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Commonly Asked Questions?

Read  below questions that patients ask us ! YOU may have the same ones !

How do I know If I need glasses?

You may have specific symptoms:

  • Trouble focusing

  • Blurry vision

  • Double vision

You may have non-specific symptoms:

  • Headaches

  • Watery eyes 

  • Fatigue

Which toxic ingredients should you avoid in Eye Makeup and Eye creams ?

Ingredients matter because the quality of makeup is not all the same, some may contain toxic ingredients.  Find below some of the ingredients to avoid in eye makeup and eye creams:

                          

  • Alcohol 

  • Acetyl hexapeptide

  • BAK (Benzalkonium chloride)

  • Bromo 2 nitropropane diol

  • Cholorphenesin

  • Diazolidinyl urea

  • DMDM Hydantoine

  • EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)

  • Formaldehyde

  • Hydroxymethylglycinate

  • Imidazolidnyl urea

  • Isopropyl cloprostenate

  • Parabens

  • Phenoxyethanol

  • Prostaglandins

  • Quaternion

  • Retin A

  • Sodium Lauretha sulfate

  • Tretinoin

  • Urea

Which Eye Makeup Brands are the best and healthiest for your eyes?

Find below some of the Clean Beauty Eye Makeup Options:

  • Juice Beauty

  • Zorah

  • SkinFix

  • Cheekbone

  • Bite

Should eyeliner be applied to the waterline (opening of your oil gland  margins)? 

It is highly recommended not to apply any eyeliner or cosmetics on the waterline.   Applying eyeliner to the waterline can cause dry eye symptoms to worsen because the cosmetic product can block the oil glands (meibomian glands).  These oil glands need to have a clear opening to release healthy oils in order to prevent the tears from drying up.

 

 

Are permanent eyelid tattoos safe and healthy for the eyes?

The tattoos can release toxic pigment to the surrounding skin and cause structural damage to the delicate oil glands. 

Is traditional kohl/kajal healthy for your eyes ?

Kohl/Kajal is a traditional eye liner cosmetic of Middle Eastern, Asian and North African societies.   Some current products may contain high levels of lead.  

In September 2005, Health Canada issued a public advisory on the potential exposure to lead through traditional kohl/kajal.  If you are wearing traditional kohl/kajal, it is recommended to  switch to less toxic and more eye-friendly products. 

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