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COMMUNITY NETWORK EVENT and SEE LASIK DONE LIVE

Created on: Monday, July 04, 2016

You don't want to miss this! ...

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SUNGLASSES:   Myths vs. Facts

SUNGLASSES: Myths vs. Facts

Created on: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Find out the facts about sunglasses. See how important they are to safeguard your precious vision.

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SATURDAY HOURS RETURN!

SATURDAY HOURS RETURN!

Created on: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

SATURDAY HOURS RETURN! DON'T HAVE TIME DURING THE WEEK? Now Siepser Laser Eyecare is open onselectSaturdays, by appointment only, to accommodate your busy ...

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WHAT CAUSES A BABY\'S EYES TO CHANGE COLOR?

WHAT CAUSES A BABY'S EYES TO CHANGE COLOR?

Created on: Monday, April 11, 2016
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Most Caucasian babies are born predominantly with blue or gray eyes. Yet by adulthood, only one in five has them. African, Hispanic and Asian newborns’ irises are mostly brown and remain that way as they mature. The reason has to do with the presence of the pigment, melanin.

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VITAMIN C CAN HELP DETER DEVELOPING CATARACTS

VITAMIN C CAN HELP DETER DEVELOPING CATARACTS

Created on: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

A study by Dr. Christopher Hammond, a professor of ophthalmology at Kings College in London, published in the Journal, Ophthalmology, found that eating healthy foods containing Vitamin C lowers the risk of developing cataracts. Taking vitamin C supplements does not provide the same benefit. rn

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MARCH IS EYE WORKPLACE SAFETY MONTH

MARCH IS EYE WORKPLACE SAFETY MONTH

Created on: Monday, March 14, 2016
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, almost 3 out of 5 eye injuries in the workplace result from not using appropriate eyewear. Appropriate protection requires having the right equipment for the job you are doing. Eye doctors and safety experts feel that almost 90% of eye injuries could have been prevented or less severe had the appropriate eye protection been used.

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THE NEW KAMRA PROCEDURE WILL END THE NEED FOR READING GLASSES

THE NEW KAMRA PROCEDURE WILL END THE NEED FOR READING GLASSES

Created on: Saturday, March 05, 2016
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Siepser Laser Eyecare announces that the new KAMRA procedure will soon be available at Siepser Laser Eyecare. This refractive procedure will end the need for reading glasses.

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THE POWER AND MYSTERY OF EYE CONTACT

THE POWER AND MYSTERY OF EYE CONTACT

Created on: Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

The amount of eye contact you have with another person stimulates strong subconscious emotions. Eye contact is an effective device for building relationships.

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FOODS THAT PROMOTE HEALTHY EYES

FOODS THAT PROMOTE HEALTHY EYES

Created on: Monday, February 22, 2016
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Do you know what foods promote healthy eyes?

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WHY WINTER CAUSES DRY EYE

WHY WINTER CAUSES DRY EYE

Created on: Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

A common complaint that patients present during winter months is dry eye. Blustery winds and dry indoor heating exacerbate the condition by causing moisture to evaporate inside the eye. Tears cannot be manufactured fast enough to keep sufficient lubrication.

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DR. SIEPSER IS NOW A MEMBER OF THE REFRACTIVE SURGERY ALLIANCE

Created on: Monday, February 01, 2016

Dr. Siepser has become a member of the esteemed Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA). The RSA is a distinguished group of ophthalmologists specializing in refractive surgery. Refractive surgery requires skills that go beyond general ophthalmology. The Alliance is composed of ...

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JANUARY IS GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH

JANUARY IS GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH

Created on: Sunday, January 10, 2016
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Glaucoma is called "thief of the night" because patients do not realize anything is happening until suddenly, one day they cannot see. Eyesight has slowly deteriorated over a period of time without the individual realizing it. The Glaucoma Research Foundation states that as much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person even noticing.

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CURBING MYOPIA IN CHILDREN USNG EYE DROPS

CURBING MYOPIA IN CHILDREN USNG EYE DROPS

Created on: Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Researchers in Singapore have determined that using atropine, the progression of myopia or nearsightedness in children can be curbed by about 50%. It has been effective in low doses with very few side effects.

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ACHIEVING MAXIMUM VISUAL PERFORMANCE LASER ASSISTED CATARACT SURGERY

Created on: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

LEARN HOW CATARACT SURGERY CAN NOW DELIVER LASIK-LIKE RESULTS A CHANCE TO BE GLASSES FREE Dr. Steven Siepser invites you to learn about the latest advances in cataract procedures.The introduction of the femtosecond, bladeless laser cataract procedur...

