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Light that is bad for your eyes

Light is very important for various functions in our body, for our eyes it helps us see better, help us to have better contrast and to see colours. The danger zone is the UV and some of the blue light.

UV exposure can cause damages to our eyes on the front structures of our eye particularly our cornea and lens. It can contribute to the development of pinguecula, pterygiums and also cataracts.

Blue light exposure can cause damage to the back structures of the eye, the retina. It can contribute to the cause of age related macular degeneration. The average proportion of blue light that’s found in sunlight during the day is 25%-30%. Even on a cloudy day up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays can pass through the clouds.

Your welcome to visit any of our branch for more info about lenses that can blocks out the harm full UV and blue light

14
OCT
2013

Tips for Soft Contact Lens Care

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Step 1: Always wash your hands and dry your hands thoroughly before touching you contact lenses. Step 2: When removing your lenses, use your fingers to firmly hold your lids open. Slide the lens onto the white part of your eye and gently pinch the lens off with your thumb and...
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07
OCT
2013

How does the computer affect your eyesight?

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Do you Experience? Headaches Focusing or double vision Blurry or double vision Tired eyes Burning eyes Dry eyes Light sensitivity Neck pain In order to improve your understanding of these visual problems in front of the computer we use the term computer vision syndrome. The...
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28
SEP
2013

Glaucoma

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Glaucoma refers to a number of conditions that all damage the optic nerve. Increased pressure in the eye is one of the ways the optic nerve is damaged. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness. Often called the “sneak thief” of sight, most forms of glaucoma...
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21
SEP
2013

First Aid for Eye Injuries

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Take prompt action and follow the steps below if you or someone else has an eye-related injury. Small object on the eye or eyelid The eye will often clear itself of tiny objects, like eyelashes and sand. First Aid for Eye Injuries through blinking and tearing. If not, take these...
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07
SEP
2013

Dry Eyes

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Do you have burning or scratchy eyes? Dry eye syndrome affects 10% of the population. This sensation is more common in older individuals. Most individuals with this condition are female. Women who use hormone replacement therapy have a 69% greater risk of developing dry eye...
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01
SEP
2013

Diabetes and the eye

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Diabetes is the number one cause of irreversible blindness in people age 20-74 years. 5800 Americans lose their sight because of diabetes annually. The Primary part of the eye affected by diabetes is the retina. Changes in the retina caused by diabetes are collectively known as...
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