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Eyesight clear as day

Imagine having complete clarity in your line of vision for roughly 20 feet and not having to squint. That’s having 20/20 vision and is a common term used to describe normal visual acuity or clarity of vision. It is determined by testing a person’s vision at a distance of 20 feet away from a visual […]

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Learning through hide and seek

The game of hide and seek remain fascinating for children from all ages and if we’re being honest here, even for adults too. Kids can be entertained for hours on end searching for objects which are hidden and as they eventually move on to more complex games like hide and seek, they will start to […]

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Artificial tears

Working long hours in front of a computer without taking regular breaks can sometimes result in computer eye strain. Did you know that this can be easily solved by getting over-the-counter eye drops? Artificial tears, also known as lubricating eye drops are adequate in providing relief for short-term dry eyes, when its cause are temporary […]

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Are you at risk of diabetic retinopathy?

If you’ve had diabetes for quite some time and you’ve barely kept control of the glucose levels in your body, there’s a real risk that you might develop diabetic retinopathy. This disease is a health complication of diabetes caused by the high blood sugar levels damaging the back of your eye, also known as the […]

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Life in black and white

Watch enough French films and you’ll entertain thoughts of life being more interesting and romantic if it was permanently in black and white. Did you know that that’s actually a lived reality for a minority of the world’s population? People with complete colour blindness, also known as  monochromacy and the rarest form of colour blindness, […]

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The Prisoner’s Cinema

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Have you seen strange images when you close your eyes and rub them vigorously? This optical phenomenon, known as a phosphene, is characterised by the perception of lights despite the fact that there’s no light entering the eye when it’s being rubbed. People who have gone an extended period without visual stimulus, such as prisoners […]

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What is Colour Blindness?

While the majority of us share a common colour vision sensory experience, some people suffer from a colour vision deficiency, which means that their perception is colours can vary to different degrees from what most of us see. The most severe forms of such colour vision deficiencies are called colour blindness which prevents those who […]

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Seeing While Sleeping

While the premise of your eyes darting around while you’re asleep might sound slightly creepy, rest assured that it’s anything but. Known as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, it’s simply one of five cycles your brain goes through while you’re sleeping. REM sleep makes up about a quarter of your sleep cycle and first occurs […]

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Children with lazy eye or squinting conditions; What every parents needs to know!

As parents, we want nothing but the best for our kids, especially when it comes to health issues that may affect them in the future. Their vision is no exception.   What is Lazy Eye?   Lazy eye is a term we probably have heard before, but a lot of parents do not really know […]

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How does Hypertension affect vision?

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a medical condition where the blood pressure – the force exerted against the vessel walls by blood flowing inside it – is above 140/90mmHg (millimetres of mercury). One is said to be diagnosed with hypertension when either one or both readings are high: Above 140mmHg systolic (the […]

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