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America’s Baby Boomers: Blindness to Double by 2015

The NHS has already been sending out Glaucoma warnings and urging people to get checked out if Glaucoma has run in their family previously and the news is frequently releasing reports and articles on how to improve eye health across the board. It seems that eye health really is becoming a major issue for today’s technology-bound generation. And now some shocking figures have been revealed by the NIH (National Institute for Health) claiming that by 2050, America’s eye health will dramatically deteriorate across the entire US population.

Blindness to Double

This terrifying report shows that visual impairment

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Eye Drops: A Guide to Using Them Properly

Dry eyes, itchy eyes, tired eyes, computer-related eye strain. These are just a few of the symptoms that so many of us experience today. The increased used of digital technology, computer screens, smartphone and tablet technology has been reported to be damaging to our eye health and could open the doors to serious eye conditions for the digital generation. But for quick relief, eye drops seem to do the trick for many sore eye sufferers out there and with so many over-the-counter products

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5 Life Hacks You Have to Know for Fixing Scratched Lenses!

We’ve all been there. From one glasses wearer to another, I know your trouble. There are fewer things in life more annoying than the pesky distraction of a scratched lens.  It may only be small, it may only be minor but one little scratch can cause big problems.

Especially when it’s right in your eye line or when it detracts you from concentrating on the task at hand. Even worse, is when it obstructs your vision at a crucial moment in time, like when you’re trying to parallel park under pressure or when you’re trying to make out whether it’s your ex who has just

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10 Years of Research Reveals Vitamin C Prevents Cataracts

It’s no secret that a healthy diet can help to keep our eye health in check. And there are so many different types of foods we can include in our day to day diets to improve our eye health, including things such as carrots, kale, oily fish and Brazil nuts (and many more) – which all have their individual benefits to our eyes.

But this week, we’re focusing in on curbing cataracts, an age related condition that causes our vision to decrease over time. This is something that occurs naturally with ageing and the lens of the eye will become less transparent.

This causes our eyes

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Could Night Shift Boost the Eye Health of iPhone Users?

Could Night Shift Boost the Eye Health of iPhone Users?

Earlier this year, Apple gave iPhone and iPad users a big treat in the form of Night Shift, a new software feature which should, by reducing the blue light emitted by the device’s display, encourage better sleep.

It appears to have scientific backing, but there’s another question that has been comparatively overlooked: could Night Shift also mean better news for eye health?

How you can play around with Night Shift

Night Shift is available on all Apple devices running at least iOS 9.3 and released in 2013 or later; so, that’s all iPhones from the iPhone 5S onward

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Red Eyes and Bloodshot Eyes: What Are the Causes?

Red eyes or bloodshot eyes can be extremely worrying, especially if it comes on all of a sudden. Many health experts tell us that the whites of our eyes can often be indicators of the health issues with our livers – so it can be a scary prospect when you see redness or discolouration when you look in the mirror. But most of the time, redness in the eye is just a minor condition. Here are some of the causes of eye redness and bloodshot eyes but if the symptoms don’t improve, it’s important to book an appointment to see your GP.

Painless Red Eye: Conditions & Causes

Redness in the eye that doesn’t hurt is usually

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Drivers 4 Times More Likely to Have Accident When Not Wearing Glasses Driving

Have you been caught without specs behind the wheel? If you have, then it could spell danger for some drivers as a study finds motorists were more likely to have an accident if they didn’t wear their glasses whilst driving, increasing the risk as much as four times.

According to the recent study by insurance providers Direct Line, nearly 20 percent of just over 2,000 motorists had experienced a crash in the last two years, with this figure jumping to nearly 70 percent for those individuals who choose not to wear glasses.

The issues may be greater to drivers not having a regular

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