Fall brings a lot of fun, with Halloween bringing loads of it.
But did you know that some Halloween practices could harm your vision? Take Halloween contacts, for instance. They vary widely, with everything from monster eyes to goblin eyes to cat eyes to sci-fi or a glamour look. They can be just the added touch you need for that perfect costume. However, some people do not realize that the FDA classifies contact lenses as a medical device that can alter cells of the eye and that damage...
The tears that coat the surface of your eyes have both a liquid and a mucous layer to them. It is normal to have a very thin amount of mucus in your tear film. But that mucus can significantly increase when the eye gets irritated.
Some of the most common causes of irritation that can make the eye overproduce mucus are:
- Conjunctivitis, which could be caused by an allergy, bacteria or virus
- Blepharitis, which is an inflammation of the eyelids
- Dry Eye
When any of these conditions...