We’ve heard the age adage: you are what eat. This is generally taken to refer to weight; but your diet have a huge impact on multiple aspects on your health – including your vision.
The foods you choose to eat can be important players in a preventative battle against eye disease. That’s right, carrots, cans of tuna and eggplants could be the superheros that combat cataracts for you. So, what do you eat to prevent cataracts?
Before providing a definitive list of the super snacks you can munch away on to come to the rescue of a not only a grumbling tummy, but also your vision, let’s get to the core of why certain foods are beneficial to your eyesight. Continue reading “Eat Better – See Better”
Nearly all of us – at some stage in our lives – will experience vision deficiencies. When this occurs, there are a number of options available to us – including glasses, contact lenses, as well as more long-term solutions such as laser vision correction surgery. You will make a decision with the help of an osteopathic doctor based on the severity of your vision impairment, the type of eyesight condition you have, and multiple other factors. Some of us may be in a stage of vision degeneration where the option of LASIK surgery on the table, but it’s a difficult choice to make; weighing up between permanent laser surgery correction and retaining glasses or other eye prescription solutions is a tricky one. By getting all of the facts straight about LASIK vision correction, you will enable yourself to make a founded decision that can benefit you for the rest of your life. Continue reading “See For Yourself the Long-Term Effects of LASIK Eye Surgery”
Eye degeneration is basically inevitable. It’s no surprise really; we use our eyes all day long, straining to read books, newspapers, work; staring at laptops, tablets and phone screens all day; watching TV – whatever it is you use your eyes for, you’re using them and so eye fatigue is almost unavoidable. However, your eyesight decline is not something that is completely out of your control. In fact, the answer lies not necessarily in your eyes, but in your mouth – and more specifically, what you put in it. That’s right, what you eat and the vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients you consume not only affect your weight, skin, mood and general well-being, but can also prevent eye degeneration! More reason to start carefully examining what you’re putting into your body on the daily. Continue reading “Eat your way to Better Eye Health”
Many people are plagued with vision impairment. Some of us manage this with glasses or contact lenses; however, for some, these temporary solutions prove endlessly costly and a hassle to maintain. Laser surgery for the eye is thus an ever-increasingly popular solution for those who want to see clearly – without having to regularly increase their glasses prescription or fork out for expensive contact lenses. However, there are a number of myths which can mystify us when it comes to laser eye correction. Let’s unravel some of these rumours and achieve an unobscured perspective of what laser eye surgery involves – and a potentially unobscured vision as a result! Continue reading “Myths Busted: Laser Vision Correction”
The dangers of smoking are generally well known. Advertisements plastered on billboards, televisions, radios, magazines and cigarette packages use shocking images to communicate the dangers of smoking. These usually emphasise diseases such as cancer, emphysema, poor blood circulation, lung disease and heart diseases. Less well-known effects of smoking, however, are eye diseases and eye problems. Many people don’t realise that with each cigarette, they are putting their eyes and eyesight in danger. Continue reading “How Smoking Could Ruin Your Eyesight”
A cataract is an area of the eye’s lens that is murky or cloudy, often leading vision impairment of the eye in which it is present ranging from somewhat obscured to a total loss of vision. Whilst cataracts are predominant in adults, they can also occur in children or newborns. Whilst this is uncommon, it is important to keep an eye open to the possible signs of cataracts in your child and/or children’s eyes to ensure early detection.
Early detection is essential as cataracts in newborns should, ideally, be removed as soon as possible to allow clear retinal vision – this may mean cataracts surgery in the first few weeks of an infant’s life. Continue reading “Cataracts and Kids: A Guide to Cataracts Surgery”
It’s easy to neglect our eye care habits when winter roles around. Whilst that scorching summer sun may not be beating down as heavily upon our faces and eyes, other factors like indoor heating can still dry out our skin! So, let’s be kind to our eyes, and maintain a strict routine all year round.
The first thing to remember in your mission towards seasonal eye care is to prevent eye dryness. If you already suffer from Dry Eyes, do not let the guise of winter fool you into thinking you can take a break from your eye problems. Use artificial tears to keep your eyes moist, and try not to spend excessive amounts of time near heaters – a common catalyst for eye dryness! Continue reading “Winter Wearies: Tips for Eye Care in Winter”
As the years go by, we might notice our ability to run, move, jump, hear and participate in any activity requiring a certain level of energy decreases significantly. Eyesight is simply another aspect of the process of aging; however, it does not have to be a cause of nuisance or distress, with plenty of options available to ensure you see as clearly as you did in your twenties!
Once we hit the roaring forties, the likeliness of developing a condition such as presbyopia – where focusing on close images becomes more difficult – is very common. This is because, as we age, the lens in the eye becomes less flexible and therefore it doesn’t focus light as well , thus causing blurred vision, especially when attempting to focus on a nearby image. Symptoms of presbyopia can begin our twenties, although symptoms do not start until our late forties or fifties. The most obvious symptom is the progressive onset of obscured close vision. Other warning signs of presbyopia are squinting, headaches, a change in the amount of light needed to read, eye strain, and holding your phone and books further away. Continue reading “You Have to See It to Believe it: Restore your Sight from the impacts of Presbyopia”
We mostly use our eyes to see people and other things within surroundings; however, now our eyes may serve another purpose – to be looked into! Advanced iris recognition technology is rendering our eyes as the best way to identify someone.
You might associate eye recognition systems with sci-fi films and high security spy agencies. However, iris biometrics is more commonplace than you may think –that’s right, it’s not just an element of fictional depictions of a far off future! Continue reading “3D IRIS TECHNOLOGY: Not Just For Sci-Fi Films”
Do you suffer from the daily struggle of trying to locate your glasses before heading out, hands overloaded with your daily essentials, only to find them on your head after 10 minutes of frantically tearing apart your house? Or perhaps you suffer from inflammation, foggy vision or dryness of the eyes when wearing contact lenses? Well, struggle no more; Perfect Vision has a solution to your woes – a solution that even NASA, the US Navy and the Air Force condone and support! So all aboard the ship to regaining your eyesight and rediscovering freedom! Continue reading “Fly Away with Perfect Vision: NASA-approved technology guarantees Rocket-Speed Results”