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eye health and parkinson's

Eye Health and Parkinson’s

Whilst the movement symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease are widely recognised and associated with the disease, non-motor complications are less documented. People with Parkinson’s often experience problems with their eyes and vision – factors which can be helped with regular sight tests to support good eye health. There are several ways in which Parkinson’s and other chronic conditions can affect the eyes and vision, but by establishing regular monitoring and checks with an experienced optometrist the symptoms can be alleviated and managed. How Parkinson’s can affect the eyes Parkinson's is a disease caused by a loss of nerve cells in part...
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World Glaucoma Week 2022

World Glaucoma Week runs from 6th to 12th March 2022 and aims to highlight the impact of Glaucoma across the world. Glaucoma is the world's leading preventable cause of irreversible blindness, affecting around 78 million people around the world. Do you have a family history of Glaucoma? A family history of Glaucoma increases your risk of developing the condition which is often completely asymptomatic until it becomes more advanced. While there's no cure, regular check-ups will help identify the earliest signs. The best advice we can give is never skip your eye health check up. Check ups are increasingly important...
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Don’t forget your eye health this new year

January is the time of year many people make commitments to take more care of their health, take up a new hobby, get it or update their image. If that’s you, don’t forget your eyes! Increased screen time, less time outdoors and even just the passing of time are just three reasons why you need to give your eye health some attention. Data gathered by the College of Optometrists during the 2020 lockdown found that more than 40% of respondents felt their eyesight had deteriorated during the pandemic whilst, a fifth felt increased screen time had damaged their eyes. Despite...
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Five ways to protect your eyes from UV damage

In this article we take a look at why you need to protect your eyes from UV damage all year round. As we enjoy the last shortening days of summer, and perhaps exchange some of our warm weather clothes in favour of cosy knits, it isn’t time to pack away your sunglasses just yet. In fact, it’s even more important to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays in the late summer and autumn months as the sun sits lower in the sky and can shine more directly and continually onto your face. Aviators, round, oval or oversized - a...
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