What Tears Are Made of And Why You Cry (Infographic)

Tears are useful. They telegraph all kinds of feelings. They help you see clearly. They wash debris from your eyes. Here you’ll discover everything you need to know about tears. Why they taste salty. Why women cry more than men. What happens when you make too many tears. Why you get dry eye. And more.

7 Surprising Uses for Botulinum Toxin

Most people are familiar with the cosmetic uses of Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin® and other forms of injectable botulinum toxin. But this drug is good for more than just paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. It can also be used to treat a range of conditions – from serious pain disorders to less serious medical issues. … Read More

Take a Moment to Blink (Infographic)

When was the last time you had a staring contest? It may have been more recently than you think — in fact, it could be happening right now. Not with another human but rather with your computer monitor. Read the full story 5 Fixes for Computer Vision Syndrome

Grandma Was A Health Hacker (Infographic)

Good ol’ Grandma. The sound of her kindly voice alone could make you feel better when you were sick. But not all of Grandma’s old-time remedies — health hacks, if you will — stand up to close scientific scrutiny. In fact, some are downright silly. Let’s have a look at Grandma’s medicine chest and see … Read More

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Do’s and Don’ts for Contact Lens Wearers

Even though your daily contact lens routine may seem to be working well, experts say some common practices can be threatening to eye health. “It’s a lack of information,” says ophthalmologist Jeffrey Goshe, MD. “People aren’t being told to do most of the things that are standard for contact lens care.” Dr. Goshe shares these … Read More

Eye Disease Rates Rise Along With Diabetes Cases

A new study finds the number of people with vision problems is increasing.  And this is partly due to the increasing number of people who have diabetes. Rishi Singh, MD, did not take part in the study but is an ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute. He says it isn’t easy to catch these … Read More

Think Twice About Decorative Contact Lenses (Video)

Pediatric ophthalmologist Paul Rychwalski, MD, says both kids and adults should think twice about using decorative contact lenses on Halloween. “The front surface of our eye, on which the contact lens lies, requires oxygen in the tear film and from the air,” says Dr. Rychwalski. “If we cover that with a piece of plastic we’re … Read More

Why Kids Need Back to School Eye Exams

You may be knee deep in school supplies as the new year approaches, but don’t forget about your children’s health, especially their eyes. Ophthalmologist Rishi Singh, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute, says it’s never a bad idea to have your child’s eyesight checked at the start of each new school year. During adolescence, … Read More

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Baby Boomers: You Can Preserve Your Sight

Most of us get our eyes checked routinely — especially if we need a prescription for glasses or contacts. But there’s a more important reason to get annual examinations after age 65: the changes that occur with age. Even if our vision seems fine, certain age-related eye conditions develop very slowly, notes Cleveland Clinic Cole … Read More

Why You Should Consider a Yearly Eye Exam

Your next trip to the ophthalmologist could reveal more than a vision problem. It turns out, you can find out a lot about your health during an eye exam. Ophthalmologist Rishi Singh, MD, says diseases and other issues may show up when you have your eyes checked. What your eye exam could reveal Dr. Rishi … Read More