Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Eye Cosmetic & Makeup Tips for Eye Health


Eye makeup is very popular. But, unfortunately we often see careless handling and application of eye cosmetics that leads to infection or other eye problems. Safe use of eye makeup is important. Here are some common sense tips to know before using eye makeup that can help you maintain eye health:

·       Always wash hands before applying cosmetics.
·       Toss eye makeup after using it for several months, since bacteria and fungi can grow quickly in the tubes and containers and multiply within a few months. These germs can irritate and damage the eyes.
·       When opening new packages of eye makeup, use a permanent marker to write the date on the container to help you remember when the products were first used.
·       Use only eye cosmetics on the eyes-not cosmetics formulated for other facial areas. Always apply makeup with clean brushes and sponges.
·       Never apply cosmetics to the inner eyelid as this may irritate or inflame the eyelids and sensitive tissue around the eyes.
·       Don’t share cosmetics with other family members or friends.
·       Avoid permanent coloring and dyes for eyelashes, which can damage eyes if not used correctly.
·       Don’t use eye cosmetics if your eyes are irritated or infected.
·       Avoid using eye makeup products that are glittery or shiny, as they may include ingredients that contain fine particles that can irritate your eyes.
·       Before going to sleep, always gently wash off all cosmetics and brush a clean cotton swab along the eyelashes to remove makeup deposits.

If you or someone you know has redness, eye irritation, itchy or discomfort they believe might be related to eye makeup or cosmetics please call Eyecare Medical Group, 53 Sewall Street, Portland, Maine 04102 at 888-374-2020, visit Eyecare Medical Group, Google+ or facebook.com/eyecaremedicalgroup to schedule an appointment.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

LASIK Patient Story

Sharon G shared her LASIK experience at Eyecare Medical Group...

“I have always been happy to visit Dr. Sterrer because I know I will always have his full attention and get straight and understandable answers from him and his staff. I felt that I had nothing but the best effort that the doctor and staff could give me. The pre-op exam before LASIK was very thorough and speaking with Dr. Sterrer gave me confidence that the surgery would be a success. My optometrist said I would love it at EMG and she was correct!” 

If you or some you know is tired of the hassle of glasses or contact lenses for seeing at distance and would like to find out if LASIK might be a good vision correction option, please call Eyecare Medical Group, 53 Sewall Street, Portland, Maine 04102 at 888-374-2020, visit Eyecare Medical Group, Google+ or facebook.com/eyecaremedicalgroup to schedule a Free LASIK Consultation.


Sunday, May 7, 2017

EMG Cataract Surgery Experience

“Dr. Daly and his staff are very professional, knowledgeable, and helpful in every aspect. They share their vast knowledge with their patients by thoroughly answering your questions. Having cataract surgery is a little scary, but the more information I learned the more confident I felt regarding my eye care. Not to mention all of the up to date equipment in the office! All of the testing made me feel confident that the doctor would get a clear picture to properly evaluate my eyes. Dr. Daly discussed all of my options for treatment and helped me decide which one was best for me. I knew I was in good hands with him through the entire process!” 

If you or some you know is experiencing cataract symptoms such as cloudy foggy vision, glare or difficult night driving and would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants please call Eyecare Medical Group, 53 Sewall Street, Portland, Maine 04102 at 888-374-2020, visit Eyecare Medical Group, Google+ or facebook.com/eyecaremedicalgroup to schedule an appointment.