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New Imaging Technology Could Revolutionise Eye Health

Eye health is more important than ever.

With the latest statistics suggesting that a blindness epidemic is on the horizon, it’s evident that more needs to be done across the globe towards improving the way we screen eye diseases and disorders. In answer to this, researchers at the University of Rochester have been developing a new eye imaging technique to change the way that eye health is assessed.

This new technology is the first to ever be able to monitor individual cells at the back of the eye; an area that is often affected with vision loss diseases such as glaucoma. This new way...   read more

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Magnifiers for macular degeneration

Magnifiers for Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people aged 60 and above. It is a painless, age related condition that can affect one or both of the eyes. It is not unusual for one eye to experience macular degeneration before the other and during these early stages, you may not have any other symptoms.

This vision impeding condition occurs when the macula, the central part of the retina, starts to deteriorate and although there is nothing that can reverse the ageing process, there’s lots we can do in earlier life to prevent it. Plus there’s plenty we can do at...   read more

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The Biggest Eye Health Myths… Busted!

From telling us that carrots make us see in the dark (which is kind of true by the way) to telling us not to sit too close to the TV, our parents have been telling us all sorts of strange things about how best to look after our eyesight. But which of these things contain fact and which are just absolute rubbish?

Here are 5 of the most common eye health and eyesight myths, debunked!

1. “Not wearing glasses will damage your eyes”

Not exactly true. Whilst we can’t argue that not wearing glasses for some people may be uncomfortable, there is no scientific evidence to support that failing to wear your glasses will cause further damage to...   read more

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What is Corneal Sunburn and How Can We Prevent It?

Corneal sunburn or a ‘corneal flash burn’ is essentially sunburn on your eye. The clear layer covering the front of your eyes forms the cornea and this area can be damaged from over exposure to sunlight and UV radiation.When this happens, symptoms include pain as well as temporary loss of vision.

To prevent cornea sunburn, it’s important to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays, all year round. No matter what the time of year it is, sunglasses are essential whenever you are outside.

What Causes Corneal Sunburn?

Corneal sunburn can happen in both the summer and winter. In mountain areas such...   read more

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3 Reasons Why You Need Sunglasses for Driving in Winter

Sunglasses may seem like the last thing you think about in the winter months, but as research has shown time and time again, that UVA and UVB protection for our eyes is just as important in the colder season as it is in the summer. And in addition to protecting our eyes from sun damage, wearing sunglasses can help to make us better drivers, creating a safer environment for everyone on the roads.

Understandably, there has been much confusion about finding the right sunglasses for driving so the AA has sought advice from The Federation of Manufacturing Opticians. Their findings detail that the...   read more

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7 Cheap & Natural Hacks for Humidifying Your Home

They dry air in winter can play havoc with our skin, hair and nails. It can give us headaches and can even be a nasty trigger for asthma attacks. If you suffer from colds or chesty coughs, the dry air can turn symptoms much worse. And for those who suffer from vision problems, the low humidity can even cause dry eye syndrome and in more extreme cases, blurry vision!

So all in all, we’re not fans of the dry atmosphere brought on by the cooler weather. One way to solve this problem in the home is to use a humidifier. But these machines don’t come cheap and they’re not exactly...   read more

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Ways to Keep Your Vision Clear this Winter

Ways to Keep Your Vision Clear this Winter

The need for winter eye care isn’t exactly news to our industry. But with the latest research on dry eye syndrome and blurry vision, it’s important for everyone to take extra precautions in 2016. Temporary blurred vision is far more likely to occur in wintertime, according to eye researcher Sharon Kleyne and this increase in eye problems is triggered by the effects of dry eye syndrome.

Dry eyes happen in winter when the atmosphere being much cooler and less humid, essentially steals the moisture from our eyes. As the dry atmosphere evaporates the moist tear film which normally...   read more

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