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25 November 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Top 5 Aftercare Tips for Laser Eye Surgery

Aftercare tips

One of the most important parts of your patient journey after receiving laser eye surgery is the aftercare process. Taking good care of your eyes following treatment is extremely important to ensure your eyes can heal as best as possible during the recovery period. It can also help to minimise the risk of complications from surgery – even though complications from laser eye surgery are incredibly rare. Here are our top 5 aftercare tips to help you through the recovery period following laser eye surgery, which can help your eyes heal faster and prevent the risk of infection.

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18 November 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

How does astigmatism affect your eyesight?

Astigmatism

Astigmatism, along with myopia (near-sightedness) and hyperopia (far-sightedness), is one of the most common eye conditions around the world. All three of these eye conditions are known as refractive errors. These occur when the shape of your cornea, or the lens behind the cornea, prevents light from focusing correctly on your retina – a light-sensitive layer of tissue in the back of your eye, which is what leads to poor vision.

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11 November 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

How does cold winter weather affect our eyes?

Protect eyes in winter

Winter is soon approaching along with some of the most popular holidays of the year, meaning the weather is growing colder and the nights are getting longer. Whether you love winter for the festivities it brings, or you dislike the colder weather, we must all take steps to look after ourselves as the temperature drops. This includes taking care of our vision and eye health, as certain eye conditions such as dry eye syndrome can arise as the seasons change.

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04 November 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

How to keep your eyes safe while wearing eye makeup

Eye Makeup

Makeup is a popular cosmetic that millions of people wear every day, whether it’s part of your daily routine or a bolder makeup look. Eye makeup is often a big part of your look – with many eye makeup products available to use, such as eyeliner, mascara, and eye shadow. However, cosmetics can also pose risks to your vision and eye health. If you’re a fan of eye makeup – no matter how subtle or bold! – follow these safety tips in our new blog to prevent eye redness, irritation, rashes and swelling.

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29 October 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Halloween recipe to benefit eye health: Frozen pumpkin cheesecake

Halloween recipe to benefit eye health

Halloween 2021 is almost here! Since there are only 2 days to go, we thought we would share a frozen pumpkin cheesecake recipe that is sure to be the perfect dessert for your Halloween parties. What’s more, it’s great for your eyes too! As the cheesecake is made with lots of pumpkin goodness, it will ensure your eyes remain healthy since pumpkins are packed full of vitamins that nourish your vision and eye health.

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21 October 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

What is the impact of screen time on children’s vision?

Children's vision

Since the start of the pandemic, many children have turned to virtual learning during lockdown to continue their schooling, leading to a heavy increase in their amount of screen time. Children in the UK aged between 5 – 16 years old now spend an average of 6.3 hours using screens per day. With all the extra time spent focusing on screens (whether for virtual learning or leisure), it makes sense that you might be concerned about your child’s vision and eye health. To help ease your worries, we’ve put together some top tips on how to keep your children’s eyes healthy, and what potential symptoms you should be looking out for.

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14 October 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Driving eyesight rules: is your vision good enough to drive?

Driving eyesight rules

Having good eyesight is an essential part of road safety, and it’s also a legal requirement to meet the ‘standards of vision for driving’ set out by DVLA. Despite this, research by National Eye Health Week estimates that there are nine million drivers in Britain with vision that does not meet the legal standards for driving. Due to the sheer number of people on the roads with poor vision, accidents involving a driver with bad eyesight cause around 3,000 casualties and cost the UK £33 million per year.

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08 October 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Heterochromia: Can your eyes be two different colours?

Heterochromia

Heterochromia is the medical term used to describe someone who has more than one eye colour, and it affects less than 1% of the world’s population. The term itself is derived from Ancient Greek, as ‘heteros’ meant different and ‘chroma’ meant colour. In many cases this means that each eye is a different colour – for example, one eye is brown while the other eye is blue. However, it can also mean that there are two separate colours in different parts of the same eye, and this can even occur in both eyes.

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05 October 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Autumn recipe to boost your eye health

Autumn recipes to boost eye health

As the nights draw in and the weather grows colder, we begin to look forward to the hearty warm meals that make us feel cosy while the weather outside remains chilly. Autumnal treats and meals can be warming and delicious, and good for your diet too. However, did you know that some seasonal ingredients can also benefit your eyes? These foods are packed full of vitamins that promote good eye health and vision, so why not have a look at our autumnal recipe below that your eyes would love (just as much as your stomach would!)

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30 September 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

The short and long term impact of COVID-19 on your eyes

Impact of COVID on eyes

Over the past 18 months, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the world and has affected all of us in many different ways. Some of the most common COVID symptoms are now widely well known, such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath and the loss of smell and taste. How COVID can affect the eyes, however, is less well known – nevertheless, studies have shown that COVID does have some form of impact on the eyes. In this piece, we will explore how COVID affects the eyes and what impact it can have in the short and long term.

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