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Eye Test: A Window Into Your Personal Health

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It’s a common misconception that eye tests only help detect problems with your vision and ensure your prescription is up-to-date. They do that of course – but they can also identify any health problems you may be unaware of. This is why eye tests should form a regular part of your health care regime.

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5 Top Tips To Avoid Computer Eye Strain

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With so many of us nowadays using computers everyday at our work, it is no surprise that computer eye strain is increasingly becoming a major job related complaint. Unless you are very disciplined and plan to take regular breaks away from your desk, some of us spend up to eight or nine hours a day in front of a screen, whether it is a computer or TV.

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Make-up: Before And After Laser Eye Surgery

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Make-up is a vital part of the getting-ready routine of most women, whether you’re a high-maintenance girl, or just apply a bit of tinted moisturiser to get ready for the day – everyone has their own preferences. That said, if you wear glasses or contact lenses you can sometimes be limited in the type and amount of make-up you can get away with. However, that doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun experimenting with make-up.

Here’s our guide to looking your best, whether you’re a glasses wearer, prefer the more natural look of contact lenses, or have undergone laser eye surgery for perfect vision.

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What Is Glaucoma?

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Glaucoma can refer to a number of eye conditions associated with damage to the optic nerve at the back of the eye. Often characterised by a raised level of intraocular pressure, glaucoma varies in severity from patient to patient.

Glaucoma is the world’s leading cause of blindness, but can sometimes be difficult to identify. This is because the loss of vision develops gradually over time and can sometimes only be spotted when the disease becomes advanced. That’s why it’s important for patients who suspect they may have glaucoma to have their eyes tested by a professional, and catch the damage to their vision while it is still treatable.

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Cataracts & Cataracts Surgery Explained

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What is a cataract?

A cataract forms when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, causing vision to deteriorate. While there are factors that may contribute to the formation of cataracts, this condition is a natural part of the ageing process; just like greying hair and the loss of close up vision (presbyopia).

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