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The revival of coloured lenses

The revival of coloured lenses

Whether we're emotionally ready for it or not, the revival of fashion from the 2000's has begun.
Yep, that’s right–better get ready to relive some of your best ‘what was I thinking?’ moments.  While some of the eyewear trends of the ‘naughties’ can stay well and truly buried (diamanté encrusted frames, anyone?), one iconic look has returned in full force–the glorious coloured lens.  Donned regularly by the likes of Drew Barrymore and the Olsen twins, with tones in vibrant red or blue, the tinted lens was hard to ignore.

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Pterygium

Pterygium

A pterygium – pronounced as ter-ig-e-um – is a fleshy growth that develops when an eye is regularly exposed to bright sunlight and wind. It’s common in people who spend a lot of time outdoors in sunny and windy conditions. Hence its very common in our patients at Young Eyes.

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Which is your Dominant Eye?

Which is your Dominant Eye?

Do you know if you are left or right eyed? Most people will have dominant eye and this can be important. 

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Headaches

Headaches

A headache is defined as "a pain or ache in the head...It accompanies many diseases and conditions, including emotional distress."

Headaches are one of the most common symptoms that can be experienced. Most people will experience a headache at some point of their lives. They can affect anyone regardless of age and gender.

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Does Your Eye Colour Influence Cataracts?

Does Your Eye Colour Influence Cataracts?

Everyone is at Risk of Cataracts. However, did you know that you could be more at risk simply because of the colour of your eyes?

People with dark brown eyes have the greatest possibility of developing cataracts. An Australian study found that the risks can be up to 2.5 times more likely for certain types of cataracts

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Optometric Care of Acquired Brain Injuries

Optometric Care of Acquired Brain Injuries

Vision problems and symptoms are among the most common difficulties associated with acquired brain injuries. The nerve systems that control the way the eyes work and focus together, and transmit the visual information to the back of the brain for understanding of our visual world, are the most complex systems of the brain. Vision enables us to be aware of our surroundings and to know where we are in our world, to steer our walking through our environment, to direct the hand and other actions to write and hold things, and to help us stay balanced.

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Growing Concerns over Risks of Blue Light on Macula

Growing Concerns over Risks of Blue Light on Macula

There is growing concern among leading optometrists and researchers over the harmful effect of blue light from LED screens on the macula and its risk of damaging the macula. LED lights are increasingly used in the latest high definition televisions, tablets , smartphones and computers.

Janine Hobson says “Children especially, are at particular risk of macular damage from blue light because their eyes are not as efficient at filtering out the rays”.

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Tired Eyes - A Very Real Condition

Tired Eyes - A Very Real Condition

Most of us will experience periods where our eyes feel tired. Is this a real condition or is it just a normal symptom after a long day?

In fact, it is very real and even has a name. The medical term for eyestrain is ‘asthenopia’.

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