DOES SCREEN TIME HAVE AN EFFECT ON MY CHILD’S VISION?

How much time does your child spend watching TV or movies, playing with a smartphone or computer, or enjoying video games? Although some screen time can be educational. The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages media use by children younger than 2 and recommends limiting older children’s screen time to no more than one or two […]

EFFECT OF ALCOHOL ON THE EYES

Excessive consumption of alcohol can encourage eye problems: Double and distorted vision can occur from information that is slowed down between the eye and the brain. Decreasing the reaction time for the pupils to dilate, alcohol can impair the ability to see different colour shades or adjust to lighting differences.   Swelling of the blood […]

STRABISMUS (CROSSED EYES)

Introduction Strabismus also known as crossed eyes is a condition in which one eye is turned in a direction that is different from the other eye. The eyes doesn’t line up, each eye will focus on a different object. Under normal conditions, the six extra ocular muscles that control eye movement work together in unison […]

DRY EYE SYNDROME

 Introduction Dry eye syndrome also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca is a multifactorial disease of the ocular surface due to loss of homeostasis of the tear film. DRY EYE disease is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate and unstable for many […]

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND IT’S EFFECT ON THE EYES

Blood pressure is the force at which blood pumps from the heart into the arteries. A normal blood pressure reading is 120/80 mm Hg. When blood pressure is high, the blood moves through the arteries more forcefully. This puts increased pressure on the delicate tissues in the arteries and damages the blood vessels. Blood pressure […]

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TIRED EYES

Tired eye is another term for what is commonly known as eyestrain, ocular fatigue, or asthenopia. When eyes feel achy, weak, or heavy due to intense use. WHAT CAUSES TIRED EYES? Tired eyes can come from any number of activities. Some of the most common include;  Too little sleep,  Allergies, Working on the computer for […]

AT WHAT AGE SHOULD A CHILD WEAR GLASSES?

The visual system in a child is still developing during the first seven to eight years of life. In some cases, glasses will be necessary to help normal visual development.  Optimal vision is essential to the learning process. Many people don’t realize how many problems poor vision can cause for school-aged children. REASONS GLASSES ARE […]

VISION WITH VITREOUS FLOATERS

The tiny black spots or thread that appear in your field of vision are called floaters. They are usually most noticeable when you look at a bright background such as a sky, and they seem to move as you move your eyes from one direction to another. Floaters can appear as spots or straight or […]

EYE DROPS AND INSTILLATION

INTRODUCTION: Eye Drops are liquid drops that are topically instilled directly to the surface of the eye, usually in small amounts either in single or multiple drops. They may contain one or more medications used to treat a wide variety of eye diseases and inflammation. Depending on the condition being treated, eye drops may contain […]

LUTEIN AND ZEAXANTHIN

LUTEIN AND ZEAXANTHIN are powerful antioxidants that defend your body against unstable molecules called free radicals. They are important carotenoids, potent antioxidants that offer a range of health benefits, and they are best known for protecting our eyes.  WHAT IS AN ANTIOXIDANT? Antioxidants are substances that can prevent/slow down damage to cells caused by free […]