Blog Posts in November, 2013

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  • Is Your Beauty Routine Irritating Your Eyes?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 27-Nov-2013

    Eye makeup should make you feel more beautiful, not irritate your eyes. However, many women suffer from symptoms caused by cosmetic products and, in extreme cases, have experienced serious infections and even blindness. Cosmetics can irritate the eyes in a variety of ways. Redness, itching, and swelling can result from allergies or infection produced by bacteria or fungi growing in the product or ...
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  • What Does Your Eye Color Say about You?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 25-Nov-2013

    “The eyes are the windows to the soul,” says the old proverb, but is there any credibility to that statement? Can your eye color determine your personality or even your health? In centuries past, eye color was a significant factor in medical diagnosis through the pseudoscience known as iridology. According to iridologists, the irises of the eye act as a map to the various parts of the ...
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  • Feast Your Eyes on Better Health This Thanksgiving

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 20-Nov-2013

    What you eat can help or hurt your health, including your eyes. As you prepare for your Thanksgiving Day feast, why not plan on incorporating some foods that are good for your eye health ? Vitamins and minerals found in many foods, especially fruits and vegetables, can help keep your eyes healthy. These nutrients also prevent vision loss and may help prevent some eye conditions such as night ...
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  • Reading in the Dark: Is It Really Bad for Your Eyes?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Nov-2013

    Were you the child who got in trouble for reading under the covers with a flashlight after your parents had told you to go to bed? Did your mom or dad chide you, saying you’d hurt your eyes and have to wear glasses if you read in the dark? Were they telling you the truth, or is the thought that reading in dim light hurts your eyes simply an old wives’ tale? What’s the truth about ...
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  • What is Latisse Exactly?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-Nov-2013

    Are your eyelashes short or thin? Do you wish you had longer, fuller eyelashes? Latisse® is a product that can help you achieve the look you’re hoping for. Latisse® spurs growth of longer, fuller, darker eyelashes, no trips to the salon for false lashes required. It is the only prescription treatment for eyelashes approved by the FDA, but it’s discovery wasn’t entirely ...
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  • Diabetes: Leading Cause of Blindness

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Nov-2013

    Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition caused by diabetes in which the retina is damaged by leaky blood vessels. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can lead to irreversible blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of retinal blindness in the world. Approximately 26 million men, women and children in the United States have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. About 25 percent of diabetics ...
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  • November is American Diabetes Month

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 4-Nov-2013

    The American Diabetes Association has designated November as American Diabetes Month to raise awareness about this life-threatening illness. Nearly 26 million men, women and children in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes and another 79 million are at risk for developing type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes can lead to serious eye conditions, including diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. ...
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  • Changing Lives in Belize!

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-Nov-2013

    Drs. Faisal Haq and Kimberly Warren are taking a team of 6 people to Belize City in February of 2014 to perform eye surgery. The people of Belize have very little access to eye care given the severe shortage of ophthalmologists in the country. The Key-Whitman surgical team will be in Belize for a week and will perform cataract surgery on as many patients as possible. Although the doctors are ...
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