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All About Eyecare


    Have you ever considered how much time you spend in front of a screen? If you add up the time you spend on a computer for work or study, looking at your mobile phone or just watching TV it can add up to a significant part of your day. Studies have shown the average time we spend in front of screens is a massive 9 hours per day. But all that screen time can have a negative impact on your eyes and your eyesight.

    The blue-violet and LED light emitted can be damaging to our

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  2. The History of Glasses
    The History of Glasses

    Glasses are now an everyday norm, not only for practical, obvious reasons, to improve our vision but also worn as fashion accessories or to protect our eyes from the sun. However, glasses are a luxury we take for granted. 

    The first-ever inventor to wear and use glasses is unknown. However, the Romans are first recognised as discovering the ability to use glass to enhance their ability to see and read by creating a small magnifying glass. 

    The first wearable pair of glasses, however, dates back to the 13th Century in Murano Italy. This small island is to the north of Venice and home to Murano glassworks. Glasses were made by using primitive glass-blown lenses set into leather or wooden frames. When first worn, these spectacles were held in front

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  3. Signs You Need An Eye Test
    Signs You Need An Eye Test

    There comes a point when we all realise our eyesight isn’t quite what it used to be. Whether you have always needed glasses or never had a prescription your eyesight can change. With the rise in digital technology and everyone glued to their screens, the age of people needing varifocal glasses is decreasing greatly to the 30’s. More and more children and young adults are needing glasses because with so much screen grazing their eyes aren’t being exercised in the way they used to be. 

    It happens to us all at some point but what are the signs you need an eye test?


    Headaches are caused when your eyes are strained and overti

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  4. Eye exercises you can do in the office to improve your vision
    Eye exercises you can do in the office to improve your vision

    Computer Vision Syndrome’, heard of it? Well, if you have ever had the pleasure of being made to gaze intently into a computer screen from 9 am – 5:30 pm Monday to Friday, you’ll definitely be able to ascertain this phrase’s meaning.

    Working in an office usually goes hand in hand with working at a computer – and when you stare at a computer all day, your eyes tend to feel strained.  

    Because so many of our jobs

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  5. Protect your eyes on Bonfire Night!
    Protect your eyes on Bonfire Night!

    Bonfire night (November 5th) is right around the corner; it is an exciting, fun-packed night filled with fun-fairs, social gatherings and an explosion of mind-blowing colours that light-up our skies. But, unfortunately, it is also a night that has become notorious for serious eye injuries and accidents involving explosives.

    It has recently been reported that approximately 300 eye injuries are caused each year by fireworks, with those who handle fireworks at home as well as close-proximity bystanders said to be the ones most at risk. According to research, every single year at least 10 people in the UK lose their sight due to incidents involving fireworks, and over half of all fireworks injuries are suffered by children.

    With these alarming facts out in the open, optometrists are advising everyone to take extra care and precaution both watching and

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  6. Discover how to keep your eyesight stronger for longer
    Discover how to keep your eyesight stronger for longer

    Eyes are an incredibly important and irreplaceable organ; just as you would do all you can to keep your heart, lungs, and liver etc. healthy, so should you do all you can to ensure your eyesight stays strong for a lifetime. 

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  7. Protect your children's eye health - Experts warn of impact of UV exposure on kids
    Protect your children's eye health - Experts warn of impact of UV exposure on kids

    It is a well know, effectively distributed fact that UV exposure can have an extremely adverse effect on our skin. Prolonged and intense UV exposure on skin can lead to skin cancer and can prove fatal. 

    However, the lesser known and un-effectively distributed fact is that UV exposure can have just as damaging and severely impactful and irreversible effects on your eyes. In fact, UV exposure has the potential to cause serious eye damage which can lead to eye diseases and even blindness.

    So, the question is…how often do you ensure that yours and your children’s eyes are protected from the sun?


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  8. 5 tips to protect your eyes from the sun
    5 tips to protect your eyes from the sun

    ‘It is important to protect your skin from the sun!’ this message has been drummed into us time and time again, but the other, equally truthful message we should be hearing is ‘It is important to protect your EYES from the sun!’ Exposing your eyes to UV rays is extremely dangerous. In fact, ophthalmologists (eye doctors) have warned us that prolonged exposure to UV rays can lead to eye diseases such as cataracts and even cancer.

    Unfortunately however, the latter message tends to slip by us on an odd frequency… have you heard it?

    If you have then maybe you’ll be clued up on how to give your eyes the protection they need from those harmful, and plentiful, UV rays – come rain or shine. But, if the latter message did happen to reach you on an odd, hard to discern frequency, then look no further. Below you’ll discover 5 tips to protect your eyes from the sun

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  9. Discover the benefits of chamomile tea for your eye health
    Discover the benefits of chamomile tea for your eye health



     Benefits of using natural remedies for your health are taken back to the ancient world before Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin or Marie Curie discovered radium people harnessed the healing properties of herbal teas. Today, the use of natural remedies is not as common. However, if you are looking for a quick, at home remedy to improve your eye health, going to a local shop and buying tea bags may be just as useful as a trip to the doctors! Here i

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  10. How Does Myopia Develop In Children?

    Does your child wear glasses? Are they are nearsighted? Have you ever wondered how myopia (known as shortsightedness) develops in children?

    This short post will briefly explain how myopia develops in the eye of a child and what factors contribute towards the development of myopia.


    What is myopia?
    Myopia, also known as shortsightedness or nearsightedness, is a common optical refractive error that makes the eyes unable to focus on objects in the far distance but can focus perfectly on objects close by.

    How Does Myopia Develop Our Children?How does it develop in children?
    The lens in the eye works like a lens in the camera; it needs to zoom in and out to focus on a specific object. When we are younger, the eye muscles

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  11. Researchers Discover Technology That Could Cure Blindness

    Have you ever wondered if it's possible to regain sight once you've lost it? According to two scientific researchers at Weill Cornell College in the U.S. believe it is more than possible.

    According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in June 2012, there are 285 million people who are visual impaired worldwide; out of this, 39 million people are blind.

    In developing countries, cataracts are the leading causes of blindness. Cataract is a clouding that forms in the eye which can block out light and cause lost vision. You can be born with cataracts or develop it in your elderly years.

    Blindness is usually caused by diseases of the retina that kills off the photoreceptors which are normally responsible for creating the neural codes for our brains to convert into images. Despite these input cells being destroyed, the diseases do not attack the retina's output cells which deliver the codes to the brain.

    Breakthrough Discovery

    Prosthetic devices

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  12. The 4 Main Types Of Contact Lenses: Which One Is Right For You?
    The 4 Main Types Of Contact Lenses: Which One Is Right For You?

    Do you want to wear contact lenses but not sure which one is right for you? It is easy to get bombarded with information about contact lenses when looking online.

    This short post will make it easy for you. Take a look at the 4 main types of contact lenses listed below to decide which one is right for you that suits your lifestyle and needs.

    Types of Contact Lenses

    There are four types of contact lenses; these lenses are categorised under soft lenses or hard lenses. If you normally wear bifocal or varifocal glasses, you can wear soft or 'hard' lenses.

    Soft lenses - Daily, monthly and continuous wear contact lenses are known as soft lenses. They have a soft structure and are developed from a hydrophilic material or silicone hydrogel.

    Hard lenses - Traditional hard lenses are rarely used. Rigid gas permeable lenses (RGP) are less flexible than soft lenses but allow more oxygen to pass through t

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