How to avoid eye strain

How to avoid eye strain Like migraines, weak glutes, and depression, eye strain seems like just another part of modern day life we have to accept. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t end the work day by rubbing my eyes and blinking like a maniac. There was, however, a time when it was much worse — when I wore contact lenses. My eyes would be instantly as dry as Ghandi’s flipflops if I simply made a sandwich or…

London’s mayor committed to reduce pollution, what that means for your eyesight

London’s Mayor committed to reducing pollution, what this means for your eyesight Think of cities with a serious pollution problem and you think of Delhi or Beijing — places known for their heavy smog clouds that sweep over and blanket whole neighbourhoods for days, weeks, or months on end. Somewhere that doesn’t immediately come to mind, however, with all its talk of protecting the environment and supporting green energy, is London. Yet surprisingly enough — at least for those that…

The risks of coloured or tinted contact lens

The risks of coloured or tinted contact lens Today, contact lenses are sold around the world for many more reasons than solely improving vision. In the East — particularly places like Japan and Korea — circle lenses or ‘Big Eye’ contacts are hugely popular for getting that cute-but-creepy dolly-eyed effect so often seen in anime and manga. In the West, stars like Lady Gaga and Kanye West have helped popularise cosmetic contacts. Here the focus is less on the size…

What is “dry eye” and how to treat it

What is “dry eye” and how to treat it Dry eye can be anything from a mild annoyance that affects you from time to time to an unrelenting condition that makes it hard to use your eyes for any extended period. Not least due to our unhealthy media habits and tendency to spend most of our lives indoors, more and more of us are joining this first group and experiencing occasional symptoms of dry eye. Our eyes simply weren’t designed to…

Eye health: Staying hydrated

Eye health: Staying hydrated   Water is all around us: vast oceans cover nearly three-quarters of the world’s surface. It circulates in the air as vapour, flows in rivers, gathers as lakes, and freezes in icecaps and glaciers. It’s even underneath us, stored in vast aquifers miles beneath the earth and settled in soil just a few millimetres under our feet. But water is also inside of us — or more accurately, is us. Up to 60 percent of the human body…

Understanding your eyes

Understanding your eyes What weighs 7 grams, is on average an inch across, has over 2 million working parts, and is more than 550 million years old? No, it’s not some corny joke pulled straight from a Christmas cracker. The answer is as real as the world you see around you. Given that hint and the title of this article, you may have guessed I’m talking about the two spherical organs found above our cheek bones, known in nature as ‘camera-type eyes’….

10 Amazing Eye Facts

10 Amazing Eye Facts Your eyes play a fundamental role in the way that you live. As one of the senses of your body your eyes open opportunities to witness spectacular events and see incredible sights which you can never forget. But how much do you actually know about your eyes? Here are 10 amazing facts you may not know about your eyes. Eye Camera. If the human eye was an actual camera it would have 576 megapixels. Compared to…

10 Eye Facts That Will Change How You See The World

Eyes are complex organs, so it’s really important to take care of them with the best specialists. Some scientists have even called them a wonder of nature. How they enable you to see is a fascinating biological process. We’d like to share with you 10 fascinating facts about your eyes that you might not know….