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Astigmatism

Astigmatism

24 Jan 2020

Astigmatism remains one of the most common conditions optometrists treat on a daily basis. Indeed, recent research suggests over 45 percent of UK eye care patients could now be considered astigmatic. Looking at the image above with one eye, if some of the lines are darker than the others, you may have astigmatism. Read how to treat it...

Presbyopia - the Aging Eye

Presbyopia - the Aging Eye

13 Jan 2020

Presbyopia is an eye condition that makes it harder to focus on objects close to you. This usually happens within a few years of your fortieth birthday, but can happen at any point in your life. If you are already quite near-sighted, you may not notice presbyopia until you are much older. Presbyopia is also known as age-related farsightedness or long-sightedness. Objects that are far away are easier to focus on, but objects closer to your face may become blurry or smeary.

Myopia (nearsightedness)

Myopia (nearsightedness)

13 Jan 2020

Known more commonly as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, myopia is a common eye condition which causes blurred vision at a distance, but clear, more focused vision up close. This is a refractive error, caused by the improper focusing of light entering the eye.

24 Interesting Eye Facts

24 Interesting Eye Facts

13 Jan 2020

Did you know that...An eye's pupil can expand as much as 45% when you look at a loved one. Due to their biological similarities, shark corneas are compatible replacements for human corneas. Each eye contains more than 100 million cells, but only those in the retina are light sensitive. Men are eight times more likely to be colour blind than women.

Hypermetropia (farsightedness)

Hypermetropia (farsightedness)

13 Jan 2020

Hyperopia, also called hypermetropia, farsightedness, or long-sightedness, is a vision problem that causes blurry vision when focusing on nearby places and objects, but clear vision when focusing at a greater distance. The condition is caused by an eye that is shorter than normal, or a cornea that's not as curved as it should be.

What Causes Blurred Vision?

What Causes Blurred Vision?

13 Jan 2020

Hazy, unfocused vision can be caused by a litany of different diseases or conditions. People with blurry vision often have to squint in order to see clearly, and even then it may only make their sight slightly better than it is without squinting.