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Mighty Lip Balm

Eye docs caution against “Beezin'”

A trend that has teens applying Burt’s Bees lip balm to their eyelids is alarming doctors from the American Optometric Association. According to reports, some teens have started applying the balm to their eyelids to achieve a tingling sensation caused by the peppermint oil ingredient. While using a natural product may seem harmless, eye docs […] [Read More]
Categories: eye injuries

Sports cause eye injuries

As teams and fans alike prepare for March Madness, it’s also an important time to consider sports eye safety. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, basketball is the leading cause of sports eye injuries among 15 to 24 year-olds. What’s more, one in ten college basketball players will sustain an eye injury each […] [Read More]
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Glaucoma patients needed for study

Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut in Fairfield seeks patients who have been treated, without success, for glaucoma, for one of three separate clinical trials currently underway or scheduled to begin shortly. The individual trials will address issues including: Lowering eye pressure due to glaucoma with the possibility of reducing dependence on glaucoma medication Treatment of glaucoma […] [Read More]

Kaboom! How to avoid fireworks injuries this weekend

July Fourth is just days and away, and you know what that means: That’s right — the weekend will be full of ample opportunity to enjoy fireworks displays. But if you’re planning to enjoy the festivities, medical experts urge caution. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commision, about 8,600 fireworks-related injuries happened in […] [Read More]