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  • Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy


    People with diabetes are at risk of suffering from diabetic retinopathy, which is a disease that affects the blood vessels in your retina. The retina is a part of your eye where images are formed for you to be able to see. This means that you can easily go blind if you have diabetes and diabetes retinopathy. What Happens? Excess sugar in diabetic people's blood can affect blood vessels all over the body.
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  • Glaucoma Management: Three Essential Guidelines for Using Eye Drop Medication


    Glaucoma is characterised by the build-up of fluid pressure inside the eye. If the condition is not managed, the high pressure will cause significant damage to the optic nerves. As a result, the ability to process visual information will be compromised, and permanent vision loss might occur. Fortunately, there are different methods of managing glaucoma. One of the most favourable options is the use of medical eye drops. Eye drops are effective for reducing intraocular pressure, and the medication does not present high risks like surgical intervention.
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  • Exam Time: 4 Ways to Protect Your Eyes When Studying


    If you are a student who needs to study, it is likely you will be spending a lot of time reading books, writing essays and reviewing PowerPoint presentations. However, all of these activities can place a lot of strain on your eyes. Below is a guide to 4 steps you can take to protect your eyes while you study. Have an eye exam If the glasses or contact lenses that you wear are old, they may be harming rather than helping your eyesight and may be triggering headaches or increasing the amount of fatigue you feel.
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  • 4 Eye Health Tips for Older People


    Older people can be affected by poor health. One area which is likely to be affected by age is your eyes. As you reach retirement age, it is important that you take steps which will help you to maintain good vision and to spot eye problems before they become major health issues. Failure to take these steps could lead to a gradual deterioration in the quality of your eyesight. Below are four key steps you should take for good eye health.
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  • 3 Things to Look for in Your Sunglasses if You Want to Prevent Getting Crow's Feet


    If you want to reduce your chances of getting crow's feet around your eyes, it's a great idea to start wearing sunglasses whenever it's sunny outside. When sunshine hits your unprotected eyes, your body's natural response is to protect them by squinting. When the muscles around your eyes are made to squint often for extended periods, the motion of that muscle movement begins to cause the wrinkling commonly referred to as crow's feet.
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  • Proper Eye Care - Rubbing Your Eyes Vigorously Can Affect Your Vision


    Do you rub your eyes vigorously when you wake up, when feeling tired, removing makeup, or habitually during the day? If so, you may consider stopping this habit as it can negatively affect your vision. The eyes are very delicate and sensitive parts of the body, and proper care should be taken when handling them to ensure that you don't end up having eye problems that could otherwise be avoided. Here are some of the ways in which rubbing your eyes can affect your vision, and the measures that you can take to protect it.
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  • 3 Ways Your Young Child's Homework Issues Could Indicate Vision Problems


    For most parents, getting young children to do their homework -- and do it well -- is a struggle at the best of times. While most families blame bad homework habits and poor grades on laziness and lack of motivation, there's another potential culprit you need to consider if your child is struggling with assignments: poor eyesight. Unsolved vision problems are a huge detriment to a child's education both at home and at school, so it's important that they're discovered as soon as possible.
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