Eye Conditions


Learning About Vision: The Stages Of Development in Children

Infants Development of the eyes takes place between the first 3-10 weeks in the womb. There after changes will continue to occur much till their adolescence. These stages are interpreted into the following significant changes you should be observing in your child and potential problems to be aware of. The well-being of our vision are of great importance as 80% of our memories are created by what we see in day-to-day life. Warning signs Child […]


How Does UV Light Affect Eyesight?

UV radiation, whether from natural sunlight or artificial UV rays, can seriously damage your eyes. Most people probably understand the link between ultraviolet (UV) radiation and skin cancer. But many are less aware of the connection between UV radiation and eye damage. With increased levels of UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface, it is important to take the necessary precautions to protect your eyes. What Is UV Light? The sun’s primary danger to us comes […]


Foods For Healthy Eyes

Foods For Healthy Eyes – Really? We were all told the same thing when we were younger “Eat your carrots, they’ll help you see in the dark.” Sure, we all rolled our eyes and sure we ate them anyway to see if the theory was actually true, but our parents may not have been far off the mark. There is plenty of research to suggest that eating certain foods can have multiple benefits for your […]


Eye Facts & Myths Set Straight

When you were a child, did your family tell you to eat carrots because they helped you see better in the dark? Is this a myth? Well, yes and no Carrots contain vitamin A, or retinol, and this is required for your body to absorb rhodopsin, which is the pigment in your eyes that operates in low-light conditions. If you have a vitamin A deficiency, your night vision can be impaired. Making it an excellent […]


Everything you need to know about Glaucoma

If you’re anything like I was a few months ago, you probably think that Glaucoma is an avocado-based dip from Mexico. Unfortunately, Glaucoma isn’t as tasty as that, but it is something everyone should be aware of. Affecting over 600,000 people, it is one of the main causes of vision loss in the UK. If left untreated, Glaucoma can cause permanent loss of vision. But don’t panic! If you read this short blog we will […]


Home Remedies for Dry Eyes

What are dry eyes? Dry eyes occur when your tear glands don’t produce enough tears to lubricate your eyes. This condition can be uncomfortable and painful. It can be caused by both medical and environmental factors. What is dry eye syndrome? Dry eye syndrome is a general term used to describe dry eyes caused by either poor quality tears or diminished tear production. The symptoms include: scratchy, dry, and painful sensation in both of your […]


Digital Eye Strain In Young Adults

Digital eye strain is visual discomfort experienced as symptoms of dry eyes, irritation, fatigue which can also lead to blurred vision, watery eyes and headaches. On average the population spend more than 6 hours a day behind a visual screen from tablets, laptops and television at close range. Many begin to discover the difficulties when shifting vision, leading to insomnia, as blue light is known to disrupt the normal REM sleeping pattern. Worst cases leading […]


Colour Blindness: Symptoms, Causes and Diagnosis

What is colour blindness? Colour blindness is a condition that affects a significant percentage of the population. It is the inability to perceive colour differences under normal conditions and the decreased ability to see colour. It is not actual blindness and many people who are colour blind are still able to see objects clearly, but there is a deficiency of colour vision.   Colour blindness can change a life Colour blindness can change a life […]


Macula Degeneration

Macula degeneration (AMD) is a condition that affects the central part of the vision. The part we use to look at things directly. It can occur gradually (dry type) or suddenly (wet type). Key facts: Mainly affects people over 60, but can occur sooner. Most common cause of sight loss in the developed world 600,000 people affected in the UK Half of these are registered as sight impaired Risk factors: Age – Over 60s at […]


Cataracts

A cataract is cause by a change in the structure of the natural lens Key facts: Start developing in people as they get older Can occur at birth, due to drugs or trauma (less common) Age related cataract are very common Stops the light from reaching the back of the eye and affects vision They develop over many years Requires surgery to remove and replace the affected lens. Risk factors: Age - Over 60s at greater risk. [...]