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Dry eyes: My eyes are dry

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca or dry eye syndrome as it is commonly known is quite a common condition. It happens if tears in the eyes evaporate quickly or if the eyes don’t produce sufficient tears. This makes the eyes dry out and become irritated, swollen and red. Symptoms of dry eyes to look out for The following are symptoms to look out for if you

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Britain's Vision

Britain’s Vision

Our sight is one of our most important senses, and losing it has a disruptive impact on the lives of millions. From less moderate cases that can be simply corrected with glasses, to full blindness, sight loss affects many people in different ways all around the country, but does where you live make a difference? We’ve delved into the latest NHS data to

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Brain Teasers

Brain Teasers – How Sharp Are Your Eyes?

Brain teasers are so much more than just fun (even though they really are!) - they are also a great workout for the brain, the memory and the eyes. Think you’ve got sharp eyes and an ever sharper brain? Put it to the test with these three brainteasers. The average time to complete all three was 1 minute 54 seconds and the quickest time was 1 minute and 6

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Born without an eye

My eye is missing: Born without an eye?

Accidents, cancer or even genetic issues can leave people with one eye, rather than two. This means they need to constantly adapt their situation to any challenges this creates. It also means that they have to be especially conscious of anything that could impact negatively on the health and functioning of their remaining eye. If you are missing an

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Headaches relating to eye problem

Headaches relating to eye problems

More than 10 million people in the UK regularly suffer from headaches. If it has been some time since your last eye examination, a routine sight test can help to detect if there is an ocular cause for headaches. Your optometrist can find out if your headaches are due to an uncorrected refractive error (spectacle prescription), ocular muscle imbalance or

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sleeping in contacts to cure myopia

Will myopia treatment make my eyes better?

What is Myopia? Who gets myopia? Can it get treated and will it get better? These are just some of the questions that opticians get asked daily. In short, the definition of Myopia (short-sightedness) is where the eye is longer than normal or the cornea is too steep, meaning that light rays focus in front of the retina. In real terms, this means that near

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Vitamins for eyes and better vision

Vitamins for eyes and better vision

Many people do not think about the foods or vitamins they should be consuming when it comes to eye health but luckily many of the vitamins you need for eye health are very similar to the ones for your overall health and wellbeing. We have comprised a list of the best vitamins and antioxidants for eye health and the foods you can commonly find them in

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Why are Opticians important

Why are opticians important?

Many people underestimate the importance their local practice could play in their vision and eye health. It is a very common thought that opticians can only test your vision and that people can tell themselves when their vision has worsened. This, of course, is not true. Opticians can detect a number of eye health and body health problems from looking at

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Can an eye test detect high cholesterol

Can an eye test detect high cholesterol?

What is high cholesterol? High Cholesterol is a type of fat in the blood, your body naturally makes all the Cholesterol it needs but some foods contain this type of fat which can cause blood flow problems. If your Cholesterol is too high, it will build up in your arteries and this is what causes the blood flow issues. How does an eye test detect

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