Posts Tagged ‘Eyes’

Eye on Beauty

April 15, 2011

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder, but it turns out a person’s eyes determines whether someone finds them attractive or not.

Research published in Ethology finds that people with bloodshot eyes are considered sadder, unhealthier and less attractive than people whose eye whites are untinted.

So what does this mean?  Well, for one thing, it’s apparently the first time eye redness has been viewed as an indicator of emotion.  Also…like opposable thumbs…this tendency is apparently unique to humans.

This is bad news during allergy season.  Also if you tend to overwear your contacts.  Thank goodness for eye drops!  However, I wouldn’t be surprised, if eye drop companies rebrand their products as beauty aids.


Snow Day!

December 28, 2010

Now that the worst of the snow is over, today’s the day to go outside and play!  Don’t forget to bundle up (layers are key) and wear those sunglasses.  You don’t want the brightness of the sun hitting the snow burning your corneas!  I kid not, check this out.

White Heat

November 17, 2009

It’s November and by now you’ve probably packed away all your summer clothes and rocking those chunky knit sweaters and boots.  But there’s one summer accessory that should be part of your winter wardrobe…sunglasses! 

Sure, the sun isn’t as warm as it is during those fleeting summer months, but it’s just as bright, if not brighter, especially on those days when there’s some snow on the ground.  All my skiers know what I’m talking about!  For those of you who don’t…it’s Science 101,  guys. 

White reflects which means more of those harmful UV rays bounce back into your eyes.  That reflecting quality is also the same reason why you’re told to wear white during the summer to keep cool. 

So keep the shades handy!  And may those thoughts of summer surf and sand while wearing them will keep you warm this winter!

Cover Your Eyes

September 2, 2009

The last weekend of the summer is upon us and if you’re heading to the beach for the long weekend, don’t forget to pack the sunscreen and the sunglasses.


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Now we all know that lying out in the sun without sunscreen is bad (even deadly) for your skin, but you should also be taking steps to protect your eyes.

It’s as simple as wearing sunglasses the next time you head out on a sunny day.

Now, I don’t want to hear about how you don’t wear sunglasses because they cause weird tan lines or that they make you nauseous. (Seriously, I have a friend who says wearing shades makes her queasy.) According to the experts, prolonged exposure to bright sun can lead to cataracts and retina damage down the road. And those of us sporting baby blues are at an even higher risk. (Those raccoon tans lines don’t seem like such a bad trade-off now, do they?)

By the way, those dollar store shades aren’t going to cut it. The cheapo glasses can actually do more harm than going without because they dilate the eye, letting in more harmful UV light.

So what should you buy? Ophthalmologists recommend choosing dark glasses with UV filters. You’ll know you’re getting a good pair cause it’ll have a sticker touting its UV blocking abilities right there on the lens.

If you’re still not convinced, remember that when you’re wearing shades, you look cool. (Well, most of us do.) Just don’t become one of those people who never take them off, even at night. That’s not so cool.