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Top Eye Care Tips For Festival Season

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Tents are being dusted off, dried-in dirt is being wiped from wellies and sleeping bags are being pulled out from underneath beds all across the country – FESTIVAL SEASON is finally here!

There are so many great things about summer; BBQ’s on the beach, day long road trips, holidays in the sun with your best friends – but nothing quite compares to the experience of a festival weekend.

Over the next few months, everyone who is anyone will be on their way to Glastonbury, T in the Park, Wireless or any one of the hundreds of festivals taking place across the country this year.

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What Is Astigmatism?

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Astigmatism is an eye condition that can affect the clarity of your vision and make it more difficult for you to focus on objects. Astigmatism is most common in eyes where the cornea is oval like a rugby ball instead of spherical like a football.

Most astigmatic corneas have two curves; a steeper curve and a flatter curve. This causes light to focus at more than one point in the eye, resulting in blurred vision. Astigmatism can be a mild or fairly serious eye condition, with symptoms ranging from very mild blurred vision to severe blurriness resulting in squinting, fatigue and headaches.

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Footballs’s Eye Care Stars

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Football – the beautiful game! Well, it is if you can actually see what you are doing. It’s often said that a footballer’s vision is his biggest asset. Whether it’s Fraser Forster climbing to reach a cross at the edge of his six yard box, Rio Ferdinand reading a 40-yard pass over the top or Lionel Messi threading the ball through a defenders legs to put David Villa through on goal, their eyes are the key component, sending all the important information to their brain ensuring optimum performance.

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5 Tips For Healthy Eyes

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Eye strain, high pollen count, infections and computer screens are factors we battle on a daily basis as we try to keep our eyes healthy and our vision clear.

Mary-Frances Kearney of Optical Express in Kensington High Street offers her tips for the best ways to look after your eyes this summer.

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Dealing With Your Child’s Eye Health

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When you have children, their health becomes one of the most important things that you have to consider. Whether it’s their diet or their general health, everything you do as a parent is to the benefit of your children.

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