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Eye Floaters & Squiggly Lines

You may or may not be familiar with the popular American animated comedy Family Guy, but one of it’s lead characters points rather close attention to those pesky squiggly lines we often see in our eyes: “Oh squiggly line in my eye fluid. I see you lurking there on the periphery of my vision. But […]

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Posted 29th November 2013 by admin

Why a Healthy Diet is good for your eyes

A healthy, balanced diet is known to be good for both body and mind, but it’s crucial to remember it’s also good for your eyes as well! Remember that old wives tale that eating carrots will help you see in the dark? Well Carrots are actually rich in beta-carotene, which helps to protect against night-blindness […]

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Posted 22nd November 2013 by admin

PEEK – Helping to change the sight of millions

A revolutionary new mobile app could help save the eyesight of millions. Cataracts have been preventing millions of people across the world from seeing clearly, particularly in poorer countries. In fact,┬áThe World Health Organization says 285 million people are blind or visually impaired. The reasons behind this are often simple and easy to treat, with […]

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Posted 15th November 2013 by admin

The Importance of Clear Vision on Darker Evenings – Opticians in Essex

With the clocks falling back and autumn turning inevitably into winter, the risk of being on the wrong side of the law due to poor vision has increased. This is particularly true for the over 40s, as drivers of this age tend to experience more difficulties in the darker months. Despite this fact, studies have […]

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Posted 8th November 2013 by admin

All About Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a condition which is caused by defects within the eye and that can be problematic to a patient’s vision as a result. Usually present from birth, astigmatism is common and can be corrected by a prescription given by the optometrist following a sight test examination. Put simply, astigmatism can perhaps be best described […]

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Posted 1st November 2013 by admin