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Are you up to your eyes in it? Here’s how stress can impact your vision
Stress. We all feel it sometimes right? But perhaps you can’t seem to escape it? Whether it is at work, home or school, did you know anxiety can have an impact on your vision too? The Times have recently discussed the negative impact of taking multiple exams over a long period of time on students’ […]Learn more
Baby vision: The development of sight from birth
Baby vision! Have you ever looked at a baby and wondered what they are seeing, as they look around their new world with curiosity? It turns out that babies ability to see is perhaps not as strong as you thought, with it taking up to two years for their vision to fully develop. Just like […]Learn more
Remember remember the 5th November, and to protect your eyesight of course
Now Halloween is out the way, we look to the coming weekend to celebrate Guy Fawkes night, commonly known as bonfire or firework night. With shops stocked up full of firecrackers and fountains, it’s easy to forget about the precautions we need to take to protect our vision. Fireworks are a spectacular show, and whilst […]Learn more
Novelty contacts this Halloween: trick or treat?
Novelty contacts are extremely popular around this time of year and whilst we all want to have the scariest Halloween costume, it is not worth risking your vision by misusing these special-effects lenses. What are novelty contact lenses? Did you need a prescription to wear novelty contact lenses? If you are thinking about wearing novelty […]Learn more
Gene therapy, the new cure for blindness?
Have we really found a cure for blindness? Earlier this month, a gene therapy that treats an inherited form of blindness was approved unanimously by the U.S. Food and Drug Administered (FDA) panel. If they get final approval in January, this will be a major breakthrough in gene therapy, as it will be the first […]Learn more
Protect your sight on your smartphone
Whether we are checking our social media accounts, messaging friends, navigating to an unfamiliar destination or playing games, most of us are never found without our smartphone. In the UK, four out of five adults own a smartphone, an equivalent of 37 million people! Across the world, Statista have estimated that by the end of […]Learn more
Driving into the sunset? Here’s how to do it safely…
Why are sunrises and sunsets so dangerous when we drive? There is nothing more beautiful than watching the sun rise or fall, but did you know it can be one of the most dangerous times for driving? With many of us commuting to and from work at these times, it is important to make sure […]Learn more
Beauty is pain, but is it worth risking your vision?
A 24 year old Canadian model has recently had an eye tattoo which has left her partially blind. And that’s not the only scar of scleral tattoo. Catt Gallinger herself has said that she’s made a ‘massive mistake’ as it affects her mental health. Have body modifications gone one step too far as people begin […]Learn more
Freshers warning: here’s why drinking too much may damage your eyes
When people look back at their student days they will often say it was a bit of a blur, often a result of excessive drinking. The famous freshers week filled with freebies, cheap wine, and late nights not only damaged our livers, but may have well taken it’s toll on our eyesight. So, what does […]Learn more
Bionic Lens…you’ve never seen anything like it
We all crave 20/20 vision and envy those that have it, but is it a thing of the past as technology finds something even better with the Bionic Lens? A Canadian company called Ocumetics Technology Corporation are in the stages of clinically testing their Bionic Lens. The device replaces the natural human lens with a […]Learn more
Creepy crawlies surprise us with their super vision
It’s not our fly-swatting skills, insects vision is much better than we thought! Ever wondered why the flies stuck in your home seem to be so good at avoiding your deadly swatter or rolled up newspaper? For years, scientists have not been able to answer this question, believing that insects vision was pretty blurry, leaving them […]Learn more
Long eyelashes…are they damaging our eyes?
Just like wearing lipstick, thick long eyelashes are a beauty trend that have stuck with us since we can remember. Mascara wands are a staple item in make-up bags across the globe, helping us get the magic lashes we see in adverts. But as we continue to find new ways to extend our lashes, have […]Learn more