GLAUCOMA is a name we hear a lot when it comes to thinking about eye health concerns and it is the number one cause of preventable blindness in New Zealand. So what is it? Glaucoma occurs when pressure within the […]
Vitamin A is one of the most important vitamins we can take to maintain eye health and to benefit our vision. It has two main functions; assisting the normal function of the retina so we are able to detect light […]
Ultra Violet light is everywhere. We are being exposed to it all the time. We all know the Slip Slop Slap rule and to cover up to avoid sun damage to our skin, but what about our eyes? UV rays […]
A study has found that consuming alcohol impairs your night vision, by increasing the perception of ‘Halos’ or luminous circles around objects. The ethanol from alcohol disturbs the outermost layer of the tear film or eye lubricant, causing the evaporation […]
Exposure to sunshine as a small child is crucial to the development of a healthy eye by preventing it from growing too fast or over-expanding and becoming oval or egg-shaped instead of round. This study was conducted by University of […]
Smoking just one cigarette significantly decreased choroidal thickness for over three hours, which reduces blood flow to the retina. In doing so, it puts smokers at greater risk of ocular disease such as age related macular degeneration.