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Exercise and eye health – what’s the link?

Planks, star jumps, burpees – plenty of us are used to exercising at the gym or at home to keep fit and get strong, but did you know it’s also great for your eye health? The science of exercising and eye health Physical exercise, such as running, cycling, or working out, coupled with a healthy…

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Are contact lenses suitable for children?

We often get asked about contact lenses for kids – are they suitable for children, what age can they start wearing them, and what type is best? We’ve done our best to answer any questions you may have in this blog post. Contacts lenses vs glasses Wearing glasses can sometimes present challenges for children. Although…

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How do sunglasses protect your eyes from UV damage and glare?

How often do you enjoy the sun without wearing sunglasses? You may not realise it, but unprotected sun exposure over the years can cause UV damage to your eyes. What exactly is UV damage though, and how do sunglasses help to protect your eyes from it? UV light and its dangers UV stands for ultraviolet,…

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How do you know if laser eye surgery is right for you?

Are you considering laser eye surgery? This life-changing procedure is used to correct your vision permanently, eliminating or significantly reducing the need to wear glasses or contact lenses after. However, it isn’t suitable for everyone as certain conditions must be met to make it a safe and effective procedure. If you’re looking for laser eye…

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Why is glaucoma known as the silent thief of vision?

Glaucoma affects over half a million people over the age of 40 in the UK, and is often asymptomatic in its early stages. World Glaucoma Week (starting 6th March 2022) aims to raise awareness of the condition and prevent people from losing their sight. So, what is glaucoma and what can you do to protect…

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Winter eye care tips for the family

Protecting health is always high on the self-care agenda, especially now as the pandemic continues and winter has set in. Part of looking after yourself also means caring for your eyes during the colder months. To find out how you can keep your eyes in the best shape this season, take a look at our…

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Your vision and road safety

Good vision is not just important for the ease of getting through everyday life – it also significantly impacts road safety. According to statistics, 1 in 5 drivers can’t see clearly. This causes slower reaction times and leads to an increased risk of accidents. It’s essential for drivers to be aware of the importance of…

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Common children’s vision problems explained

Eye exams are important at all stages of life – and that includes childhood. While school sight tests are convenient, they don’t cover the same amount of detail as an eye exam with the optometrist does. A comprehensive eye exam not only checks changes in your vision, but also assesses the health of the eye….

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Are Contact Lenses For You?

Contact lenses vs glasses – this is a common dilemma for a number of people. We’re here to compare these two types of vision correction and explore why contact lenses could be right for you. They’re great for Sporty Lifestyles Contact lenses are often the preferred method of vision correction for people who are active…

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Cataracts and UV Exposure – What’s The Connection?

Sunglasses are more than just a fashion statement, they protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Over time, exposure to UV light can contribute to the development of cataracts, but by wearing sunglasses you can reduce cumulative effects and protect your vision. Understanding UV Radiation What is UV light? It’s a form of…

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