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How Do Every Day Activities Impact On My Eye Health?

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There are many myths about eye sight and eye health and what can affect it, including sitting too close to the TV, or reading in the dark.

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Caring For Your Eyes While Travelling

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Regardless of whether you’re travelling for work or pleasure, and whether your idea of a perfect vacation is a luxury suite or a sleeping bag under the stars, it is important to take care of your eyes.

Flying can be tricky because of the dry environment in airplanes. If you wear contact lenses, particularly if you are on a longer flight, it is a good idea to wear glasses for the duration of the flight to avoid irritating your eyes.

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Celebrity Eye Problems

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In late 2009, then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s office released a statement regarding Brown’s eye problems. At that time, it was already well-known that Brown had suffered from a retinal detachment after a rugby injury in his teens and lost vision in his left eye. Recently, however, Brown’s right eye was found to have two minor retinal tears, which doctors decided not to treat as there had been no further deterioration. This discovery prompted the subsequent statement release.

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Football And Laser Eye Surgery

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With the World Cup in full swing, it’s hard to avoid the football frenzy that has taken over the UK and the rest of the world. Regardless of whether your favourite team is favoured to win or already catching a flight home, it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement.

So, what does laser eye surgery have to do with football?

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Eye Tracking Technology

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Eye tracking may sound like something from a science fiction movie, but it is in fact widely used today and likely to become even more prevalent in the near future.

First off, it is worth mentioning that eye tracking isn’t synonymous with eye scanning, which is often used as a means of identification, particularly in areas or situations that require tight security. Films such as Minority Report, Charlie’s Angels, and Gattaca all highlight this possibility.

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