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5 Natural Ways to Treat Your Eye Cyst

A chalazion is the medical term for a cyst (a small nodule) that develops around your eye, usually caused by an infected or blocked oil gland. You will often feel a hard lump, sometimes with pain and swelling around the infected area. Here are some natural methods that you can try to treat the problem. If all else fails, then you'll need to visit an eye clinic, where a professional may suggest a simple surgical procedure to remove the lump. Read More 

Two Eye Problems Associated With Rheumatoid Arthritis

As an inflammatory autoimmune condition, rheumatoid arthritis can affect parts of your body other than your joints. Inflammation of the eyes can leave you prone to developing scleritis or Sjogren's syndrome, so regular eye exams should form part of your healthcare plan. Here's an overview of these two conditions: Scleritis Scleritis is a serious eye condition that can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. It causes the white part of your eye to become inflamed. Read More 

Look beyond the frame! Have you considered coloured contacts?

Would you like to change your look next time you change your eyewear prescription? Think outside the frame of your glasses, and try some funky and fun coloured contacts. You may have experimented with changes to the colour of your hair, skin and nails. Why not try a temporary change of eye colour? Where can you get coloured contact lenses? Visit your optometrist when you decide to make the change from frames to contacts and check that your prescription can be used in a contact lens; most prescriptions are suitable, bifocals included. Read More