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Are Staring Contests Bad For Your Eyes?

Staring Contests As a child, have you ever engaged in a staring contest with a friend where the first one to blink loses the competition? It all seems rather harmless in the scheme of things. Just a friendly little competition for the fun of it! However, are staring contests bad for our eyes? Blinking [...]

Can Spicy Foods Affect Your Eyesight?

CAN SPICY FOODS AFFECT YOUR EYESIGHT? Spicy foods negatively affect a poorly operating digestive system and can unblock congested sinus passageways, but the question is: can spicy food affect our eyesight? Nothing has been scientifically verified to prove a connection between eating spicy food and a negative affect on your eyesight. However, when preparing meals [...]

2018-04-20T14:08:45+00:00Eye Safety, Tips|

I can’t believe my eyes

To make an appointment at West Side Eye Clinic to evaluate your vision, 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 [...]

Why do we see mirages?

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+00:00Eye 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 [...]