SYMPTOMS OF COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME Commonly experienced symptoms of Computer vision syndrome can be sub-divided into three mechanisms namely; Extraocular Mechanism (Extraocular means outside the eyes). Ocular Surface Mechanism (Ocular or Intraocular means inside the eye). Accommodative Mechanism Related.  Commonly experienced symptoms of Computer vision syndrome can be sub-divided into three mechanisms namely; Mechanism Symptoms […]


A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. A cataract begins when protein in the eye forms clumps that prevent the lens from sending clear images to the retina. The retina works by converting the light that comes through the lens into signals. It sends […]

Are you maintaining a healthy diet during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Good nutrition is very important before, during and after an infection. Infections take a toll on the body especially when they cause fever, the body needs extra energy and nutrients. Therefore, maintaining a healthy diet is very important during the COVID-19 pandemic. While no foods or dietary supplements can prevent COVID-19 infection, maintaining a healthy […]


Periorbital(preseptal) cellulitis is an infection of your eyelid or the skin around your eyes. Adults can get it, but children under 2 are most likely to have it. It happens when bacteria attack the soft tissue around your eye, including your eyelid. These germs can get into your skin through a cut or scratch, or […]

WORLD SIGHT DAY “Eye Care Everywhere”

‘Eye Care Everywhere’ is the theme for World Sight Day, Thursday, 11th October 2018.World sight day is celebrated around the globe, the day aims to raise awareness of blindness and vision impairment, as well as ways to help people with these conditions. The event is organized by vision 2020, the global initiative for the elimination […]

Child cancer awareness month (Retinoblastoma)

Welcome to September the childhood cancer awareness month, I take children and anything that concerns them really seriously and that is why the month of September this 2018 is so important to me. Children are our tomorrow and what are we if we do not preserve our future generations. As an optometrist [after all, the […]


Eye trauma refers to damage caused by a direct blow to the eye. The trauma may affect not only the eye but the surrounding area, including adjacent tissue and bone structure. There are many different forms of trauma, varying in severity from minor injury to medical emergencies. Even in cases where trauma seems minor, every […]


What is colour blindness? Most of us share a common colour vision sensory experience. Some people, however, have a colour vision deficiency, which means their perception of colours is different from what most of us see. The most severe forms of these deficiencies are referred to as colour blindness. People with colour blindness aren’t aware […]


DIABETIC EYE DISEASE What is diabetic eye disease? Everyone with diabetes can develop diabetic eye disease but some groups are affected more than others. Diabetic eye disease includes; Diabetic retinopathy: Damage to the blood vessels in the retina. Cataract: Clouding of the lens of the eye. Glaucoma: Increase in fluid pressure inside the eye that […]


What is sickle cell anaemia? Sickle cell anaemia (sickle cell disease) is a disorder of the blood caused by inherited abnormal haemoglobin (the oxygen- carrying protein within the red blood cells). The abnormal haemoglobin causes distorted (sickled) red blood cells. The sickled red blood cells are fragile and prone to rupture. When the number of red blood cells decreases from […]