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VISUAL DISTRACTIONS CAN CAUSE TEMPORARY DEAFNESS

VISUAL DISTRACTIONS CAN CAUSE TEMPORARY DEAFNESS

Created on: Friday, December 11, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Imagine a pedestrian reading or texting a message and not hearing an approaching car. Hearing capabilities can be greatly compromised when deep visual engagement occurs. This phenomenon is call “load-induced deafness.”

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SEEING SOUND; A MULTISENSORY EXPERIENCE

SEEING SOUND; A MULTISENSORY EXPERIENCE

Created on: Monday, December 07, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Vision is a multisensory experience. Research of this will aid in developing devices to help the blind receive visual information.

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HOW DOES LASER-ASSISTED CATARACT SURGERY COMPARE TO TRADITIONAL REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY?

HOW DOES LASER-ASSISTED CATARACT SURGERY COMPARE TO TRADITIONAL REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY?

Created on: Thursday, November 26, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

With the advent of premium intraocular lenses, cataract surgery has been elevated into a refractive procedure. Many ophthalmologists are finding that laser assisted cataract surgery produces better outcomes than traditional refractive cataract surgery.

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HOW TO CHOOSE TOYS THAT ARE SAFE FOR CHILDREN

HOW TO CHOOSE TOYS THAT ARE SAFE FOR CHILDREN

Created on: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

The holidays are just around the corner which means toy shopping is on many of our agendas. Before purchasing, it is important to keep in mind the well-established toy safety guidelines created to help protect children from possible hazards. The American Academy of Ophthalmolog...

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IS LASIK ON YOUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST BUT YOU'RE LOW ON FUNDS?

Created on: Thursday, November 05, 2015

Let your family and friends know that what you really want for the holidays is better vision. In lieu of a gift, confide that a donation to your venmo account for Laser Vision Correction would be appreciated instead. (Makes shopping easier for gift givers, too.)

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DIABETES AND EYE DISEASE

DIABETES AND EYE DISEASE

Created on: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

IF YOU HAVE DIABETES, MAINTAINING GOOD VISION REQUIRES EXTRA CARE Diabetes can severely affect vision. Diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma are often not noticed until vision loss occurs. It is essential that an eye care professional experienced in treating diabetic eye diseases c...

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LASIK CAN NOW BE DONE FOR PATIENTS WITH ASTIGMATISM & DRY EYE

LASIK CAN NOW BE DONE FOR PATIENTS WITH ASTIGMATISM & DRY EYE

Created on: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Did you know that getting Laser Vision Correction is now possible for those who thought they weren't candidates? Meet Dr. Siepser, a VisionLock™ certified surgeon, who can explain all the options available.

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USE YOUR FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT TO IMPROVE YOUR VISION

USE YOUR FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT TO IMPROVE YOUR VISION

Created on: Monday, October 12, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) can be used for LASIK as well as other Advanced Vision Correction Procedures. These tax-free funds offer sizeable discounts giving you the opportunity to be free of glasses or contacts.

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A VERY SPECIAL EVENT

A VERY SPECIAL EVENT

Created on: Monday, October 05, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

3 DISTINGUISHED EXPERTS DISCUSS TOPICS TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFESTYLE WITH PREMIUM RESULTS.

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HOW CAN YOU FIND OUT IF YOUR ANTIOXIDANT LEVELS ARE SATISFACTORY?

Created on: Thursday, October 01, 2015

Not only are antioxidants crucial in maintaining good overall health, they also play a major role in the health of our eyes. Antioxidants can delay or stop the advancement of vision loss associated with Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and deter the development of cataracts.

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OCTOBER IS EYE INJURY PREVENTION MONTH

OCTOBER IS EYE INJURY PREVENTION MONTH

Created on: Thursday, October 01, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Eye injuries can happen anywhere. See how to prevent them.

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BLINKING HELPS REBOOT YOUR BRAIN

BLINKING HELPS REBOOT YOUR BRAIN

Created on: Monday, September 21, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Blinking does a lot more than lubricate our eyes. We blink 15 to 20 times a minute but our eyes only need it done 2 to 4 times a minute for adequate lubrication. Osaka University’s Associate Professor Tamami Nakano and her team studied why we blink as much as we do and found that it has to do with giving our brain a chance to recharge itself.

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HOW CRYING RELIEVES STRESS

HOW CRYING RELIEVES STRESS

Created on: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Dr. William H. Frey II found that the composition of emotional tears differs from tears caused by allergens or irritants.

