Laser Eye Surgery

The Pros & Cons Of Laser Eye Surgery

More than 30 million people worldwide have chosen to have laser eye surgery since the technique was introduced over 30 years ago.

If you’re unfamiliar with laser eye surgery, here are the essential facts:

The technique works by using a laser to adjust the shape of the cornea (the transparent front part of the eye). In the vast majority of cases, the precise operation enables the eye’s focus to improve – resulting in sharper vision.

As technology has advanced, laser eye surgery has become quicker, cheaper and safer. However, as with all medical procedures, there are still some...   read more

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Woman Underwater

Warning: Keep Contacts Away From Water

In order to keep your contact lenses sterile – you must prevent them from coming in contact with water.

Unfortunately, it’s often too easy to let convenience take the upper hand over safety.

For example: you’re running late for a night out with friends, and you need to take a quick shower before heading out. But, time is running out. You decide to keep your contact lenses in while showering, instead of taking them out.

Convenient? For sure.

However, contact lenses and water are a potentially hazardous combination. Here’s why.

Contact Lenses & Swimming

While lounging poolside, you may consider wearing...   read more

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Dog's Eyes

Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Eyes Healthy

Dogs can be affectionate, fun and loving. However, just like us, they can also suffer from health issues.

If you have a dog, then you’re no doubt used to treating him/her for fleas, ticks and worms. You probably also have them vaccinated annually to protect against diseases such as Infectious Canine Hepatitis and Kennel Cough.

While all of the above are certainly helpful for keeping your dog healthy – have you stopped to think about your dog’s eyes?

Dogs eyes are prone to various ailments and injuries. Luckily, however, if you follow the five recommendations below, you can help...   read more

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The History of Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are incredibly popular nowadays, but have you ever thought about their origins?

As you’ll discover below, the development of contact lenses is a fascinating story filled with inspiration, perseverance – and timing.

The Da Vinci Codex

Go back more than 500 centuries to the year 1508 where contact lenses were first born.

The same year that Leonardo da Vinci introduced the concept of contact lenses in his Codex of the eye, Manual D.

In the book, he sketched ideas for vision correction through a contact lens/water combination. It’s believed that his inspiration for these ideas was from noticing...   read more

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How to Protect Your Eyes from Screen Glare

Have you ever bought yourself a shiny new laptop, tablet or mobile?

If the answer is yes, then you may have experienced a scenario similar to this:

You unpacked the device from its box, powered it up, and were instantly mesmerised by how everything was beautiful and new. However, after using the device for leisurely browsing or work, you quickly come to realise the screen is highly-reflective, almost like a mirror.

Despite your best efforts to adjust the screen brightness and contrast, begrudgingly, you finally admit it: the screen is nothing more than a glare magnet!

Screen glare is a genuine...   read more

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Allergy Sufferer

Allergies & Contacts: Top Three Tips To Help

If you suffer from allergies, you’ll know very well that spring, summer, and autumn are the most hazardous seasons for reactions.

During this time period, airborne pollen can trigger hay fever and its distressing symptoms such as itchy, red eyes, sneezing, and running nose.

In addition to the risk of hay fever, you may also be sensitive to indoor allergens (e.g., dust and mould), which can be present all year round.

As you may be aware, wearing contact lenses can be difficult when experiencing allergy symptoms. However, there are several steps you can take to help with this problem.

Here...   read more

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Could Spending Too Much Time Indoors Be Damaging Children’s Eyes?

A new scientific study has indicated that children who spend too much time indoors may be putting their eyesight at risk for short-sightedness (myopia).

The study, conducted by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, discovered that a specific cell in the retina may dysfunction if insufficient natural light is received. Scientists believe that the cell dysfunction may cause myopia.

Children who spend too much time indoors are likely to lack sufficient natural light. This could lead them to be prone to myopia, the study suggests.

The Newly-Discovered Retinal Cell

The newly-detected...   read more

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