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Eye Health

Eye Health
August 22, 2017

How to beat the odds and not go blind

Glaucoma is one of the most sneaky causes for blindness. It is an eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve from an abnormal increase of pressure in the eye, and most of us don’t even know if we have it! The optic nerve is vital for vision as it carries information from the eye to the brain. Damage to this nerve can be harmful to your eyesight. In the case of glaucoma, this damage leads to irreversible vision loss and eventually, blindness. What are the symptoms? Glaucoma progresses slowly and silently over the years, so by the time…
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Eye Health
June 23, 2017

How ageing affects your eyesight

Can’t see as well as you used to? Blame it on ageing. Like other parts of your body, your eyes lose their power as you age. Here's what to look-out for, and how you can treat age-related complications. Presbyopia is the condition where you cannot see close objects or small print clearly. This is a normal, gradual process, but you may not notice any change until the age of 40. If you’re affected by presbyopia you may hold reading materials at arm’s length. You may have headaches or complain of tired eyes while reading or doing other close work. Presbyopia…
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Eye Health
April 8, 2017

Your computer could be giving you dry eye syndrome

This rather unfamiliar condition is synonymous with red, itchy eyes and is becoming more widespread in the digital age. As we spend more time in front of our screens, we place unnecessary strain on our eyes as we jump from our computers to our phones to our televisions. Dry eye syndrome is predominantly caused by a lack of moisture in the eye, dust particles in the air and infrequent blinking which usually happens when you stare at a screen for too long. Understanding dry eye would be a lot easier if we thoroughly understood normal tear function. To date, many…
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Eye HealthHealthy Lifestyle
January 23, 2017

What you can do today, to save your eyes tomorrow

You stare at bright screens all day and well into the night. Whether it’s from gaming, typing, or texting, your eyes are glued to a screen for hours on end – and this is not good for your eyesight. You may have 20/20 vision right now, but you may not always be so lucky. Here’s what you need to keep your eyes peeled for! Cataracts can affect you at any age. Talk to a Doctor now about how to recognise the signs and symptoms. (more…)
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Eye Health
October 31, 2016

Are you colour blind?

If you’re a sporting fan, you’ll be very familiar with the term “colour blindness”, after all how many referees suffer from this very serious condition! There is a common belief that if you are colour blind, you can only see everything in black and white, and a bit of grey in between. Well, there’s good news and bad when it comes to busting this myth. The good news, is that even if you are colour blind, you are most often still able to see colour which means the bad news is that doing a Rubik’s cube will still be impossible!…
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Eye Health
October 20, 2016

Could it be cataracts?

Do you have trouble reading the small print on medicine bottles or food labels? Has driving at night become a nearly impossible task? Are you having difficulty writing out cheques or filling out forms? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a cataract in one or both of your eyes. (more…)
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Eye Health
April 5, 2016

A clear vision: glasses or contact lenses?

Did you squint when you read the headline? You may need your vision corrected – it’s time to go and see an optometrist. (more…)
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Eye Health
September 25, 2015

What happens during an eye check-up?

Reading, writing and researching is part of being a student. It’s great for your future career, but it’s going to take its toll on your eyes – when was the last time you had your eyes tested? (more…)
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Eye Health
September 24, 2015

What is pink eye?

Conjunctivitis, commonly known as “Pink eye”, is basically what medically refers to any sort of inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye. The conjunctiva is the outer, wet surface of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. (more…)
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Eye Health
September 10, 2015

What do you know about your eye colour?

Why are there different types of eye colour? Is it to tell us apart from each other? Let’s take a look at the mystery of the different types of eye colour. Before reading any further, go and look in the mirror and check your exact eye colour, got it? Good! (more…)
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