Winter Weather and Your Eyes

Research Shows Higher Risk of Blurred Vision in Winter

According to water and eye researcher, Sharon Kleyne, eye health problems can become a big problem during the winter months. Her research shows that temporary blurred vision is far more likely to occur in winter when the atmosphere is cooler.

Kleyne warns that symptoms of temporary blurred vision, especially if the patient is already suffering with dry eye syndrome, can be extremely dangerous. Whilst potentially very serious, this condition can also be easily alleviated. So getting an eye checkup if you feel these symptoms coming on as soon as possible is very important – and is critical...   read more

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Parents Choose Unapproved Eye Treatments Over Children’s Specs

It appears parents are looking at other ways to enhance their kids sight rather than SelectSpecs – if you pardon the pun!

There is nothing child-like here though, as something more dangerous is going on. Unapproved treatments rather than glasses are being chosen by parents and the rate is increasing.

This is largely in part down to myopia which is on the up and up. Otherwise known as nearsightedness, this eye related disorder is far from being on the wane. Millions of kids worldwide have had to wear glasses on a permanent basis in order to improve their vision.

Yet, what is being promoted...   read more

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9 Quick Fixes for Tired Eyes

There are many causes of tired eyes or tired looking eyes, including computer eye strain, lack of sleep, wearing the wrong contact lenses or not having an up to date glasses prescription, extended periods of intense work / study, or just general eye fatigue.

If you’ve been suffering from the symptoms of tired eyes lately or you’ve been burning the candles at both ends at your computer desk and don’t have time to nap it out, never fear. Here are 9 quick fixes that will have you feeling much better in no time.

1. Splash Your Face with Cold Water

Cold water will help to reduce any inflammation around your eye area...   read more

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How Lenses Work: Transitions, Polarised, UV Protection

Most of us don a pair of sunglasses over the summer months and don’t think much of it. Yet with the increasing array of lens choices claiming to prevent this or improve that, it can be confusing choosing the best pair for your eye health. Here we break down the science jargon and make it a little easier to understand exactly what each lens will do to protect your eyes.

Standard Lenses

A lot of us still wear sunglasses with standard lenses which work at their most basic, as a coloured filter. They only let through light the same colour as the lens, showing us a tinted and darkened image. Generally speaking...   read more

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Wearing sunglasses could help to avoid wrinkles

We have all been there every now and again. When we have painted the town red, green or even blue, you come in slightly worse for wear. That thumping head coupled with the pang for something rich only adds to the day after the night before. But help is at hand thanks to our trusty pair of sunnies!

In fact, you may not want to remove them after this spectacular bombshell we are about to drop. Aside from looking slick and offering protection for your peepers, sunglasses may have another hidden benefit. It turns out that wearing your shades can help eradicate both squinting and a reduction in wrinkles....   read more

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Top 6 Sunglasses to Kick Hay Fever’s Ass

Ahh, we all know that feeling don’t we?  Although John Travolta may have been singing all day about summer loving, there’s no love lost around pesky pollen.

Affecting more than a quarter of the UK, hay fever drives thousands of us literally up the wall. Yes, we may be all dressed in t-shirts chasing down the ice cream van but for sufferers it’s a complete nightmare.

This time of year plays havoc with streaming eyes as well as scratchy throats. That’s right, the battle with pollen is a troublesome and tough annual event. Grass pollen is the worst and usually occurs between May and...   read more

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Tech: Special Blue Blocking Shades May Help Mental Illnesses And Sleep

There seems to be two major issues that will affect the UK in the next half century; first is obesity, whilst the second focuses on mental illness.

With over £200 million invested recently by the government into said matters, a surprising new breakthrough has emerged.

In recent weeks, it’s been revealed amber sunglasses may go a long way in treating mental disorders.

The Science Breakdown:

We all know how sunlight can assist our internal body clocks, whether we are travelling on holiday or recognising the difference between the seasons sunlight plays a key role.

On the other hand, we also know the perils of artificial...   read more

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