• Do you ever get that gritty feeling in your eyes or do they start streaming as soon as you step foot out of the door? Both can be part of a condition called dry eye. In this short article, I will highlight the most common causes and what you can do [...]

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    Be screen smart

    25 Sep 2020
    Be screen smart

    We’re now spending more time glued to our screens than sleeping* so it’s probably no surprise that 90 per cent of computer users say they suffer from screen fatigue – headaches, sore or tired eyes and problems with close-up and long-distance [...]

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    Smoking & your eye health

    SMOKING & YOUR EYE HEALTH The link between smoking & sight loss is as strong as the link between smoking & lung cancer. Yet, worryingly, awareness of the link between smoking and sight loss, amongst Britain’s 6.9 million smokers, is[...]

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    Weight & your eye health

    Watch your weight to help protect your vision and eye health. Obesity is a risk factor for all four major causes of sight loss in the UK – macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. People with a BMI of 25 and above are[...]

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    Eating for eye health

    22 Sep 2020
    Eating for eye health

    Most of us have no idea that what we eat can affect how well we see, however, eye-friendly nutrients found in many fruit and vegetables as well as fatty acids derived from fish, nuts and oils can all help protect your sight. Cold water [...]

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    Light adaptive contact lenses

    Nearly two out of three people indicate that light bothers them.  They are not actually sensitive to light, but they would like a bit less brightness at times. And most consumers who experience bright light try to compensate so that their eyes can[...]

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    10 Signs Your Child Needs an Eye Test

    Your child's vision is essential to his success in school. When his vision suffers, chances are his schoolwork does, too. Vision problems are common among school-age kids. School-age children spend a lot of time in recreational activities that [...]

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    Effective Blepharitis Treatment

    Blepharitis is a common condition of the eye whereby the eyelids are inflamed. This eyelid infection leads to itchy eyes, red and dry eyelids and crusty eyelashes. Have you ever had your eyelids stuck together in the morning? There is a good chance [...]

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    The truth about diabetes

    If you have diabetes, regular visits to your eye doctor for regular exams are important to avoid eye problems. High blood sugar (glucose) increases the risk of eye problems from diabetes. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness [...]

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    Our top 3 coffee places in Banbridge

    Flat white (Richard), Earl Grey (Lisa) or Italiano (Sarah)?  What's your beverage of choice?  Our favourite go to is Cafe Marmalade, closely followed by Blend and Batch or Piggott's.  Of course a morning break is not complete without a[...]

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