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Teas for Eye Health

Teas for Eye Health

Drinking tea is a great comfort to many of us. Some of us enjoy experimenting with different flavours and blends whilst others stick to their favourite teabag or brand.  We’ve found a few teas that are great at maintaining eye health, so if you’re keen to try new teas and improve your eye health, this could be the place to start!
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Devices and Dry Eyes

Devices and Dry Eyes

We use technology and electronic devices more than ever nowadays. So many websites are mobile optimised and companies are creating mobile applications to make everyday tasks that much easier for us. We now have the answers to every question imaginable at the tips of our fingers. We can contact friends and family with ease, while shopping online and checking our bank accounts.

Although this change in lifestyle has made everyday tasks so much easier, convenient and faster, it comes at a cost.
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5 Ways Sleeping Improves Eyes

5 Ways Sleeping Improves Eyes

It’s common knowledge that sleep is a necessary pleasure for keeping your body healthy from head to toe. Although this is common knowledge, many of us are still not getting the required hours of sleep necessary to help this healing process. Many of us report only having six hours sleep a night and few of us report having four or five hours instead of the recommended minimum of 7-8 hours sleep for the average adult.

While your body rests it heals itself by replenishing damaged muscle tissue as well as fighting infection or contamination in the body. Here are five eye conditions that you may be at risk of if you do not get enough sleep.
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Juice Your Way to Healthy Eyes

Juice Your Way to Healthy Eyes

Incorporating fresh fruit packed with nutrients and vitamins is a great way to keep your eyes healthy and help keep dry eyes at bay. Below we’ve provided three great smoothie recipes, Mango & Avocado Smoothie, Orange, Basil & Spinach Smoothie, Blueberry, Peach & Flaxseed Smoothie. All delicious ways to increase your intake of fruit and veg!
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Eyepowerment Campaign

Eyepowerment Campaign

“Eyes speak volumes. Symptoms like burning, itchy, dry eyes may send the wrong message. Ask your doctor for a Chronic Dry Eye exam today.”

Dry eye syndrome is more common than you think. It’s so common, a campaign has been created to encourage women to visit their eye doctor. The aim is to get women to diagnose the problem and treat it instead of ignoring the issue.
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Six Do’s and Don’ts for Dry Eyes

Six Do’s and Don’ts for Dry Eyes

Do’s:

  1. Wear sunglasses. These protect your  eyes from harmful UV rays and will also shield your eyes from wind and pollution.
  2. Maintain a healthy and balanced diet (including foods rich in Omega3 and Vitamin A).
  3. Keep plants in your home. Having plants around you can help maintain moisture levels in the air. Keeping a small plant on your desk is a handy way to keep humidity levels balanced in your work environment.

Don’ts:

  1. Wear contact lenses. Particularly when your symptoms flare up as they will aggravate your eyes further.
  2. Stare at screens for too long. This includes, computer monitors, tablets and phones. Take a break every 20 minutes for 20 seconds by looking away from your screen. Eye exercises also help.
  3. Take your dry eye symptoms lightly. Get diagnosed by a doctor and seek treatment. Avoiding this will make the condition worse and can effect the overall health of your eyes including your vision.
Natural remedy to help improve dry eyes

Natural remedy to help improve dry eyes

In a recent survey, it was reported that 4 in 10 adults suffer with dry eye. Although there are lots of different treatments available, here they have come up with a totally natural remedy. With two simple ingredients it is possible to reduce your symptoms within a week.

Mix together 1 tablespoon of Soybean oil with 1 tablespoon of Walnut powder. Drink it every night after dinner and after seven days, you will hopefully have reduced symptoms of dry eye.

Read more at: http://www.boldsky.com/health/disorders-cure/2016/two-ingredients-to-treat-dry-eyes-naturally-107846.html

£68 million spent on dry eye products

£68 million spent on dry eye products

The Daily Express confirms that every year we spend over £68 million on over the counter dry eye products. Dr Colin Parsloe also added that more than 12 million NHS prescriptions are written out each year. This is to try and help relieve patients of their dry eye symptoms.

Dr Parsloe has been researching and managing patients with Dry Eye Disease for many years. He also feels it’s important to recognise and treat dry eye early on to prevent problems later on in life.

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/705313/dry-eye-sydrome-itchy-red-irriated-conjunctivitis-treatment

Eat your way to healthy eyes

Eat your way to healthy eyes

Research now shows that eating a diet high in omega-3 fats can help relieve symptoms of dry eye. So for lunch or dinner tonight why don’t you try this quick and easy salmon dish. Not only is it great tasting but also really good for you.

1 skinless salmon fillet
6 black peppercorns
½ lemon, sliced
1 leek, trimmed and sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white wine vinegar

Put the salmon in a pan and cover with water. Add the black peppercorns and sliced lemon and bring to the boil. Simmer for 6-8 minutes until the fish is cooked all the way through. While the salmon is poaching, put the leeks into a small pan. Pour over the olive oil and vinegar and cook on a low heat for ten minutes, until the leeks are tender. Serve the salmon and leeks with buttered boiled potatoes.