What Effects Can City Life Have On Your Eyes?

What Effects Can City Life Have On Your Eyes? Living and working in a big city like London can be great. The transport links are convenient, the food options are outstanding, and the nightlife is exceptional. But with all these benefits, city life can undoubtedly take a toll on our eyes. From air pollution and lighting to crowded underground stations and bright screens, our eyes face a barrage of stimuli, yet we barely even blink at the thought of long-term…

Protect Your Eyes During Camping and Festival Season

Protect Your Eyes During Camping and Festival Season Every year when spring rolls around, we are blinded by the promise of warmer (and longer) days and all the fun that goes with them. You may be an avid camper who’s hoping the rain will hold off so you can get back to nature; or perhaps you’re eagerly awaiting leaving your regular life behind for a long weekend of music and chill vibes at one of the country’s many music festivals….

Why Staying Hydrated is Important for Eye Health

Why Staying Hydrated is Important for Eye Health In the UK, we are lucky enough to have access to water almost everywhere we go – it is, quite literally, on tap. Moreover, water takes up nearly three-quarters of the earth’s surface, floats around in the air in the form of vapour, and is even stored beneath the land under our feet. Yet, many of us are still not putting enough of it in our bodies. This can have a significant…

What If My Optometrist Finds A Problem I Didn’t Know About?

People avoid doctors for many reasons. Some find appointments difficult to pack into a busy schedule, some are unwilling to open up to a doctor, or worried about perceived ‘time wasting’, and many even fear that being amongst sick people in the doctor’s waiting room will result in contamination! However, something that is perhaps discussed less often is the common fear that a doctor may find a problem that is bigger than what the appointment was initially booked for. This fear is, for many people, a reason to avoid regular visits to the GP, dentist, or optometrist….

A Quick Guide to Good Eye Health

A Quick Guide to Good Eye Health Most of us tend to take the best care of the parts of our body we can see. We wash and condition our hair regularly, brush our teeth religiously, and even clean and trim our nails every now and then. But when it comes to the things we can’t see, many of us aren’t even sure exactly how to take care of them. To be fair, this makes a lot of sense. I mean, how…

The Cost of Contact Lenses – Are There Any Risks?

The Cost of Contact Lenses – Are There Any Risks? The mass commercial success of the humble contact lens took off in the 1960s and 70s following around a century of increasingly viable iterations. They were celebrated for their effectiveness, discretion, and ability to all but replace traditional glasses – qualities that still contribute to their popularity today. But are there any risks to wearing contact lenses? The most popular type of contact lenses today are soft lenses made from…

Top Tips for Looking After Your Eyes in the Sun

Top Tips for Looking After Your Eyes in the Sun We all know that we should never look directly at the sun – it was drilled into us throughout our childhood and many of us have likely repeated the lesson to our own children. But do you know who didn’t get the memo? The great polymath astronomer, Galileo. The story goes that one day, while Galileo was minding his own business surveying the endless wonder of the universe, he happened…

How Could Diabetes Affect Your Eyes?

How Could Diabetes Affect Your Eyes? Our eyes are endlessly impressive organs, but the fact is, they don’t exist on their own. They are just one part of a complex system consisting of various nerves, neurons, and other organs, including the brain. And they are also linked to other parts and systems in the body. This means that, when something isn’t quite right in another part of your body, your eyes may also be affected. One such condition is diabetes….

How the Eye Works: Nature’s Own Camera

How the Eye Works: Nature’s Own Camera There are few things in the natural universe more complex than the eye. This vital organ may be small but it works using an abundance of processes and components – all of which must be running smoothly – to give us a clear image of the world around us. In this role, our eyes have become one of the greatest assets we have – an invaluable part of our bodies and lives. So,…

Practical Tips For Naturally Brighter & Whiter Eyes


Practical Tips For Naturally Brighter & Whiter Eyes What is often the first thing you notice about someone when meeting them for the first time? Or the last thing you remember when they walk away? Why, their eyes, of course! As humans, we are automatically drawn to the eyes of our fellow beings. Whether they are six feet tall or four; bald or thick-haired; in their twenties or their eighties – there is something about clear and shining eyes that…