Vision Awareness Week 2016

Vision Awareness Week to Take Place 19th – 25th September 2016

This year, we have the seventh Vision Awareness Week / National Eye Health Week set to take place between the 19th and 25th September 2016. Across all regions of the UK – including London, Scotland, Wales, Yorkshire, North West, East and West Midlands, East Anglia, South East, South West, and Northern Ireland – there will be events and promotions taking place through local business and charities, plus there’s a chance for everyone to get involved. Health professionals and various organisations across the country will join forces to spread the message of the importance of eye

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America’s Baby Boomers: Blindness to Double by 2050

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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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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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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Samsung Patents Smart Contact Lens With Built-in Camera

You can forget about all those top of the range smart glasses. Yes, Google may have already jumped on the tech bandwagon with their Google Glass product, but contact lenses are set to undergo a gizmo renaissance thanks to Samsung.

The South Korean giant has filed a unique patent that features a built-in camera. This in turn projects images into the eye. Seeing may very well be believing as these contacts provide a number of different functions.

How will they work?

From a crystal clear display to an antenna and sensors, Samsung are set to bring you the complete picture. So how does it exactly work? The antenna will

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Shoppers Beware: Facebook Ray-Ban Sunglasses Scam!

Ray-Ban sunglasses are some of the most iconic sunglasses in the world. They’ve been worn in some of modern culture’s most important Hollywood movies including Top Gun, Reservoir Dogs, Terminator 2, Risky Business, Taxi Driver with Robert De Niro and Cobra with Sylvester Stallone as well as the more recent films, James Bond’s Casino Royale and the latest Skyfall.

The Ray-Ban brand has been around since the 1930s and over the decades, two distinct styles have become classics within the fashion industry; the Ray-Ban Aviator and the Ray-Ban Wayfarer are two of the most copied

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Glasses to stop Laser Pen Attacks

Lasers Stopped in Their Tracks Thanks to Innovative Glasses

Following our previous piece about the danger of laser pens, it seems they’re still causing creating news.

As we are all fully aware, laser pens can cause severe damage to your eyes and are unfortunately being utilised at airports, especially when pilots are due to take off.  These pocket sized  products really do pack a punch.

We may have seen lasers in action from some silly football fans in an attempt to distract players too. Some of the most high-profile players to fall foul of lasers include the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. Ronaldo was actually targeted by one member

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