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What Eye Freckles Can Tell You About Your Health 

Have you ever noticed little specks in the iris (the colored part) of your eyes? New research in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science is shedding light on these so-called eye freckles, and why some people have them and others don’t. The specks, which occur in about 60% of the population, are …

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How to View the Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Eyes

It’s rare, spectacular, and almost here: on August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the United States, in a 70-mile-wide swath that stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. For a stunning two minutes, the moon will completely cover the sun. Those in the “path of totality,” as this swath is called, …

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The Black Eyeliner Mistake Too Many Women Make

A little black liner along the lash line creates the illusion of larger eyes and fuller lashes. But do it wrong, or simply overdo it, and you’ll risk looking like Courtney Love circa the nineties. Source: Giphy Yikes—not exactly the wide-eyed look you’re going for. “Eyeliner is meant to frame …

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Can I Wear My Colored Contacts Every Day?

  Q: Are cosmetic contacts safe to wear every day? Yes, as long as they aren’t a random pair picked off the rack at the Halloween store. Just like contact lenses that correct your vision, decorative contacts are overseen by the FDA and require a prescription. While there may be …

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7 Eye Symptoms and What They Could Mean

Whether you look like you pulled the world’s longest all-nighter or feel so itchy you want to claw your eyeballs out, you shouldn’t just slap on a pair of sunglasses and ignore it. Treating properly can help you avoid complications, says Stephanie J. Marioneaux, MD, spokesperson for the American Academy …

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This Man's Photos Capture How Lazy Eye Surgery Changed His Life

“Life changing surgery comes in all shapes and sizes,” wrote Ryan Williams in a recent post on Reddit about the procedure he had to correct his lazy eye. “[Twenty-four] years of insecurity and I can finally start living my life properly.”  Williams shared before-and-after pictures of his face on March 21, one week after …

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