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To make an appointment at West Side Eye Clinic, you can reach us at (504) 347-8434. For more information, you can submit a request at info@westsideeyeclinic.com. We are located at 4601 Wichers Drive in Marrero and are at your service Monday through Wednesday from 9am – 5pm; Thursday and Friday from 9am – [...]

Safety Glasses & Mowing The Lawn

WHY SHOULD I WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WHEN MOWING MY LAWN? Protective eye gear is equally important in many different situations. While mowing and edging your lawn, it is imperative to protect your eyes from hazardous UVA and UVB rays from the sun as well.  However, you should wear polycarbonate safety glasses with side protection that [...]

2017-10-24T13:54:55+00:00 Eye Safety, Tips|

Halloween Contacts …The Dangers of Cosmetic Contact Lenses

HALLOWEEN CONTACTS… THE DANGERS OF COSMETIC CONTACT LENSES Masquerading is fun, especially for Halloween. There are so many different costumes to choose from and specialty makeup is so readily available. Cosmetic contact lenses can complete the ensemble creating a convincing look. Although it is desirable to have a comprehensive disguise when costuming, Halloween contacts can [...]

Can Looking Directly into the Sun Hurt My Eyes?

CAN LOOKING DIRECTLY INTO THE SUN HURT MY EYES? Solar retinopathy, or short-term damage to the eyes, occurs when too much ultra-violet light has penetrated the retina when a person has stared at the sun for several minutes. Although it is difficult to quantify the length of time it takes for damage to [...]

Video Games & Eyesight

HOW CAN VIDEO GAMES AFFECT YOUR VISION? Video games have become increasingly popular since there inception in the 1980’s. They require the player to stare at the screen over long playing periods, giving the player little time to rest their eyes. It equates to working at the computer too long and developing Computer Vision Syndrome [...]

2017-05-16T13:14:57+00:00 Eye Safety, Tips|

Sunglasses – Fashion or Protection

Sunglasses are so much more than fashion accessories....They protect your eyes. When you slip on your favorite pair of shades every time you leave the house, there’s so much more going on than meets the eye. There are so many reasons to put those sunglasses on apart from how they look. They should be worn [...]

2017-05-01T09:30:33+00:00 Eye Safety, Glasses, Tips|

Swimming & Contact Lenses

Should You Swim With Your Contact Lenses? If  you wear contact lens and decide to take a swim, it is safer for your eye health to remove the contact lenses before diving in. Swimming pool water is chlorinated to keep it sanitized. The chlorine helps reduce water-borne bacteria and viruses and prevent pathogens and disease [...]