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Simple Ways to Maintain Proper Healthy Eyes

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Eyes are the most important sensory organs. They consist of different moving parts which combine to bring you sight. When one of the parts gets a problem, the entire eye gets affected and may result in a long-term problem.   Due to their importance, you should never take your eyes for granted. Always visit an optometrist for a check-up, even when a problem seems small. Follow the tips below to maintain healthy eyes and maintain your vision for an extended period. Read More»

Five Reasons You May Be Referred to an Opthalmologist

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An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who has specialised in eye care; this is different from an optometrist who has trained only in eye care. You may find yourself referred to an ophthalmologist because of their expertise and medical knowledge. What kinds of conditions might they treat? Loss of vision Loss of vision can have a number of causes such as glaucoma, stroke, or damage to the eye itself. Patients who notice a change in their vision, particularly if it is sudden, may be referred to an ophthalmologist who will be best placed to diagnose the underlying condition and decide upon the treatment. Read More»

3 Ways Type-2 Diabetes Can Impact Eye Health

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If you have type-2 diabetes, you’re at an increased risk of developing certain problems with your eye health, particularly if your diabetes is not well controlled. This is because high blood sugar levels can damage the protein structure of the cells in your eyes, which can impact the overall health of your eyes or damage certain areas of your eye. Here are three ways type-2 diabetes can impact your eye health: Read More»

Helping Your Child Get Used to Contact Lenses

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Contact lenses are a popular choice among adults who prefer them to wearing glasses. Perhaps that’s because their job or a hobby makes glasses inconvenient or maybe just because they don’t like the way glasses look on them. Children can be even more self-conscious than adults about the way glasses look, which can lead to them requesting contact lenses. In many cases, this isn’t advised until they’re old enough to understand all the care and responsibility that comes with contact lenses. Read More»

Understanding Ophthalmoplegia

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Ophthalmoplegia is an eye condition that’s characterised by muscle weakness or paralysis of one or more of the muscles that are required to move your eye. Ophthalmoplegia can be referred to as external or internal. External ophthalmoplegia causes your eyelids to droop and affects the muscles responsible for eye coordination. Internal ophthalmoplegia causes double vision due to nerve damage affecting muscles at the back of your eyes. Here’s what you need to know about ophthalmoplegia: Read More»

Three Food Choices to Help Prevent Cataracts

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Eye care is important, and this is particularly true as you age. Optometry Australia confirms that cataracts are commonly a result of ageing and are often seen in people over 65. Reducing your eye exposure to ultraviolet light is one way to reduce your chance of cataracts growing. However, making healthier food choices can play a part in keeping your eyes healthy. As someone who is concerned about their eye health, consider these three food changes you can make to lower your odds of needing cataract surgery in the future. Read More»

Understanding The Causes Of Photophobia

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Photophobia is simply defined as experiencing eye discomfort or pain when exposed to natural or artificial bright light. Mild cases of photophobia can cause you to squint when you move from a dull light environment into a bright environment, while severe photophobia can make it impossible for you to be in any brightly lit environment without experiencing significant eye pain. Photophobia can be caused by several underlying health issues, and while some of these are relatively harmless, others need prompt medical attention. Read More»