A brief anatomy of the eye

A Brief Anatomy of the Eye When trying to understand how Laser Eye Surgery treatments can effectively correct a whole host of vision impairments, it can be useful to learn a little bit more about the eye itself. As one of the most complex structures known to man, the eye remains something of a mystery to most people. Despite using our eyes at every waking moment of the day, we rarely give a second thought to how this miracle actually…

Arghh!! Hayfever and contact lens woes

Arghh!! Hayfever and Contact Lens Woes The sun is shining, the flowers are in full bloom and everyone is in a better mood. We’re in the midst of Summer – one of the best times of year – so, what’s not to like? What can be better than jumping out of bed in the morning, throwing open the curtains, opening the windows and taking a long, deep breath of the Summer air? While it might sound heavenly, we might actually…

The most common fears of Laser Eye Surgery

The most common fears of Laser Eye Surgery As humans, there are certain basic fears we’re born with. Things like being separated or rejected from a group and suffering a loss of autonomy that leaves us unable to take care of ourselves. As a function of these basic fears, we’re biologically wired to prevent anything happening to us that may in any way lead to one or more of them playing out. It’s why we don’t like heights, climbing into small spaces,…

How the seasons affect your eyes

How the seasons affect your eyes The mere passing of time brings about many changes in the weather and our environment. If you live somewhere in the Earth’s middle latitudes, you’ll know these changes are categorised into the four seasons — spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Traditionally, many people would orientate their whole lives around the four seasons. Today, not so much as more of us live in cities and work in offices. Nevertheless, we still have to consider their…

How to avoid suffering from an eye injury

How to avoid suffering from an eye injury Whether your work involves filling out spreadsheets on a computer or handling heavy machinery, clear vision is essential to getting the job done as efficiently and effectively as possible. Let’s take a look at five of the main factors that are most important in keeping your eyes safe from harm: Proper eye protection The vast majority of eye injuries can be avoided. And the best way to ensure you avoid them or…

Screen fatigue: How to care for tired eyes

Screen fatigue: How to care for tired eyes Chances are you’ve got to the end of a long day of working at the computer and felt like using your eyes to look at anything is an effort. Overall, you feel tired, drained, and like all you want to do is rest. But when you finally do shut them and go to bed, you realise you still have a tonne of energy and can’t sleep a wink. This is a typical…

These are the colours your eyes can’t see

These are the colours your eyes can’t see From an early age, we’re lead to believe that the so-called colour spectrum contains all the colours out there. And it’s true, if you are only considering colours that are perceptible by a normal human eye. Colour is the limited range of light along the electromagnetic spectrum that humans can see. In other words, colours are the way your brain, and mine, by use of our eyes, interpret a stream of minute…

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…

What do your eyes reveal about who you are?

What do your eyes reveal about who you are? Everyone has heard the saying “the eyes are the windows to the soul”. It’s been so overused in advertising and daily speech that it’s almost lost all meaning. But like most cliches, there’s a reason it has stuck around in the public consciousness. Mentioned in the bible in Matthew 6 22-23, and being very similar to proverbs in several languages, such as the French, ‘Les yeux sont le miroir de l’dme’, “The…

Dolphins, eagles and other animals with better vision than you

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…