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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 staring at a computer screen all day, it’s no surprise… Read more

The incredible vision of a south-east African tribe

Dolphins, eagles and other animals with better vision than you

When it comes to a lot of natural abilities, humans are by far top of the pile. We can use tools like cutlery and computers and surgical equipment to improve our lives and society as a whole. We can conceive complex, multidimensional ideas, and project into the future and think back long into the past. And when it comes to vision, well, we can see pretty well. We can perceive a decent range of the colour spectrum. We can see stars that… Read more

Dolphins, eagles and other animals with better vision than you

4 Misconceptions about your eye health

There’s an abundance of ideas and misconceptions about vision and keeping your eyes healthy out there. At best, they’re funny and harmless, like if you cross your eyes for too long they’ll stay that way. At worst, they can be damaging to your health. The big problem is, because there are so many, it can be difficult to know which are fact and which are fiction. To know what’s fake news and what’s legitimate, and ultimately how you can best look after… Read more

4 Misconceptions about your eye health

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 that no vegetable or piece of fruit ever… Read more

Do eye health supplements really work?

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

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