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The Dangers of UV Damage

With summer now far behind us and the winter sports season upon us, it is essential to continue to raise awareness of the importance of protecting eyes from UV damage at all times. A UK survey of contact lens wearers has shown that while 65% of them are concerned about protecting their eyes from harmful UV rays only 6% consider using protection on a cloudy day. Further to this, 90% state they only feel exposed to UV rays in summer,1 however, it is well established that UV exposure can be a significant risk all year round and the hours of peak exposure for the eyes can differ from those of skin.

Contact Lenses

Believe it or not, contact lenses have been around for well over 100 years. Previously only available as rigid lenses, soft contact lenses became available more recently and quickly became the preferred choice. If you've been considering contact lenses but have been unsure of the benefits, the facts or the risks - look no further as we explain everything to you. We have more information across our Social Media platforms all week too!

Children's Vision

Any parent will say how their children are their priority. However, many overlook their children's vision. If nothing is mentioned by the child we can easily assume all is well, but children can't always tell us if there is a problem with their sight. They don't know what clear vision is meant to be like! If you're a parent, when was the last time your child's vision was assessed?

Safe Driving

Poor vision causes an estimated 3000 casualties on the road each year. Make sure you don't become a statistic - is your vision up to the legal requirement for driving?

Healthy Vision at Work

It's our fourth week of Eyes on Health already! The weeks are flying by, and this week we take a look at how to prolong the health of your vision in the workplace. So many of us spend so much time at work, we really need to think about how our eyes could be suffering day in, day out. Today we'll talk about a number of ways to ensure the very best care for your eyes during your day (or night) at work. As always, we'll be posting more throughout the week on our Social Media channels so keep an eye out there too.

Healthy Diet - Healthy Vision

When considering your daily diet, as well as thinking about the benefits to your body, have you also thought about the benefits to your vision? Certain foods are very good for your eyes, whilst others aren't so good...

Eye Conditions

During your routine eye examination your eyes can give a good indication of a number of health conditions which may be present. Not only can they show signs of eye related conditions such as macular degeneration or glaucoma, but they can detect more serious issues. Read on to find out more on this, which highlights the importance of attending your routine eye examination.

Eye Supplements - Why Use Them?

It's very important to remember that good nutrition will keep your eyes healthy and functioning at their best throughout your life. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two of the most important nutrients for your eyes because they may reduce your risk for macular degeneration and cataracts.

These nutrients are carotenoids which are yellow to red pigments found in vegetables and other plants. In plants, lutein and zeaxanthin absorb excess light energy to prevent damage from too much sunlight, especially high-energy light rays called blue light.

Smoking - Do You See the Risks?

As week five of Eyes on Health kicks off, we look at the many risks to the health of your eyes caused by smoking. Even though the proportion of UK adults smoking today has declined to its lowest level since recording started in the 1940s, there are still around 10 million who are yet to break the habit. They all have an increased likelihood of suffering a number of eye conditions, as well as the risk of complete vision loss. To put it bluntly, if you're a smoker you're twice as likely to lose your sight compared to a non-smoker.

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