makeup and eye health advice

Makeup and Eye Health: How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

There are lots of things we can do to help improve our eye health. Including regular visits to the optician, eating healthily and ensuring we have enough vitamins and minerals in our diet, protecting our eyes with 100% UV sunglasses in the sun, and not smoking (or quitting smoking).

For women who wear makeup, there are also some additional precautions we can take to keep our eyes healthy. In fact, millions of makeup users across the UK could minimise the potential harm to their eyes by following a few easy steps.

Here are some tips on the most responsible ways to use makeup in your day to

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Hemianopia: What it is & How Glasses Can Help it

Get an eyeful of this – according to the journal Optometry and Vision Science, there’s good news on the way for hemianopia sufferers.

But what is this eye related disorder? Well, settle down and let us fill you in on the matter:

What is Hemianopia?

Hemianopia is directly connected to field loss where individuals have no vision on the left or right hand side of the central field of sight.

It can greatly affect those people who have experienced a stroke on one side, often experiencing loss of field on the opposite side.

Now everyone as they say is different. As a result, the amount of field loss does tend to

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Smoking and Eye Health: The Disturbing Truth

Sitting too close to the TV, not eating your carrots, avoiding your bi-annual eye exam, or refusing to wear your glasses when you need them – these are all the things that we’re told will damage our eyes.

From a very young age, our mums would tell us to finish the veggies on our plate, and every other news article these days is about the importance of leafy greens and antioxidant-rich foods to boost our vision. But very few people ever talk to us about smoking.

There are more than 10 million adults who smoke cigarettes in the UK, with a total of 60% admitting to an addiction and

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Ultimate Guide to Sunglasses: Buying the Right UV Lenses and More

Summer’s here and everyone’s shopping for sunglasses. And when a shiny new pair of shades arrive in the post, you know that it marks the start of the hotter season. But whether you’re shopping for fashion or shopping for sun protection, understanding the difference between UVA and UVB and the difference between polarised and photochromatic is very important.

Here’s the complete guide to shopping for sunglasses and finding the right lenses for you.

UVA, UVB and UV 400

Both UVA and UVB rays have the ability to damage our eyes and both are beyond the visible spectrum so we can’t see them

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Be Savvy in the Sun: Everything You Need to Know about UV Protection this Summer

When it comes to the sun, we have to protect everything from our skin to our hair to our eyes. Whilst UV rays can be a threat to us all year round, summer is an even more critical time to take extra care when out and about. Be sun savvy this summer and protect the whole family these 5 essentials.

Here’s a complete guide and everything you need to know about choosing the right sun protection:

1) Sun Lotions and After Sun

The first thing you need to consider for any holiday abroad is sun protection for your skin. Sun cream (or body lotion with SPF) should ideally be worn throughout the year even here in the UK but when

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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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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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