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Eating For Your Eyes

Eating For Your Eyes

Healthy eating is fundamental to the health and wellbeing of your eyes. Enjoying a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables will not only benefit your overall health but can also lower your risk of developing eye disease.

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( Posted in: Achieving Good Vision )

How computers are affecting our vision and our childrens vision?

How computers are affecting our vision and our childrens vision?

Should you worry about how much time your child spends in front of the computer every day?

Sitting for hours in front of a computer screen stresses a child's eyes because the computer forces the child's vision system to focus and strain a lot more than any other task.

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( Posted in: Children's Vision )

Children and Computer Vision Syndrome

Children and Computer Vision Syndrome

Nine out of Ten young adults in Singapore are myopic (short-sighted).  Early indications are that myopia is becoming much more common in young adults here. Research indicates that heavy computer use among children puts them at risk for early myopia  However there are some strategies for limiting the risk of short-sightedness.

 

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( Posted in: Children's Vision )

Eyebrows - what are they for?

Eyebrows - what are they for?

We all have them, but it could be said that most people tend to take their eyebrows for granted.

When you look in the mirror, it’s impossible not to notice your eyebrows and it’s probably reasonable to assume that most of us are more aware of how they affect our appearance than what benefits they bring.

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( Posted in: Achieving Good Vision )

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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( Posted in: Eye Health )

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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( Posted in: Eye Health )

How eyes adapt to the darkness

How eyes adapt to the darkness

Have you ever wondered how your eyes can adapt too many different light conditions? Our eyes are amazingly versatile – we can see perfectly well in a vast variety of light conditions thanks to a very neat system that is able to adapt to brilliant sunshine and then to total darkness when required.

This is all made possible by two distinct parts of the eye – the pupil and the retina

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( Posted in: Achieving Good Vision )
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