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Cosmetic contact lenses a potential problem, opticians say - CBC.ca

Cosmetic contact lenses a potential problem, opticians say - CBC.ca | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
Cosmetic contact lenses a potential problem, opticians say CBC.ca The people trying to perfect a scary look this Halloween with cosmetic contact lenses purchased at party stores should think twice about doing so, say opticians who warn they can...
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vintage sunglasses

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vintage mod sunglasses made in france. oversized plastic frames with a cut-out detail on both arms. the coloring of the frames are a striped

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Are you a fan  of vintage stylings?

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The Most Iconic Celebrity Sunglasses, Ever

The Most Iconic Celebrity Sunglasses, Ever | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
Which sunglasses made the top 15 most iconic sunglasses ever? Find out here! (The most iconic celeb sunglasses; I'm getting ideas!
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Cataract Surgery May Help Prevent Hip Fractures

Cataract Surgery May Help Prevent Hip Fractures | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
Helping older people see more clearly may help to lower their risk for falls and potentially disabling hip fractures. (Addressing vision problems could prevent a number of injuries, especially in senior patients who may be more...
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Human eye movements for vision are remarkably adaptable

Human eye movements for vision are remarkably adaptable | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
When something gets in the way of our ability to see, we quickly pick up a new way to look according to a new study. Our eyes are constantly on the move, darting this way and that.
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He's glad he went to Specsavers: Optician diagnoses grandfather with sky high ... - Daily Mail

He's glad he went to Specsavers: Optician diagnoses grandfather with sky high ... - Daily Mail | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
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He's glad he went to Specsavers: Optician diagnoses grandfather with sky high ...
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The optician explained: 'Mr Day's pressure tests were normal and his prescription hadn't changed, but I wasn't happy with how he was.
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Indoor Tanning Linked To Eye Disease

Indoor Tanning Linked To Eye Disease | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
FDA imposes stricter regulations on indoor tanning devices. (The latest news from AllAboutVision....

Did you know that UV radiation from tanning beds can harm your eyes?
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Chris Hadfield on how eyesight is affected in space

To better understand how vision is impacted in the space environment, astronauts use onboard medical instruments like the tonometer to examine the health of ...
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Another fascinating lesson from Chris Hadfield!

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7 Risk Factors for Glaucoma | ActiveBeat

A staggering four million Americans currently have glaucoma, a condition that causes increased pressure to the optic nerves within the eyeball and lead gradually to complete blindness. But perhaps even more surprising is ...
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Dua's layer discovered at rear of the cornea - Optician Online

Dua's layer discovered at rear of the cornea - Optician Online | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
Dua's layer discovered at rear of the cornea
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A sixth layer of the cornea has been identified and named after the scientist who discovered it.
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The Foundation Fighting Blindness - A Conversation with Yves Sauve about Vitamins and AMD

The Foundation Fighting Blindness - A Conversation with Yves Sauve about Vitamins and AMD | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it

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Lorne Kashin's curator insight, May 21, 2013 2:17 PM

Once again it's what you eat and... pick the right omega.

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Scientists Use New Engineered Virus to Restore Sight | Medicine | Sci-News.com

Scientists Use New Engineered Virus to Restore Sight | Medicine | Sci-News.com | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
Researchers have engineered a new adeno-associated virus that could greatly expand gene therapy to help restore sight to patients with blinding diseases.

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Lorne Kashin's curator insight, June 16, 2013 10:07 AM

A virus as a delivery system. Amazing!

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The Best Men's Sunglasses Trends for Summer 2013

The Best Men's Sunglasses Trends for Summer 2013 | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
When it comes to guys’ sunglasses, the standard old athletic style is no longer the only option. Men’s sunglasses have evolved as a trendy accessory and are an important part of the outfit.

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Zaphon's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:46 AM

Summer Peeps 4 Men

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Why You Should NOT Wear Costume Contact Lenses

Why You Should NOT Wear Costume Contact Lenses | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
Cosmetic contact lenses might seem like the perfect way to enhance your Halloween costume this year, but the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning consumers that the nonprescription lenses could do serious damage to your eyes.
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These are medical devices in Canada as well - be safe!

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Sunglasses That Give Back - Men's Fitness

Sunglasses That Give Back - Men's Fitness | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
Men's Fitness Sunglasses That Give Back Men's Fitness After all, the sun still shines bright during winter's coldest months, and whether you want to block out the glare while driving or just want to look stylish year-round, a good pair of...
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Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Glaucoma, Study Says - U.S. News & World Report

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Glaucoma, Study Says - U.S. News & World Report | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
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Five Fast Facts about Sunglasses

Five Fast Facts about Sunglasses | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
Whether you’re picking up spares at the gas station, or shelling out $500 for the latest pair of Chanel aviators, your sunglasses should work hard for you!  Consider the following facts f...
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Experts weigh in on kids and sunglasses - Newsday

Experts weigh in on kids and sunglasses - Newsday | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
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Q. Should babies wear sunglasses? A. "I really can't argue against it," says Dr. Steven Rubin, co-chief of pediatric ophthalmology for the North Shore-LIJ Health System.
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6 Sure-Fire Tips to Prevent Glaucoma Naturally

6 Sure-Fire Tips to Prevent Glaucoma Naturally | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
Simple ways to prevent the second leading cause of blindness. (6 Sure-Fire Tips to Prevent Glaucoma Naturally http://t.co/2NhhFk4uiM via @mercola)
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Here are things you can do to lower your eye pressure naturally and help to prevent glaucoma!

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Most U.S. adults do not protect their eyes from UV radiation, report says | OphthalmologyTimes

Most U.S. adults do not protect their eyes from UV radiation, report says (Most U.S.
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Can wearing sunglasses make you less of a jerk? : Seriously ...

Can wearing sunglasses make you less of a jerk? : Seriously ... | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
In line with data showing that experimentally and unobtrusively induced facial and body displays facilitate congruent feelings, we found that participants walking against the sun without sunglasses scored higher in a self-report ...
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Interesting theory.....whatever works I guess!

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Sunglasses: inexpensive or top dollar? - Midland Daily News

Sunglasses: inexpensive or top dollar?
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Do you pay a little or a lot for your sunglasses?
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This seems to be a very polarizing topic - what do you think?

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How to get contact lenses after woman turns blind from online purchase - PR Web (press release)

How to get contact lenses after woman turns blind from online purchase - PR Web (press release) | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
How to get contact lenses after woman turns blind from online purchase
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The Sun newspaper highlights the story and optometrist of online retailer Contact Lens Mail Ltd gives us professional insight.
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Some might think these stories sound extreme, but not consulting a vision care professional is truly playing Russian Roulette with one's eyes and overall health.

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20 Best Performances By Sunglasses in Films - Babble

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For our generation there was certainly a sharp increase in sunglasses appearing in films and TV. This is in large part due to a deal that happened in the mid 1980′s.
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5 Things To Look For When Choosing the Right Pair of Sunglasses

5 Things To Look For When Choosing the Right Pair of Sunglasses | Vision Health for Canadians | Scoop.it
As the days grow longer and warmer, we are increasingly drawn outdoors to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. And though we have all heard about how important it is to shield our skin from the potentially damaging rays from ...
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It can't ever be repeated too much!

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