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How to test your vision at home

Being in a dry environment, using a screen for prolonged periods, and even just not being able to look out over the horizon are all factors that can have an impact on our eye health and how well we see. All of this, and not to mention having a bit more extra free time, may get you interested in the possibility of testing your vision at home. Which, with the help of a few online resources and a simple set of instructions,… Read more

How to test your vision at home

Children and eye health care

Every single eye is different. It’s why retinal scanners are so good at identifying you from the crowd. But your eyes are so unique they’re also different from each other. Just take a moment to look in the mirror at each iris, the coloured part of your eye that controls the amount of light that hits your retina. No doubt you’ll see small, random patterns in one iris that appear completely different from the other. Even identical twins don’t share the same… Read more

Children and eye health care

This is why screens are bad for your eyes

Studies dating back to the early 1990s have looked at the effect that prolonged screen use has on our lives and mental health. Everything from depression, breakdown in relationships, reduced work performance, failing academic grades, and degrading eyesight have been linked to an increase in screen time watching TV, using computers, looking at smartphones and, in particular, using the internet and social media. However, research is unclear as to what causes what. For example, people who are feeling down may be likely to… Read more

This is why screens are bad for your eyes

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, glaucoma is not just one condition but a… Read more

Glaucoma: the silent thief of sight

What do your eyes say about your health?

The eye may, or may not be, the window to the soul. But the eyes are definitely a window into the body. Thanks to the connection with the optic nerve at the back of the eye, your eyes give doctors an exclusive look into your central nervous system. This is one reason why your eyes can often show the first signs of health problems and potential issues in the body. Everyone’s eyes are different. But there are certain common signs that you… Read more

What do your eyes say about your health?

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 — many of which may seem unrelated or… Read more

How diabetes affects your eyes

What to ask at your Laser Eye Surgery consultation

Traditionally, Laser Eye Surgery has only been a good option for certain patients. Today, the treatment is much more accessible. As much as 96 percent of people who contact us are suitable candidates for treatment. With such promising figures, it would be easy to think Laser Eye Surgery is the solution for everyone – No matter if you’re a 20-year-old swimming athlete or a 70-year-old who reads insatiably. This is the way most the ads and marketing campaigns of Laser Eye Surgery providers… Read more

What to ask at your Laser Eye Surgery consultation

Debunking the most common eye myths

Ideas about how our eyes work have undergone many changes throughout history. In ancient Greece, for example, Plato’s “emission theory” suggested that we emit beams of light from our eyes in order to illuminate and see objects. Another Greek, Empedocles, believed that Aphrodite made the human eye out of the four elements — fire, air, earth, and water.  She then made sight possible by lighting the fire in the eye and allowing it to shine out. In most parts of the world, such… Read more

Debunking the most common eye myths

20/20 in 2020

There is no end to the predictions about what may happen in or by the year 2020. From routine economic recessions and the futuristic introduction of flying taxis, to biofuels becoming competitive with fossil fuels and robotic moon bases (no surprise thanks to Japan), whatever happens, it looks like it is sure to be one heck of a year. All this goes to say you definitely want to be around to see it. And, if you can, not just be around, but… Read more

20/20 in 2020

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 you look super creepy, to name just a few. As usual,… Read more

5 Natural Beauty Tips for Vibrant and Healthy Eyes

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