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.Read More
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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 of the aqueous part of the tears. This means the optical image that the eye produces has deteriorated in quality.Read More
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 can come directly from the sun or indirectly via reflection off water, snow, grass, concrete and even reflected off your own spectacle lens. Even in the shade we are still being exposed.Read More
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 and helping the eye create tears. In fact recently developed eye ointments and drops include Vitamin A. Research is underway to determine whether it can also improve degenerative eye conditions.Read More
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 eye increases and causes damage to the the optic nerve at the back of the eye.Read More
This initiative was started in an effort to break the thought process “You only have an eye exam if you think you need glasses”. If a person has never experienced vision problems they are unlikely to book in for an eye exam. However eye diseases often have no symptoms in the onset. When a person eventually starts to notice a loss in their vision, it can be too late to reverse the damage already caused.Read More
Have you ever worried about how much time you spend in front of a screen? Digital devices such as smart phone, tablets, computers, TV and even smart watches are so much part of our everyday life that we don’t think about how harsh the blue-violet light we are exposing our eyes to everyday.
Eye strain, headaches and the sore tired eyes at the end of the day are the common effects that an increasing number of people are experiencing.