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Do You Need an Eye Test?

Regular eye tests are important for making sure your eyes are healthy, checking for any changes and keeping your prescription up to date. Even if you don’t wear glasses or contact lenses it’s important to get your eyes checked at least once every two years. If you notice a change in your eyes or if… Continue reading Do You Need an Eye Test?

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What is Colour-Blindness?

Colour blindness is often used to describe all forms of colour vision deficiency and does not always mean complete colour blindness. Total colour blindness is rare whereas the inability to distinguish between certain colours is much more common. Colour blindness is usually inherited from family members and is usually present from birth, although it can… Continue reading What is Colour-Blindness?

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What is Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis is a common eye condition which causes inflammation of the conjunctiva, or the thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye, and the inside of the eyelid. Conjunctivitis is often referred to as 'pink eye' or 'red eye'. It usually affects one eye initially before spreading to the other within a… Continue reading What is Conjunctivitis?

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What is Computer Eye Strain?

With the amount most people use computers in their daily life, it’s no surprise that there are so many complaining of computer related eye strain. While the condition is common it is rarely serious and usually goes away after resting your eyes, but it can be uncomfortable. Studies report that computer eye strain and other… Continue reading What is Computer Eye Strain?

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What are Cataracts?

Cataracts are when changes in the lens of the eye cause it to become cloudy and less transparent. This means the patient’s vision also becomes cloudy/misty and it can have significant implications on their daily life. The lens sits behind the pupil, when light enters the eye it passed through the cornea (transparent tissue at… Continue reading What are Cataracts?

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What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by complications in diabetic patients when high blood sugar levels damage the back of the eye or retina. If it is left undiagnosed and untreated it can cause blindness, so it is important to be aware of the condition if you are diabetic. The condition affects 80% of people who have… Continue reading What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

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What is Hyperopia?

Hyperopia otherwise known as Hypermetropia or long-sightedness is an eye condition which primarily affects adults over 40 but can affect people of all ages, including children. Hyperopia means that the patient struggles to focus on close-up objects but may be better able to see objects in the distance; however, some patients are unable to focus… Continue reading What is Hyperopia?