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Steve Belanger

Steve Belanger

So far Steve Belanger has written 5 articles.
12 09, 2018

Do Computers and Digital Devices Harm Your Eyes?

2018-09-11T23:32:15+00:00 By |

There is widespread belief that use of personal electronic devices can cause damage to eyes. This article is an attempt to analyze possible harmful effects and give precautions to minimize those risks. Increased use of cellphones, iPads, digital readers, or personal computers has led many to speculate on cause and effect relationships for failing vision. The possible culprits are eye ...Read more

31 05, 2018

Can Vitamins Help You See Better?

2018-06-01T11:59:49+00:00 By |

The use of eye vitamins and supplements to improve or protect vision is controversial. Not all scientists and eye doctors agree on their merit. After considerable research to honor both sides of the debate I offer my opinion concerning the current consensus on the topic. The best studies were sponsored by the National Eye Institute in 2001 and repeated with ...Read more

27 02, 2018

Smoke In Your Eyes

2018-03-13T18:09:38+00:00 By |

Ever wonder what causes red eyes with either tobacco or marijuana? Can they have long-term effects on vision? Yes, there are some very serious side effects of both drugs. Here is a breakdown. The immediate red eye effect is short-term fast acting irritation of the conjunctival membrane from particulate matter. This is only the tip of the iceberg for side ...Read more

1 12, 2017

What is Asthenopia

2018-03-13T18:33:19+00:00 By |

Although it sounds like a country in the eastern hemisphere, it is a term for severe eyestrain. Asthenopia is caused from weakness in the visual system, including the visual cortex of the brain. It can lead to any of the following symptoms: headaches, sleepiness, poor concentration, light sensitivity, nausea, temporary blurred vision, burning eyes, difficulty reading, irritability, and pain. Poor focus or need ...Read more

10 11, 2017

Natural Ways to Help Red Tired Eyes

2018-03-16T12:03:27+00:00 By |

In the age of instant gratification and temporary quick fixes, there remains a holistic time tested remedy for red eyes. Most burning eye discomfort and concurrent hyperemia, or redness, comes primarily from dryness. Antibiotic drops are often used inappropriately and steroid drops have little long-term benefit. The magic bullet anti-inflammatory drops advertised on TV have their role, but they often ...Read more