Contact lens

From Cosmetics to Cans, When to Throw Stuff Out

Posted on 04/23/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Personal HealthDo you have canned food that dates from the Reagan years? When was the last time you replaced your mascara? Or your contact lens case?  Are you storing leftovers in Tupperware that’s older than a kindergartner? Do you know where to take those old cans of paint in your garage? These are just some of the potential health hazards we detail in our slide show “9 Nasty Things to Throw Away Today.” Find out why old plastic containers (including Tupperware made before …

Eye-Popping: The Unclean Things We Do To Contact Lenses

Posted on 12/14/2011 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthNeed more proof that people do bizarre and risky things? How about using beer, lemonade or baby oil as contact lens solution? A  survey last month by Bausch + Lomb, a lens solution manufacturer, found that 20 percent of people admitted that they have sometimes resorted to, shall we say, unconventional fluids for contact lens solution, despite the fact that none of them are even remotely safe to be used in the eye. An “overwhelming” proportion also reported using saliva or …