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Reading and Understanding Your Glasses Prescription

In the same way every snowflake is unique, so are our eyes. No one person’s eyes are the same, even twins, unless they’re connected at the eye; in that case, the apocalypse is upon us, good luck.

For the rest of us, our eyes vary in shape, size and color. It’s that same uniqueness that posses a problem when our eyes age and our vision gets worse. That’s why there’s no one size fits all solution to vision care.

If you’re experiencing worsening vision, and let’s be honest who isn’t, then you’re most likely going to need to wear at least <a title="New Glasses for 2015 at SelectSpecs

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The Science Behind the Lens

There’s a lot of us wearing glasses, but did any of us take the time to really think about the amazing science that goes on our unappreciative faces?  No. I didn’t think so.  Did you know that not all lenses are made of glass?  That came as a big shock to me, seriously.

There’s all types of plastic that are used instead. Not only is that impressive, but there are several types of lenses for different purposes. Cool right? Okay, you don’t sound too enthused, but you will be when it comes in handy.

Types of Lenses available

 

The Polycarbonate Lens

The polycarbonate lens is made to be impact-resistant. It’s the best choice for

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My Experience with Migraines and Aura

At the tender age of 11, I started to notice that every so often my vision suddenly changed and the world around me was odd. After years of countless scans and tests, I was finally diagnosed with the condition of migraines with aura.

What are Migraines with Aura?

Migraine sufferers will know that a migraine is an intense headache. Often involving pain and extreme sensitivity to light. Migraines with aura are slightly different, with only 15% of migraine sufferers experiencing aura, it is still a relatively unknown and confusing medical area. Aura is described as the cortex area of the brain making changes to sight, sound

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7 Awesome Bionic Contact Lenses of the Future

Google’s new experimental project is inventing ‘Smart contact lenses’ to help people with diabetes to manage their disease by measuring the glucose levels in their tears.  At present, most people with the disease monitor their glucose levels by testing drops of blood.

It’s early days yet but a tiny wireless chip and miniaturised glucose sensor is to be embedded between two layers of lens material.  It will continuously monitor the level of glucose in the bloodstream and relay that information to a smartphone or computer.  This will prevent the more serious side effects before they

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Medical Study Shows That Yoga At Work Can Help To Reduce Eye Strain

Sitting in front of the computer for 8 to 12 hours can take its toll on your body. One of the most common discomforts suffered by many is eye strain. By regularly performing simple yoga exercises, you could effectively reduce the discomfort that comes with prolonged use of the computer.

Medical Study

A study conducted at a software development company in India asked almost 300 participants to enroll in the wellness program. 50% of the participants were required to include yoga practice in their daily work routine, while the remaining 50% were put on a wait list, as the control group. For the next two months

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Top Tips to Avoid Eye and Back Strain in the Office

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When considering the physical demands of various careers it may seem like fire-fighters and ditch-diggers experience the most strain. While there’s no doubt that that hard labour, lifting and continuous movement will result in bodily fatigue, the effects of sitting stationary at a desk and working on a computer can also be highly damaging.

We’ve all been there before; hunching over a computer leaves us with tired eyes and a stiff neck at the end of a long workday. These uncomfortable symptoms can even affect our enjoyment at home, when we’re meant to

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Ommetaphobia – Fear of Eyes

Ommetaphobia (also Ommatophobia), is fear of eyes. This phobia can be experienced in a variety of ways, and while for some this can occur at the thought of touching one’s eyes, for others the fear is experienced just by having to look into someone else’s eyes.

As with all phobias, the degree of fear and discomfort experienced by the sufferer can vary, but anyone suffering from ommetaphobia, will feel extreme anxiety, which manifests itself as shortness of breath, dizziness, shaking, palpitations, excessive sweating, nausea and panic attacks. Some people can also have obsessive thoughts about

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