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October 28, 2016

The secret superfood that could stop you going blind

We are a nation of coffee drinkers. In fact, in the UK alone we drink approximately 55 million cups of coffee every day. Thousands of studies have looked at coffee use in the past few decades and lately, more and more are reporting the real health benefits for coffee drinkers, from helping prevent diabetes, to […]

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October 21, 2016

What kind of laser eye surgery is right for you?

Until contact lenses were made popular in the 1950’s, the only way to correct vision problems was to wear glasses. Fast forward to 2016 and there is an abundance of different approaches to correct vision, from reshaping the cornea in procedures such as LASIK and PRK, to refractive lens exchange surgery. So how do you […]

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October 14, 2016

Exercises to improve your eye health

Do you suffer from eyestrain, blurred vision, headaches, increased sensitivity to bright light, tired eyes or difficulty sustaining attention? When your eyes get tired but still have some work to do, you can do a number of eye exercises to help improve your eyesight and take the strain away. Our eyes need regular exercise in […]

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October 10, 2016

What is age-related macular degeneration?

If you’ve been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration, you’re not alone. In the UK, over 600,000 people are affected with the condition, and is one of the leading causes of severe vision loss in people over 60. You may not notice any change in your vision during the early stages, especially if you have AMD […]

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October 07, 2016

Glaucoma: A Leading Cause of Blindness

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness throughout the world, especially in older people, with estimates of suspected cases at over 60 million worldwide. What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain, becomes damaged, usually as a result of an increased pressure […]

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October 06, 2016

The Principle Causes of Blindness Worldwide

Worldwide, over 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired: 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. About 90% of the world’s visually impaired live in low-income settings and 82% of people living with blindness are aged 50 and above. Multiple afflictions can affect the same eye and the leading causes […]

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October 04, 2016

World Sight Day 2016

285 million people are blind or visually impaired – 80% of those don’t have to be. This day is dedicated to raising global awareness for blindness and visual impairment. Held every year, on the second Thursday of October, World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision […]

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October 03, 2016

The Myopia Epidemic: best & worst countries in the world

Over 80 million children are affected by myopia and the economic cost is estimated at an annual $268 billion worldwide. From bustling cities of the western world to developing societies in east, this interactive map will reveal the countries that are being swept with an epidemic of myopia and the countries that aren’t. Find out […]

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September 30, 2016

Eye problems associated with high myopia

Do you suffer with blurred vision? Nearsightedness, otherwise known as Myopia, comes in all degrees, from minimal to extreme. The more myopic you are, the more blurred your distance vision is. Myopia develops in eyes that focus images in front of the retina instead of on the retina, which results in a blurred vision. This […]

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September 30, 2016

What are eye floaters & are they a concern?

Most of us have seen strange shapes floating in our vision from time to time and those tiny spots, specks and flecks that drift aimlessly around our field of vision are otherwise known as floaters. What are floaters? Floaters are caused by small piece of debris that float in the vitreous humour of the eye. […]

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September 23, 2016

Revealed: common causes of eye twitches

Eye twitching is pretty common. A twitch usually occurs in the upper lid, but it can occur in both the upper and lower lids. For most people, eye twitches are harmless and will just come and go, but for others, eye twitches can last for weeks or even months and that’s when an eye twitch […]

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September 23, 2016

Why myopia progression is a concern worldwide

As one of the most common eye disorders across the world, there has been an alarming increase in myopia over the years, with the condition starting at younger ages than ever before. To put this into perspective, the prevalence of myopia is about 30-40 percent among adults in Europe and the United States, and up […]

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