Blue eyes are considered rare. Approximately 8 to 10 percent of the world’s population has blue eyes.  The color blue is considered a genetic alteration, which may have occurred about 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. Before that point, it was believed that most people had brown eyes. In the United States, blue eyes are becoming […]

hazel eyes

Hazel Eyes: Advantages, Disadvantages & More

Hazel-colored eyes are often described as light brown, greenish-brown, golden, and hazel.  Like the color of the hazelnut, this color is unique and variable. It may contain flecks or flickers of other colors, which cause the iris to feature shades of blue, amber, green, or even orange. Hazel eyes are rare, and this may contribute […]