5 Common age-related eye problems

5 Common age-related eye problems Crystal clear vision is something we typically associate with youth and expect to fade away as the years go by. And whereas it is true that the eyes go through the natural ageing process and do degrade, like any other part of the body, this doesn’t mean you can’t retain a clear and youthful view of the world. Retaining your vision as you age isn’t something that is completely out of your control. There are…

The incredible vision of a south-east African tribe

The incredible vision of a south-east African tribe Our vision adapts to the world we live in. But natural evolution can only move so fast, and there’s no limit to the speed at which the world can change. So, when in just a few generations the average person’s day shifts from spending hours out in wide-open spaces, full of natural light, different colours and contrasts, and moving objects at varying distances, to sitting in an office in a city and…

Do eye health supplements really work?

Do eye health supplements really work? Health supplements are a modern invention. Yet, after a few minutes of browsing the shelves of Holland and Barratt or just your local supermarket, you could be fooled into thinking they’re essential for everyone to maintain a basic standard of health. Together, all products or supplements that aim to improve your health—multivitamins, protein powders, detox tonics, etc.—make up a multi-million-pound global industry. The fact is, they’re convenient, incredibly-well branded, and often promise for results…

Age-related macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is, in fact, the most common cause of vision loss for people age 50 and older. Even if you have the condition for a long time, you may not experience any vision loss. For some people, however, AMD progresses at a much faster rate and can quickly lead to central vision loss in one or both eyes. This is one reason why it’s important to be aware of AMD and to know how to…

Cataracts is no longer an old age condition

Cataracts is no longer an old age condition Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness in the world and is expected to account for around 20 million cases of blindness by 2020. Fortunately, cataracts are also a treatable condition. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the world, with over 330,000 cases performed each year in England alone. Here, we’re going to explore this a little further by looking into some of the signs and causes of…

Glaucoma: the silent thief of sight

Glaucoma:The silent thief of sight It’s no surprise that the eye conditions you can physically see never fail to grab our attention. For instance, cataracts is visible as a gradual clouding of the white of the eye. Strabismus is recognised by the eyes pointing in two different directions. Uveitis is noticeable by a lump of fluid that builds up inside the eye. The thing is, there are also many eye conditions that operate in covert and often mysterious ways. Glaucoma is one of these conditions. In fact,…

How diabetes affects your eyes

How diabetes affects your eyes Many things affect your eyes that you wouldn’t necessarily expect would. The list is practically endless. The fact is, your eyes don’t exist on their own. They are part of a complex system consisting of various nerves, neurons, and organs including the brain. Thankfully, you don’t need to know how it all works in order to see.  One thing we do need to do for our eyes is manage systemic and external factors and conditions —…

Caring for ageing eyes

Caring for ageing eyes There’s some things you can’t control as you age. A declining ability to climb stairs. The fact you can’t party as hard as when you were 20. Skin that shows you’ve been on this Earth for more years than most. Such things, at least for most folks, are just a natural part of getting older that simply have to be accepted. Just like other parts of the body, your eyes are susceptible to the ageing process….

Is Lasik recommended after 50?

Is Lasik recommended after 50? As the years roll on, Laser Eye Surgery may start to look like an increasingly attractive option. Less time looking for misplaced glasses, no more fumbling around with contact lenses and, not to mention, clearer vision. What could be stopping you from going forward! Well, there is one small thing. Although there is no upper age limit, Laser Eye Surgery has long been powerless against presbyopia. Presbyopia is the term for the natural effects of ageing…

5 Natural Beauty Tips for Vibrant and Healthy Eyes

5 Natural Beauty Tips for Vibrant and Healthy Eyes We have witnessed a ton of health and beauty trends over the past few years, from Korean skincare routines, ‘virtual try-ons’ in store, to unbundling the spa and salon take-homes. And like most years, many of those trends were much stranger than they were beautifying. Smudged lipstick to achieve that ‘just-kissed’ look. Jade rollers, a jade paint-roller type tool, to ‘rejuvenate’ your face and neck. And bleached eyebrows to, well, make…