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,…

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….

Eye-make up and eyecare

Eye-make up and eyecare Today make-up products like mascara, blusher, foundation, lipstick and eyeliner are a daily necessity for many women around the world. And yet, although they’re carefully designed to make you look good, it’s rare they’re designed to be good for your skin and your general health. Many people know unhealthy makeup habits often cause problems like acne, oily skin, dryness, and ageing. But there are also other, sometimes less noticeable, negative effects that can come from daily…

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. But nevertheless, we still have to take…

What Can Damage Your Eyes?

Every day, we hear about things that are bad for our health but when it comes to our eyes, it is particularly serious. The lens of the eye cannot repair itself and any lost and damaged cells are never replaced; thus, we really do need to take care of them. But what is particularly damaging? …

How to look after your eyes on holiday this summer

How to look after your eyes on holiday this summer Spending a few hours in the sun is one of the best shortcuts to looking and feeling younger and healthier. But without taking the proper precautions, it’ll quickly do the opposite: damaging the body and leading to macular degeneration, sunburn, skin cancer, and perhaps worst of all, wrinkles. This isn’t good news for anyone not wanting to return from their holidays looking older than when they went. Fortunately, however, to…

5 Important Habits for Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

It is very important that our eyes need time to rest after working for long hours in front of the computer or a game console, watching television or reading a book. However, rest for some people could mean reading a book, watching TV or playing computer games, which still requires the eyes to be stressed and get tired….

Protecting your eyes at work

Protecting your eyes at work Usually it’s only once we get home after a long, hard day’s work that our attention is drawn to our eyes. We notice they feel tired and strained, that we are rubbing them every few minutes, or that the writing on our Kindle is a little fuzzier than normal. We use our eyes almost every minute of every waking hour of the day. Six or seven hours of which are spent in front of a computer….

How to look after your eyes in the sun

How to look after your eyes in the sun The story goes that one day, while routinely observing the sun through his telescope, Galileo, the great polymath astronomer, was instantly blinded in both eyes by its intense solar rays. And so, just like that, the father of modern physics and one of the greatest minds of recent times lost his sight, rather poetically, doing what he loved most. But this story is nothing more than that — a story. Did you spot…

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…