The sun has started gracing us with its warm presence!
Many Idahoans are already anticipating the days to come: of the endless hours basking in the sun’s rays, hiking those mountain trails, roaring across dirt roads on those four wheelers and getting those hands dirty with garden soil.
Come late August you will be feeling better than ever, right?
Previously we introduced you to pinguecula, that little yellowish growth composed of harmless calcium and protein deposits that can develop on the cornea of your eyes. Now let us introduce you to pingucula’s bigger and more attention seeking sibling: Pterygium.
Ever look at a list of ingredients on a new beauty product and wonder if it’s really safe to put on your face or near your eyes? Did you know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate the chemicals used in beauty and cosmetic products? The only thing the FDA monitors is the mislabeling of ingredients. They can’t control whether something is labeled hypoallergenic or organic and they can’t even force a company to remove or recall dangerous chemicals, they only send warning letters!
There are a number of very good reasons that you should keep your fingers out of your eyes, especially at a time like this- when the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire. But this concept isn't new. Doctors have encouraged people not to touch their eyes (especially if they haven't washed their hands) for eons.
Putting in your contacts is a task that gets quicker and easier over time. However, that doesn't mean that any of the proper steps should be abandoned to make it go faster. Here are some crucial things to remember when it comes to caring for your contacts and your eyes.