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Okebugwu Michelle Adanma : Pros and Cons of Eyelash Extension.

Eyelash extensions are enhancements designed to add length, thickness and fullness to the natural eyelashes. They are applied with lash glue, a single lash is applied to each natural lash; when applied properly, neither the extension lash nor the glue should touch the eyelid; however slight irritation and watering of the eye may occur if the glue comes in contact with the eye. 

If you haven’t already tried the Eyelash extension, you should at least once in your life ( I’ll take this advice). With the wedding season in full swing, you have a perfect excuse, but before you do; Choose a reputable salon or spa. Ask what type of adhesives is used- it should be non-formaldehyde.
Avoid getting your extension wet and steamy rooms 24hours after application, because the adhesive will reactivate and may cause lashes to stick together. Also bacteria may reside because the wet and warm environment allows it to thrive.

Resist the urge to pull. If you pick, twist or excessively touch or brush your extension, it could damage your natural lashes or even lose your natural lashes due to improper pull. If at any time, you don’t wish to continue, always have it professionally removed.
If well fixed, it’d surely enhance your beauty. Go right ahead and bat those lashes.

Osuji Kenneth Chibuzo (RESUME)

OSUJI KENNETH CHIBUZO (O.D, MNOA, MSAO)
OWERRI, IMO STATE. NIGERIA

Osuji Kenneth .C.,an Optometrist with over five years work experience, practicing in the Health Sector/ Eye care Industry. As an Intern Optometrist, he volunteered for TULSI CHANRAI FOUNDATION,IMO VISION CENTRE, an Indian NGO delivering free Eye Surgeries in Nigeria where he worked as a volunteer. His experience working with the Foundation exposed him to the Eye care challenges/needs of people living in the deep rural areas of Imo state and Nigeria at large. During his National Youth Service year (NYSC) in the far northern state of Gombe, he was actively involved in rendering Community development programs focusing on Eye care through Health Community Development Group, where he served in the capacity of the Vice-President and later as President. He holds a Doctor of Optometry Degree (OD) from Abia State University,Uturu. He is currently the Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Nigerian Graduates’ Journal, an up-coming online journal that would focus on publishing the research works/papers carried out and written by Nigerian graduates and graduate students.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Rawa’At Al-Maha Opticals Est. Riyadh (11/2012-present)
Licenced Optometrist, Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health. Saudi Arabia.
*Detailed internal and external examination of patient’s Eyes.
*Orthoptic training and refraction as provided by Saudi Arabian health ministry.

Specialist hospital Gombe, Gombe State. (6/2011- 7/2012)
NYSC Optometrist (National Youth Service Corp)
*Screening of patients in Out-patient department.
*Detailed internal and external examination of patients eye, treatment and management of eye diseases as provided by Optometrists and Dispensing Optician Registration Board of Nigeria.(ODORBN)
*Planning, conducting outreach Eye screening programs/camps for the Hospital and Community development group.
*Management and Refraction of patients Post-Operation.

COMMUNITY OR VOLUNTEER WORK
Tulsi Chanrai Foundation, Imo Vision centre. (3/2010- 5/2011)
Volunteer Optometrist/Intern
* General screening of Patients in Out-patient Department (OPD) and diagnosing of Pterygium,Cataract and Glaucoma.
*Post-operative objective refraction of patients.
*Post-operative cycloplegic refraction of children above age one and below age ten.
*Planning and conducting outreach Eye screening programs/camps.

EDUCATION & TRAINING
*Abia State University,Uturu. Abia State,Nigeria. (2010)
Doctor of Optometry (OD) Degree.
*Education Trust Fund Leadership Training Conference (2007)
Certificate of participation.
*Unique Computer Institute,Owerri. Imo State Nigeria (2002)
Certificate in Computer operation.
AWARDS &a HONOURS
*Service Award,Health Community Development Group (NYSC) Gombe State. (7/2012)
*Certificate of Outstanding Performance, Government of Gombe State,Gombe. (7/2012)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
*Nigerian Optometrists Association (MNOA)
*Saudi Association of Optometry (MSAO)
*The Arab Society for Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine (MASFSFM)
*The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (Affiliate Member)

SKILLS
*Listening, Research and Teaching skills.