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Digital Eye Strain

In the digital age, our reliance on screens has skyrocketed, blurring the lines between work and leisure. However, this comes at a cost: digital eye strain, a prevalent issue affecting professionals across the country. In this blog we share some staggering statistics and effective strategies to combat this modern day strain.   Understanding Digital Eye Strain: The UK Perspective According to a YouGov study, a staggering 59% of adults in the UK experience symptoms of digital eye strain, ranging from dry eyes to headaches, after prolonged screen exposure. Shockingly, this affliction isn't confined to older demographics. A Vision Direct survey revealed that 73%...
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Glaucoma: The Signs, Dangers and What to Do

Glaucoma diminishes an individual's vision over time, often without forewarning. In this blog, we delve into the intricacies of this eye condition, shedding light on its signs, dangers, and the essential steps to take if you suspect you or a loved one may be affected.  What is Glaucoma?Glaucoma encompasses a group of eye diseases characterised by damage to the optic nerve, often linked to elevated pressure within the eye. What makes Glaucoma particularly insidious is its progression, with vision loss occurring gradually until irreversible damage has been done.  Signs and Symptoms:Gradual Loss of Peripheral Vision: Individuals may notice a gradual narrowing of...
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Winter Eye Care: Protecting Your Vision During the Chilly Months

Winter brings unique challenges for our eye health. In this blog post, we'll explore some essential tips for protecting your eyes during the chilly season.  Combat Dry Eyes:The brisk winds and chilly air can leave our eyes feeling dry, irritated and uncomfortable. Combat dry eyes by using lubricating eye drops or watching a sad film (yes crying helps!) to add much needed moisture. Additionally, using a humidifier in your home or office can help maintain a comfortable level of humidity, reducing the risk of dry eyes. Shield Against Winter Sun:Even on overcast days, the sun's harmful UV rays can penetrate clouds...
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New Year, New Vision: Prioritising Eye Health this January

Happy New Year! As we welcome 2024, it's time to shift our focus to something incredibly vital – our eye health. The New Year is not just about setting resolutions for fitness and finance, it's also the perfect opportunity to prioritise your vision. Our "New Year, New Vision" campaign is here to guide you through maintaining healthy eyes and making the most of your vision in the year ahead. 1. The Importance of Eye Health: Your eyes are not just windows to the world; they are also windows to your overall health. Regular eye exams can detect early signs of conditions like glaucoma,...
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