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…

4 Misconceptions about your eye health

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,…

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…

Are glasses bad for your eyes?

Are glasses bad for your eyes? Glasses as we know them today—framed lenses with sides, or temples, that sit on your face as opposed to being held up by your hand—have only been widely available for the last hundred years or so. Yet, by the sheer number of people who wear them today, the endless number of styles and shapes available, and the ease with which you pull them on and off and wipe a smear on the lens, you…

Children and eye health care

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….