Eye Health

Squeamish About The Eyes? You May Have Ommetophobia

Squeamish About The Eyes? You May Have Ommetophobia

Millions of people across the world are affected by phobias of different types, but one of the least known is ommetophobia – the fear of the eyes. Surprisingly, it is more common than people realise with symptoms ranging from minor to serious. Indeed, some people suffer so greatly with ommetophobia that their ability to live a normal life is severely curtailed.
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Does Technology Play A Part In Vision Reduction?

Does Technology Play A Part In Vision Reduction?

As it is currently the school holiday period, we thought it would be apt to discuss the issues surrounding the overuse of technology and childhood eyesight problems. Concerns have been raised about the effect that smartphones and computer devices are having on our children’s long-term vision and their development in general, with a growing amount of scientific evidence supporting a harmful link.
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Bionic Eyes – A New Way To Create Vision!

Bionic Eyes – A New Way To Create Vision!

Only a few years ago it would have been hard to imagine a human being having their sight restored with a ‘bionic eye‘. However, technology has now reached a point where it is about to become a reality! It was recently announced that the NHS is going to pay for 10 patients to be fitted with a bionic eye to try and improve their vision.
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Do LED's Cause Eye Damage?

Do LED’s Cause Eye Damage?

The push to become more environmentally friendly has seen older types of lighting be withdrawn from sale, and increasingly be replaced by LED lights. LED’s use less energy and do not contain mercury, which has previously been linked to numerous adverse health effects. However, the switch to more carbon neutral lighting is not without its own problems.
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Eye Medicines - From Plants To Potions

Eye Medicines – From Plants To Potions

When it comes to healthcare, we sometimes tend to think that the medicines we take are created by scientists in a laboratory. While that is partly true, the origins of many drugs and chemicals are found in nature. Plant extracts have helped save the lives of millions of people – aspirin is derived from white willow and is an effective weapon against developing heart disease and cancer.
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