“A carrot a day keeps the eye doctor away” – we bet you’ve never heard that one before. But actually, if you did eat a carrot a day, you probably would have superb eye health because carrots are full of Beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A that helps to keep the retina in good condition and also helps to keep eye function running smoothly. Food plays a huge part in how healthy we are from the inside out; from leafy green veggies looking after our liver function to wild berries helping to boost our serotonin levels, food can make a huge impact on the quality of
From reading and typing away on our laptops to using our mobile phones and watching TV, the things we do from day-to-day can really affect our eye health. Many of us suffer from tired eyes, dry eyes or eye strain but few of us do very much about it. In the long term, these minor symptoms and discomforts can impact on our eye health so it’s important we do everything we can to eliminate these problems.
There are safe and correct ways of conducting day-to-day things, including the distance we should be holding a book from our face and the correct lighting for close-up tasks or computer
Recent health reports have suggested that the overuse of computer technology could be responsible for damaging our visual health. But herein lies the problem; no matter what age, gender, job role or social status, we all spend most the hours of our day staring at screens.
Whether it’s a computer screen, a laptop, tablet, our mobile phones or our televisions, today’s modern world is almost entirely run by technology.
So is the digital generation doomed to have poor eye health? Could we be tripping ourselves up for a series of eye problems in later life? Could our children be seriously affected
December is finally here. Trees are being decorated, mince pies baked, presents wrapped, wine being mulled. The air is crisp and cold and we’re all waiting with baited breath for that first flake of snow fall. Isn’t winter beautiful? It sure is and we all agree here at SelectSpecs, but for a glasses wearer the cold air can be a bit of a nightmare. There’s nothing more embarrassing than your glasses steaming up when you’re taking a romantic walk outside for a first date. And there’s nothing more frustrating than having to juggle the kids, the dog, all your shopping bags, and somehow
Do you ever get an uncomfortable, itchy feeling in your eyes at the end of a long day? If this happens regularly, then you may be suffering from dry eyes.
Eye dryness occurs when the eye doesn’t produce tears properly or when the tears evaporate too quickly. It can range in severity and is caused by many different things, from lifestyle to medical conditions. For some, it’s an annoying but uncommon occurrence, but for others dry eyes can be a difficult, ongoing issue.
If your eyes often feel dehydrated, here are a few easy ways you can combat dryness for healthy eyes.
Swap Contact Lenses for Glasses
Looking after our eyes is something that should be considered from a very young age; therefore it’s essential that we teach our little ones all about the best eye care to help them develop healthy habits for the rest of their life. From our ever growing collection of prescription glasses and protective eyewear for kids, which is carefully curated by our expert buyers, to our informative blog posts, children’s eye care is something
What is the first thing you do in the morning? Do you pick up your phone to check your email and catch up with the news?
An hour or two later when there isn’t much to do, is it likely that you use your phone to surf the Internet or watch something on Netflix? Finally before bedtime, how long do you tend to play on your phone? Maybe you need to check Twitter one last time to make sure you haven’t missed out on anything. If this sounds a lot like you, then you are not alone.
As Apple and Samsung compete for your love, society recognises that having a multi-functioning phone is normal.