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Tips for Healthy Eyes

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Never use old make-up

Never use old make-up on your eyes, share eye make-up or use old wands in new products as these increase the risk of infection. We have had patients suffering with eye infections from applying out-of-date eye-liner and make-up, so give your make-up bag an overhaul and throw out old mascara and eye liner after six months.


What Is Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)?

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Amblyopia, known colloquially as “lazy eye”, refers to a visual disorder characterised by undeveloped vision in an otherwise normal and healthy eye. Amblyopia is caused by poor or no transmission of visual images from the affected eye to the brain, and is most successfully treated if detected in early childhood.

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Nutrition For Eyes

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Just like the rest of your body, your eyes need certain vitamins and nutrients to stay healthy. With all the vitamins and supplements available these days, it is hard to keep everything straight, so we’ve prepared a basic guide of nutrition to keep in mind when looking out for your eyes:

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What Is Short Sight (Myopia)?

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Myopia is the medical term for the eye condition better known as short sightedness. If you are only able to see things clearly at a distance with the help of vision aids, then you are short sighted. People with myopia are able to see objects close to them clearly; it is only when objects are far away that problems occur.

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20 Eye Facts To Celebrate 20/20

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Your eyes are one of the most amazing parts of your body – but some people don’t know too much about them. We’ve put together a list of 20 eye related facts to celebrate the launch of our 20/20 vision or better money back guarantee - a guarantee that all patients who have an iLASIK™ laser eye surgery procedure will receive a full refund if they do not achieve 20/20 vision or better.

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