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What’s all the big to do about one little blue (or white) dress, depending on how you see it? Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 24 hours or so, you must have heard about the polarizing debate on social channels about whether a picture depicts a bodycon dress as blue with black lace fringe or white with gold lace fringe. For some unexplained reason, some people see the dress as blue with black lace, while some see it as white with gold lace, and each side is adamant that they are in the right. The human brain is playing tricks on us again.
BITB talked to Meredith Jansen, OD, FAAO, Principal Research Optometrist, Beauty Platform, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care to get he
Eye infections happen when microorganisms in the form of bacteria, fungi, and viruses invade the eyeball or delicate surrounding areas of the eye like the cornea, membranes, and inner eyelids. The culprits can include contact lenses and mascara – yes, mascara!
Dry crusts, brittle bristles, flakes falling off the brush and other nasties… If you keep your mascara too long, bacteria may just find a breeding ground. According to ophthalmologists, bacteria that are naturally present in the eyes can be transferred into mascara via the wand. Mascara contains preservatives that prevent bacteria from breeding, so it is typically considered to be safe for about three months, which is about the
Meet the MD Who Knows Eyes
Steven Fagien, MD, FACS, is a trained ophthalmologist who now specializes in oculoplastic surgery, particularly cosmetic eyelid surgery and injectables. With a thriving private practice in Boca Raton, Florida, he is a recognized leader of the field, having developed several procedures that have become cosmetic oculoplastic standards. He has penned more than 300 articles and is the author of “Putterman’s Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery,” an honor bestowed upon him by his former professor and mentor, Dr. Allen Putterman. Dr. Fagien graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, and completed a fellowship in oculoplast