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Sporting Eye Injuries

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Keeping fit and participating in sporting activities is important for those aiming to maintain a healthy lifestyle and look after themselves. What many people don’t realise is sport is now the biggest cause of hospital admissions for serious eye injuries in the UK.

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Top Tips: Hairstyles That Make The Cut

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A change of hairstyle can be a big decision for some people, and if you are considering a fringe it can change your whole look. But when it comes to choosing the right fringe, there are a few things to consider before taking the plunge, especially if you wear glasses.

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What is Presbyopia?

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Presbyopia is an eye condition that is characterised by an inability to focus on objects that are nearby. It is a condition that is caused by the ageing process and is common in people reaching middle age.

When reaching their 40′s and 50′s, many people find they have difficulty in focusing and suffer from presbyopia to some degree – even if they have never had any trouble with their sight in the past. This is because, as the natural lens ages, it finds it more difficult to alter its focus from distance to near.

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Maintain Healthy Eyes For Life

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Your eyes are one of the most important parts of your body. They allow you to see what is going on around you, spot danger and opportunities and even witness some incredible sights that can be the starting point for most memories that you have. That’s why it’s absolutely vital that you take good care of your eyes. Maintaining healthy eyes doesn’t have to be time consuming. If you take some small steps, you can ensure that your eyes will look after you for many years to come.

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Be Inspired By The Spec-tacular Glasses-wearers Of Years Gone By

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The right pair of glasses, on a famous face, can become iconic of the wearer. When you think of John Lennon, a pair of circular, blue-lensed specs and long hair spring to mind. What about Buddy Holly? Thick-rimmed black glasses accompanied by a geek chic blazer. Harry Potter? Broken circular frames below a lightning-shaped scar. The glasses-wearers of years gone by can inspire you as to how you can make specs synonymous with your own style, and with this in mind, here are some of our favourite celeb glasses-lovers.

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