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AMAZING EYE FACTS

AMAZING EYE FACTS

Created on: Sunday, August 23, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

HERE ARE 16 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT YOUR EYES THAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW:

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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY GIVES ADVICE ON SELECTING THE BEST SUNGLASSES

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY GIVES ADVICE ON SELECTING THE BEST SUNGLASSES

Created on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Sunglasses are more than a fashion accessory. They are essential in protecting your eyes from the sun’s potent ultraviolet rays.

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DR. SIEPSER PUBLISHES HIS SURGICAL TECHNIQUE OF PERFECTING REFRACTIVE RESULTS, ELIMINATING POSTOPERATIVE CORNEAL ASTIGMATISM

Created on: Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Dr. Siepser explains his technique of perfecting refractive results, eliminating postoperative corneal astigmatism. Surgeon: GIVE UP THE SURGICAL LIMBUS AND USE CLEAR CORNEA INSTEAD

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OCULAR SURGERY NEWS PUBLISHES DR. SIEPSER'S NOVEL SURGICAL PROCEDURE

Created on: Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Dr. Siepser has devised a novel surgical procedure, just published in the professional journal, Ocular Surgery News. It is easily performed, assures the surgeon of a watertight seal and sterilizes the ocular surface.

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PEOPLE IN NORTHERN CLIMATES HAVE BIGGER EYES AND BRAINS

PEOPLE IN NORTHERN CLIMATES HAVE BIGGER EYES AND BRAINS

Created on: Monday, August 03, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

A study led by anthropologist Eiluned Pearce from the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford University found that people living in harsh, cold climates need bigger eyes and brains to process visual information. Higher latitudes create low light conditions from long winters and cloudy days. Evolutionary adaptation has made the brain’s visual cortex grow to accommodate the increased visual demands.

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FEEL BETTER ABOUT HOW YOU LOOK!

FEEL BETTER ABOUT HOW YOU LOOK!

Created on: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Edward H. Bedrossian, Jr., M.D., is a highly skilled cosmetic eye surgeon, facial rejuvenation specialist and experienced ophthalmologist. He is known for his artistry as well as his compassion. Dr. Bedrossian uses the most up-to-date treatments available and will advise you about all the options. Siepser Laser Eyecare’s state-of-the-art facility will provide you with a comfortable, safe environment and a caring staff to make your experience pleasant.

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DEBATE:  IS LASER SURGERY SAFER THAN WEARING CONTACTS?

DEBATE: IS LASER SURGERY SAFER THAN WEARING CONTACTS?

Created on: Saturday, July 25, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

The premise that wearing contact lenses is safer than having Laser Vision Correction is being challenged. Ophthalmologist William Mathers, M.D., reviewed several large studies and concluded, “One shouldn’t just assume that contacts are safer.”

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DO MEN AND WOMEN SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY?

DO MEN AND WOMEN SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY?

Created on: Saturday, July 18, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

A study done by Israel Abramov, a behavioral neuroscientist at CUNY’s Brooklyn College, established that men and women do indeed see things differently.

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CAN YOU PREDICT HEALTH RISKS FROM EYE COLOR?

CAN YOU PREDICT HEALTH RISKS FROM EYE COLOR?

Created on: Sunday, July 12, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Many influences, like heredity and environment, play significant roles in your health profile. Certain clues to susceptibilities, however, can be associated with eye color. These predictions are merely speculative, based on iris color alone.

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SWIMMING POOL RED EYES (CHLORINE IS NOT THE PROBLEM!)  What else is going on in the water?

SWIMMING POOL RED EYES (CHLORINE IS NOT THE PROBLEM!) What else is going on in the water?

Created on: Saturday, July 04, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), red, burning eyes is not caused purely from chlorinated water. When chlorine bonds to swimmers’ sweat, urine and other body wastes, a noxious mix is created.

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CAN A TIGHT NECKTIE INCREASE EYE PRESSURE?

CAN A TIGHT NECKTIE INCREASE EYE PRESSURE?

Created on: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

A temporary increase in intraocular pressure can be the result of tight fitting neckties and collars. Such neckwear can cause compression of the jugular vein, leading to a backup of blood flow to the eye.

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WHY CONTACT LENS WEARERS ARE MORE PRONE TO INFECTIONS

WHY CONTACT LENS WEARERS ARE MORE PRONE TO INFECTIONS

Created on: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Researchers at Langone Medical Center in New York found that contact lens wearers have 3 times the amount of bacteria on the surface of their eye than non-wearers experiencing more eye infections.

