Blepharitis Symptoms - Swelling of the eye lid

As pilots we need to be very careful of our most important sensory asset, our eyes, and be aware of eye problems like Blepharitis.

One of the things that can affect our ability to fly is the condition of our eyes, and knowing and understanding various eye conditions can help us to determine what eye conditions may or may not affect our ability to fly. Read more

How To Prevent Eye Damage From Sun

UV Damage To EyesEye damage from sun uv rays can cause a number of problems including the formation of cataracts in your eyes.

Cataracts are a form of eye damage in which the lens of your eye loses some of its transparency and clouds your vision. At the present time I have this problem in my left eye, and soon I will be getting laser surgery to fix the problem as I can no longer see clearly out of that eye. Read more

Aviator Sunglasses Safety Fact Sheet

The Structure Of The Human Eye And Its Risk For Damage By Solar RadiationThe Texas Department of Insurance issued a Sunglasses Safety FactSheet which provides a good argument for always wearing a good pair of sunglasses when you are outdoors.

Just like the Federal Aviation Administration we have another governmental agency telling us that sunglasses safety is not about fashion but rather that they are a necessary protection for the eyes. Most of us are aware of the damage that can be caused by the sun’s rays but are unaware of the damage possible to our eyes from the sun’s rays. Read more