Posts tagged “Eye Health”

Is the New Nintendo 3DS a Health Risk For Our Children?

January 4th, 2011
Is the New Nintendo 3DS a Health Risk For Our Children?

As Nintendo prepare for the release of their latest masterpiece – the Nintendo 3DS – there has been uproar over the company’s web warning that the brand new console could damage the developing eyesight of young children. Nintendo have – some would say responsibly, others would say cowardly – warned parents of the potential of […]

Make an eye test part of your New Year health kick

December 30th, 2010
Make an eye test part of your New Year health kick

Opticians in Scotland are urging people to take advantage of the free eye tests available north of the border as part of their New Year health kick. Scots are more likely to join a gym or start a diet in the New Year than visit the dentist or have their eyes tested, yet many undetected […]

Contact lenses are safe for children

December 23rd, 2010
Contact lenses are safe for children

Contact lenses are safe for children, providing that they are responsible enough to take care of their eyes and stick to daily cleaning routines, according to expert, Barbara Aalbers, from St John’s Mercy Eye Care-Ballas. Aalbers said that contact lenses do not pose a risk to young people, provided that they are able to look […]

Blind children launch anti-bullying campaign

December 21st, 2010
Blind children launch anti-bullying campaign

A group of blind and partially sighted children have launched a campaign to stop bullying in schools. The group, backed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind in Scotland, have designed a resource pack called Stop and Stare, which will now be used in schools. The pack contains information about how to help and […]

Ways to keep your eyes healthy over the holidays

December 8th, 2010
Ways to keep your eyes healthy over the holidays

Most of us tend to let our hair down and eat and drink too much over the holidays, but this can take its toll on the eyes. The eyes often show the effects of too much alcohol and not enough sleep, but there are ways to keep them looking sparkly and healthy. If you intend […]

Eat fish to keep your eyes healthy

December 1st, 2010
Eat fish to keep your eyes healthy

The Omega-3 oils found in many fish are already well known to be an essential part of a healthy diet, helping to keep joints healthy. However, researchers at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have now found that a diet rich in Omega-3 may also protect your sight, by protecting against age-related macular […]

Laser Treatment, The Cure For Cataracts

November 19th, 2010
Laser Treatment, The Cure For Cataracts

That seems likely according to scientists. With around 300,000 people being treated for cataracts every year, laser treatment appears to be at the forefront. In fact, it is one of the commonest carried out in the UK. The procedure which lasts 45 minutes replaces a clouded lens with a clear artificial one. While this is […]

Facebook Bad for Your Health or a Sign of a Bigger Problem?

November 5th, 2010
Facebook Bad for Your Health or a Sign of a Bigger Problem?

One of Facebook’s biggest downfalls is its annoying habit of consistently revamping its appearance. Facebook has more costume changes than Broadway performers and they usually leave users feeling anxious, annoyed and angry. Its latest change saw the font of one of its most popular features, the News Feed, shrink dramatically. In fact, reactions from users […]

15 Year Research Results Restores Partial Sight in 27% of Patients

November 4th, 2010
15 Year Research Results Restores Partial Sight in 27% of Patients

Fifteen years of research in the field of retinal implants might be close to paying off. A sub-retinal microchip has been tested on 11 people with retinitis pigmentosa, an incurable condition that starts in infancy with sight which gradually diminishes into blindness. The research, carried out by Professor Eberhart Zrenner of the University of Tuebingen […]

Prank Causes Eye Injury

October 21st, 2010
Prank Causes Eye Injury

A muck-up day prank involving local school children in the town of Brighton, Australia has been blamed for an eye injury.  The accident happened to care worker, Davinder Kaur while on her way to work at a local residential care home. Mrs Kaur sustained the injury to her eyes when school students threw eggs and […]

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