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Fishing for Evidence on Omega-3s and Dry Eyes

12 Feb 2020

Are omega-3s the new vitamin C? In the past few years, these fats, primarily found in fish and flaxseeds, have acquired a reputation as veritable superheroes. Have arthritis? Try omega-3s! Don’t...

The Real Connection Between Carrots and Vision

29 Nov 2019

During World War II, the British Royal Air Force started a rumour that carrots gave their fighter pilots sharp vision and accuracy. This was not true. Radar was responsible for their success...

Looking at the Science of Sunglasses

24 May 2019

The sunglasses at the dollar store feel flimsy, yet I buy a pair. It costs me $1.43. The sticker on one of the lenses states “UV 400 Protection”. I walk over to a fancy sunglasses store and ask the...

Did you know that the real name for eye sleepies is rheum, and it doesn't only come from your eyes?

1 Nov 2018

Sleepies, eye gunk, eyeboogers… Whatever you call them, the proper name for that gunk that collects in the corners of your eyes is rheum. It's exuded from your eyes while you sleep (as you know)...

It’s Not the Smoke from a Joint That Makes Your Eyes Red

12 Jul 2018

The familiar red and glassy-eyed stare of someone who’s high was previously thought to be due to the irritation of eyes by pot smoke. But, now we know that weed makes your eyes red for the same...

Are Cats and Dogs Colourblind?

23 Apr 2018

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