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Eyecare Tips for 2019

Hasn’t 2018 flown by with a blink of an eye?  We are just a few days left to ring in the New Year.  For most people this will mean New Years resolutions, this may be to lose weight, feel more healthy or just to feel mentally great.  One of the best things you can do […]

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6 Must have Vitamins for Healthy Eyes

Vitamins are essential for the maintenance of a healthy body as well as your eyes. Here is our list of vitamins for healthy eyes: 1.  Vitamin C Vitamin C is an anti oxidant that protects the eye from the harmful effects of free radicals.  It aids in the maintenance of the connective tissue in the […]

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Winter Eye Care

We all take care of our eyes in the summer heat and glare by wearing sunglasses but it is just as important to cover your eyes from the sun’s Ultraviolet (UV) rays by wearing your sunglasses in the winter. Another disorder that we must protect our eyes from is dry eye syndrome which is common […]

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Arthritis and Eye Disorders

As with many of us we assume that arthritis as just inflammation of the joints.  Research shows that inflammation is not only attributed to your joints but can also affect your eyes.  The reason behind this is inflammation affects Collagen.  Collagen is the main component of connective tissue which is also found in the eyes. […]

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7 Eye Exercises to Reduce Eye Strain

We all know the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle by regular exercise and staying active.  The similar can be said of your eyes.  Our eyes also need regular exercise and maintenance just like the rest of our body. We are spending endless hours staring at text and images on computer screens, televisions and mobile […]

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Computer Eye Strain

7 Things to Know About Computer Eye Strain

Staring at computers for long periods of time may cause eye strain. Problems of the eye caused by the use of computers is termed Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Symptoms of computer vision syndrome are : Eye strain Headaches Blurred vision Double vision Eye irritation Dry eyes Watery eyes Increases sensitivity to light Neck pain You […]

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Alcohol and your Eyesight

Here is our list of short term and long term effects of drinking excessive alcohol on your eyesight. Short Term Effects of Alcohol on your Eyesight: 1.  Weakened Visual Performance Drinking heavily impairs the brain function which results in an modified vision.  This is due to alcohol slowing the communication between the brains neurotransmitters.  This […]

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Eye Disorders and Smoking

Smoking contains 4000 chemicals that are known to affect the health of the body and organs.  Smoking is known to cause heart and lung disorders but it also affects your eyes and vision. Here is a list of eye disorders associated with smoking: 1.  Macular Degeneration Smoking increases the risk of developing macular degeneration.  Research […]

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5 Essential Foods For Healthy Eyes

As well as exercising regularly it is essential that you incorporate a diet with healthy foods to maintain healthy eyes. Here is our list of essential foods that you should include in your diet to promote healthy eyes: 1.  Legumes Chickpeas, kidney beans, black eyed peas, peas and lentils contain a high source of zinc […]

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10 reasons to get your eyes tested!

    Here are just 10 of the many reasons why you should have a regular eye examination:- You only get one pair of eyes; once lost your eye sight cannot be returned. Your eyes, unlike teeth, will not always hurt when there is a problem. Good eye sight is very important in education. An […]

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