In my opinion, not everyone can pull off color contact lenses, in most cases they make your look like a VAMPIRE- unless they blend well with their eye color-if not please save it for HALLOWEEN.
In my recent readings, I’ve found some important information when considering colored contacts:
- Can cause redness of the eye or worse, an allergic reaction. (If not cared for correctly)
– Also reduces the permeability of oxygen and thus leads to reduced corneal nutrition.
– Poor Visibility (unsuitable for driving & sports)
– Cannot override natural eye color
– May experience glare, halo’s, reduced vision due to contact sliding over eye.
General Contact Lens Wear tips:
-Wash your hands & dry with paper towels.
-Never use water with your contacts or case. (Water contains bacteria)
- Replace contact lens case every 3-4 months.
- Do Not Sleep with your contacts on!—This will prevent infections, tear of cornea, lots of pain etc. (Your eyes need oxygen)
-Do Not Wear contacts when Sick or with Major Allergies. Your eye swells and contacts will wrap around your eye and may scratch cornea or have an infection.
- Do Not Swim or Shower with Contacts. Again (Water contains bacteria & may loose contact)
-Do Not Over-extend the wear of your lenses.
-Do Not share your contacts with anyone. (It’s for personal use, prescribed to you only)
-Check expiration dates on solution bottles.
- Get an exam every year.
-Always have clean cut nails.
- Always use new solution every time you put contacts in their case and rinse before wearing them.
-Always have a back up pair of glasses.
- When using eye drops make sure they are contact lenses approved. (Blink is a pretty good over the counter brand)
Hope this information helps,
Natymarie eye-wear specialist
We are surrounded by technology everyday 24/7. Here are some ways you can improve your eyesight:
- 20/20/20 Rule:
Every 20 minutes of starring at your computer look away to about 20 feet for 20 seconds and blink. This will prevent eye dryness & eye fatigue. (You don’t blink when starring at things too closely).
- Eat healthy foods:
Such as berries, leafy greens, carrots, egg yolks, fish, sweet potatoes etc. Red onions are known to prevent cataracts. Green and yellow veggies to prevent macular generation.
-Exercise your muscles:
Take a mini nap, massage your temples, focus & roll your eyes.
-Get enough sleep:Try to get about 8 hours of sleep daily.
To prevent Cataracts and bear eye illnesses.
Makeup remover, clean towels, hats & goggles.
Who would have known that these little berries will help you enhance your eye sight and fight against vision loss?! All I heard as a child was “Eat your carrots for your eyes!”
The bluer they are the more protection they have for your eyes.
-Improved nighttime visual acuity
- More rapid reaction to darkness
-Faster adjustment following exposure to glare
As Dr. Oz states: “Anthocyanin-rich blueberries, grapes, and goji berries have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help improve your vision.”
Keeping a positive attitude for the New Year! As you may see, I had created a New Year bucket list! And well I can say I have been able to cross off most of the things in this list! Everything in red is done and most I continue to do in a weekly basis. If feel so proud of myself! I can a full ride scholarship for grad school & graduated with my BA last week. Feeling great!
New Year Bucket list:
*Apply for scholarships
*Get in to grad school
*More ME time
*Do activities related to Sea Turtles (Coming this Summer!)
*Work on community projects
*Have a blast in my last semester of undergrad!
*Have fun with friends & Family
*Pay of credit card (Must do this Summer!)
*Spend time with bf <3 Adventures!!
*Try new cuisines
*Learn how to cook & be a great cook (working on it)
*Keep myself organized & stress free (working on it)
*Have a blast all year long!!!
Some things to keep in mind throughout the year!!!
Hey guys! As many of you may already know plastic bottle caps are not bio-degradable and are not necessarily recyclable. Many of these caps end up in our wildlife’s stomachs, thus causing their long painful death. I am taking the initiative to collect as many of these as possible to create recyclable art projects. This will minimize our trash & the chances of hurting our wildlife.
I will be collecting all kinds of plastic caps from bottles to jars. I am also collecting aluminum caps/ tabs from beer & soda. The aluminum soda/beer tabs will be benefiting the Orlando Ronald McDonald’s House of Charities. The rest of the caps/tabs being collected will go towards the recycling art projects to create awareness towards protecting our wildlife.
If you would like to help me collect these, I would really appreciate it. You can start from what you consume, and tell your friends to help me make this an amazing project. Thank you! Every little cap/tab helps!
Contact me to arrange a time/place for pick up, once you have plenty.
Great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present research internationally!
Deadline to apply: December 16th 2012
Presentation dates: January 18th & 19th 2013