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Acuvue Toric to be Discontinued

Johnson & Johnson vision care, manufacturer of the popular Acuvue contact lens product line announced their plans to discontinue their Acuvue Toric lens. This move comes in an effort to focus their attention on the newer Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism lens which is based on their Silicone Hydrogel technology.
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Can Astigmatism Be Cured?

Astigmatism occurs in varying degrees in each eye. A minor degree usually causes slight blurriness while a major degree causes blurred vision especially for distant objects.

Astigmatism is a refractive error as a result of an irregularly-shaped cornea. The cornea is usually shaped like a football instead of a baseball. For people with slight astigmatism, correction is not necessarily required. In fact, it may exist since birth and worsens as people age.
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Check And Change Your Eyeglass

As people age, more health problems come out from head to toe. It’s part of life, some people would say but the truth is, we can prevent these unhealthy conditions if we’re only conscious enough of our physical well-being.

Take for instance our eyes, the so-called “windows of our soul.” Sometimes because of the fact that we can still see things clearly, we tend to take them for granted. We read books in whatever way we want, we work in front of the computer for hours without resting our eyes and then wash our face. The result? Vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and so on that leads us to wear eyeglasses for many years or for life.
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Use your FSA Money for your Contacts Purchase

Don’t forget to use your FSA money when ordering contact lenses online. Most online contact lens sites now offer the option of funding your purchase using your FSA money. However, time is running out, if you plan to use your FSA money to stock up on covered items such as contact lenses you will have to do so by March 15. Don’t let this money go to waste by neglecting to use it in time. So plan ahead and order your lenses today.

What Are Puffy Eyes?

You would know if you have puffy eyes because your eyes start to swell. Notice that the skin around the eyes is so thin and is full of blood vessels. After some time, puffy eyes will just vanish. But in case, pain, discomfort, blurry vision and other conditions are experienced, you need to have your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist.

The causes of puffy eyes range from fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes and other factors. When you cry, for instance, you usually have swollen eyes afterwards. This is because the body reacts to emotions and triggers more blood to flow through the eyes resulting in swelling. Too many tears can also strain the eyes. Sleeping may also cause puffy eyes due to too much sodium in the diet and too much alcohol intake.

To eliminate normal puffy eyes, there are a few simple remedies you can choose. Wash your face with ice cold water or drink plenty of water to cleanse your system. Limit also your sodium intake. If you have cucumber at home, place two slices on the eyes for several minutes or moisten tea bags in cold water, chill them first before placing them over your closed eyelids for a few minutes.