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CAN CONTACT LENSES CAUSE EYELIDS TO DROOP?

CAN CONTACT LENSES CAUSE EYELIDS TO DROOP?

Created on: Monday, June 15, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

A new study published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal reveals that using contact lenses can cause acquired blepharoptosis or eyelid droop. Hard contact lens wearers were 20 times more likely to develop ptosis than those not wearing contacts.

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WHAT CAUSES BAGS UNDER YOUR EYES?

WHAT CAUSES BAGS UNDER YOUR EYES?

Created on: Sunday, June 07, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

The skin around our eyes is the thinnest in the body. When swelling or discoloration occurs in this area, it is pronounced.

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VISION IN LOW LIGHT PROVIDES CLUES TO HELPING RESTORE SIGHT IN THOSE DISABLED BY RETINAL DISEASE

VISION IN LOW LIGHT PROVIDES CLUES TO HELPING RESTORE SIGHT IN THOSE DISABLED BY RETINAL DISEASE

Created on: Sunday, May 31, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Scientists studied vision in low light conditions when central vision is absent. Those disabled by retinal disease have no central vision. How the brain adapts in the dark promises to yield insight into methods to recover vision.

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HOW BEING OUTDOORS CONTRIBUTES TO GOOD VISION

HOW BEING OUTDOORS CONTRIBUTES TO GOOD VISION

Created on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Researchers are finding that urban living with more time spent indoors is leading to an increase in myopia or nearsightedness. Natural light with its array of colors and contrasts contributes to healthy eye growth.

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THE CONNECTION BETWEEN DRY EYE AND ALLERGIES

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN DRY EYE AND ALLERGIES

Created on: Sunday, May 10, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Researchers at the University of Miami have found for the first time a direct link between dry eye and seasonal allergies. Previously, these were considered as separate conditions. The correlation between the 2 indicates that people with dry eye may be helped by allergy prevention along with commonly prescribed remedies like artificial tears.

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EYELINER APPLICATION:  ARE YOU AT RISK FOR EYE PROBLEMS?

EYELINER APPLICATION: ARE YOU AT RISK FOR EYE PROBLEMS?

Created on: Monday, May 04, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Dr. Alison Ng of the Centre for Contact Lens Research in Wales conducted the first study to demonstrate that pencil eyeliner applied to the inner rim of the eyelid can cause vision problems as well as eye contamination.

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HOW WE PERCEIVE BLACK & WHITE vs. COLOR

HOW WE PERCEIVE BLACK & WHITE vs. COLOR

Created on: Monday, April 27, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

A study by The Ohio State University, published in Journal of Consumer Research demonstrated that when we see bright, shiny objects, we check out the details. Black and white presentations, on the other hand, draw our attention to the “big picture.”

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HOW ALCOHOL IMPAIRS YOUR VISION AT NIGHT

HOW ALCOHOL IMPAIRS YOUR VISION AT NIGHT

Created on: Monday, April 20, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Researchers at the University of Granada have shown that drinking alcohol deteriorates vision at night. It happens when the ethanol from alcohol passes into and disturbs the eye's outermost portion of tear film, the lipid layer.

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WHAT DO DOGS AND CATS SEE?

WHAT DO DOGS AND CATS SEE?

Created on: Friday, April 10, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Wonder why your dog can’t see those few bits of kibble in his bowl but easily retrieves a ball far away? Or what your cat is following but you have no idea what?

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DID YOU KNOW THAT MORAL DECISIONS CAN BE AFFECTED BY WHERE YOUR EYE FOCUSES?

DID YOU KNOW THAT MORAL DECISIONS CAN BE AFFECTED BY WHERE YOUR EYE FOCUSES?

Created on: Monday, April 06, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

Researchers from Division of Cognitive Science at Lund University, University College London and University of California studied people making decisions in real time. The subjects did not know they were being monitored. The study demonstrated that when participants made a decision, their responses were dependent upon what they were looking at the moment they were asked.

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WHY DO ONIONS MAKE US CRY?  SEVEN WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE TEARS

WHY DO ONIONS MAKE US CRY? SEVEN WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE TEARS

Created on: Monday, March 30, 2015
Author: Siepser Laser Eyecare

While growing, onions absorb sulfur in the soil. They have a special enzyme to break down the sulfur but it remains dormant. When you start chopping an onion, the sulfur and enzymes, which were separated, combine to create sulfenic acid. This acid evaporates into gas and your eyes react by tearing. Onions trigger our autonmous defense system, reflexive tears, which are released to help relieve an irritant.

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