October is Home Eye Safety Awareness Month

October has been named Home Eye Safety Awareness Month by the group Prevent Blindness America. Most eye injuries occur at home. Here are some guidelines for at-home eye safety, provided by Optometry Times: Chemical Burns Immediately flush the eye with water. Hold the eye under a faucet or shower, or pour water into the eye using a clean container. Keep … Read More

Eye Tests: There’s an App for That

These days, it seems there’s truly an app for everything. Got a smartphone? There are apps out now for testing your visual acuity, astigmatism and more. While we at Newton Eye Care Center know there’s no replacement for an optometrist’s care, it might be fun to check these out. Learn more about the apps here. And if you find you … Read More

Superhero Nutrients Can Help Protect Our Eyes

We know protein helps build our muscles. Calcium helps our bones. But what about our eyes? There are actually superhero nutrients that work for the benefit of your eyesight! Among them: Omega 3: A national Eye Institute study in 2009 found that people who ate oily fish at least once a week, which is an excellent source of Omega 3, … Read More

What to Do When You Get Something in Your Eye

It can happen in a blink: Something in your eye. Our first inclination is to rub it, but that can cause further damage. So, what do you do? Here are some first-aid tips: • Wash with lots of water. Use only water, as over-the-counter eye drops could further aggravate the eye. • Do not rub the eye. • If the … Read More

Pink Eye: What It Is, and How to Deal With It

School is back in full swing: And so are germs. One of the most common eye conditions for our precious kids to spread around is conjunctivitis, or pink eye. Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the membrane covering the inner eyelid and most of the eyeball. This inflammation causes the normally clear membrane to turn red, usually with some type of discharge. … Read More

You Don’t Have to Live with Dry Eyes

We all have dry eyes at some points throughout life, but if you’re over 50 or you’re a woman after menopause, chances are dry eyes are more of a problem than they used to be. There are many causes of dry eyes at any age, however. Contacts causing dry eyes? Taking medication that causes it? Contact Newton Eye Care Center … Read More

What You Don’t Know About Sunglasses Could Hurt You

From the Huffington Post: Exposing your peepers to the sun could trigger a host of serious health problems, including painful sunburns and cataracts. What’s worse, buying sunglasses can be a complicated, cryptic process (what do those labels mean, anyhow?). So we asked Sumers and William Brown, O.D., Ph.D., of the department of ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic, to help us … Read More

‘Cool’ Laser Could Stop Diabetics Going Blind

A new “cool” laser is being hailed as something that could save the sight of millions of diabetics. The new eye treatment uses a low-heat laser that leaves healthy parts of the eyes unharmed! Want to know more about this new laser? Click here. Are you a diabetic who needs eye care? We can help. Contact Newton Eye Care Center … Read More

Here’s Something You Don’t See Everyday: A Flying Eye Hospital

ORBIS, a nonprofit, humanitarian organization dedicated to saving sight worldwide, prevents and treats blindness through hands-on training, public health education, improved access to quality eye care, and partnerships with local health care organizations, has announced that its Flying Eye Hospital program is visiting Kolkata, India, for the fourth time to conduct an intensive and comprehensive training and skills exchange program … Read More

Bionic Eye Gives Blind Patients Chance to See Again

Now here’s some exciting news: The three patients in a trial using an early prototype bionic eye have been able to locate shapes on a screen after the device’s camera was connected with a stimulator to produce an image using 20 electrodes. The milestone means patients in the trial have a working system that can convert real-world images into bionic … Read More