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Exercise and Eyes

Exercise And Your Eyes

According to Wikipedia exercise is defined as any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness, overall health and wellness. Physical activity may not help eyesight directly but helps to lower the risk of certain health conditions that are linked to eye disease such as type 2 diabetes.  Poorly controlled diabetes can damage the blood […]

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different vitamin supplements for healthy eyes

Essential Vitamins for Healthy Eyes

Just like the rest of our body our eyes are important organs that need vitamins to function appropriately and help protect from eye disorders.  The function of vitamins is numerous and the benefits are evident for healthy eyes. Here is our list of essential vitamins to consume for healthy eyes: 1.  Vitamin A Vitamin A […]

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winter eye care tips

9 Winter Eye Care Tips For Healthy Eyes

As summer is over and now we are heading into winter it is imperative to look after your eyes as well as the rest of the body in the cold and flu season. One of the commonest problems with winter months is the number of people suffering from dry eyes.  This is due to outdoor […]

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dementia and eye problems

Dementia and Eye Problems

We regularly do home eye tests on patients with dementia. Dementia is not a disease but a term used to describe symptoms including memory loss and difficulties with thinking.  These are the most well known symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease which is the most commonest cause of dementia but not the only disease. The symptoms of […]

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arthritis and eyes

How Arthritis Can Affect Your Eyes

Many of our housebound patients that we provide eye tests for may suffer from other conditions. One of the commonest conditions our patients suffer from is arthritis.  Arthritis can affect any gender, age group and race. As with many of us we assume that arthritis as just inflammation of the joints.  Research shows that inflammation […]

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computer eye strain

7 Tips to Reduce Computer Eye Strain

We live in an era where the use of computers is prevalent in the workplace and most homes. 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 […]

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Alcohol and eyesight

Alcohol And Your Eyesight

We all know that drinking alcohol can make you tipsy, jolly and gives you a slurred speech to name a few effects.  Did you know that excessive drinking of alcohol can have implications on your eyesight and other parts of your body. Here is our list of short term and long term effects of drinking […]

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smoking and eye disorders

Smoking and Eye Health

  Did you know that cigarette smoke contains over 4000 chemicals.  At least 70 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer.  Some of these chemicals include nicotine, formaldehyde, lead, ammonia, benzene and carbon monoxide. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death.  Smoking harms all areas and organs of the body, not only does […]

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