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Summer allergy
April 20, 2018

Hay fever: All you need to know about this summer allergy

Spring (and arguably summer) has officially sprung, with parts of the UK reaching a sizzling 28 degrees celsius this week. But as excited as many of us are about a warm few months of bike rides, picnics and BBQs, the season also brings something many unlucky individuals are all too familiar with. The dreaded summer […]

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April 17, 2018

10 Most Common Places People Lose Their Glasses

While there are many good reasons why people opt for laser eye surgery, some still choose to stick with a lifetime of corrective eyewear after weighing up the relative costs. Losing your glasses, however, has to be the most frustrating part of sticking with corrective eyewear. In fact, back in 2016 research by a UK name tag […]

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night vision
April 13, 2018

The reason why our ability to see at night goes back to evolution

The cavemen days were a long, long time ago, but human bodily behaviour in the 21st century is still proving to have qualities that originate back to this period. One of these aspects, is our night vision abilities. New research conducted by Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, studied the brains of 14 males across six different […]

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eye health check-up
April 10, 2018

9 Important Signs You Need An Eye Check-up

Typically, optometrists and ophthalmologists recommend that most people go for an eye health check-up at least once every two years. The value of a regularly scheduled eye examination extends far beyond simply identifying a need for vision correction. In fact, periodic check-ups can also be useful in helping to diagnose other common medical conditions, both […]

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dark chocolate vision
April 06, 2018

Need an excuse to eat chocolate? It’s good for your eyes

With the Easter weekend only just over, there might be a few of us that are feeling a little guilty about the amount of chocolate we have eaten. But did you know that dark chocolate is actually good for our vision and can protect us from a number of diseases in our eyes? You probably […]

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smoking cigarettes
March 29, 2018

Stop smoking cigarettes and save your sight

It’s common knowledge that smoking cigarettes significantly reduces your health, harms almost every organ in your body, causes a variety of diseases and takes years off of your life. With 7.2  million adults in England that smoke and a staggering 14.6 million ex-smokers, this deadly habit is most commonly known to lead to heart disease, […]

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smart glasses
March 23, 2018

The new smart glasses: you’ve never seen or heard anything like it

We all know that glasses help us read more easily, but did you know there will soon be smart glasses that can read out loud what’s written in front of us on paper? A new Japanese company called Oton Glass are currently developing a pair of glasses that will be able to convert text into […]

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skiing down mountain
March 16, 2018

Winter Paralympics 2018: Could you ski down a mountain blind?

Skiing is an exhilarating winter sport that many of us enjoy, with 6.3 million people from the UK going skiing in Europe alone in 2016. But would you ever dare to go down the mountain blindfolded? With the Winter Paralympics 2018 set to come to an end this weekend, we wanted to celebrate those that […]

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March 09, 2018

Synesthesia: The blending of the senses

Have you ever looked at the number three and decided that its colour is red? Or perhaps you’ve been at a concert and the sound of the guitar you can actually feel on the side of your arm, whilst the vocalist you can feel on your right ankle? These experiences may be a sign you […]

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short- and long-term effects of laser eye surgery
March 06, 2018

What are the short- and long-term laser eye surgery effects?

With any surgical procedure, including laser eye surgery, it’s important to address a number of principal issues and questions up front. Is it the right option for you personally? What exactly will the procedure involve? And – most importantly for many people – what can you expect the outcomes to be? What are the laser […]

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eye twitch
March 02, 2018

The eye twitch that just won’t budge

We think it’s safe to say that we’ve all experienced the harmless but annoying eye twitch, which tends to crop up every once in a while during our lifetimes. Formally called blepharospasm, eyelid spasms and tics are essentially the muscles in your eyelids contracting, and most commonly take place in the bottom lid of one […]

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Jennifer Aniston chronic dry eye
February 23, 2018

Dry Eyes? Don’t worry, celebs get it too

It’s easy to forget that A-list celebrities are normal human beings, and can face health problems just like us. Recently, Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston has spoken out about her personal struggles with chronic dry eye, providing us with an insight into her own experiences as well as her top tips on how she deals with […]

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