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How to Relieve Eye Strain

How to Relieve Eye Strain

How to Relieve Eye Strain

Tired of looking at your computer screen all day? Get a bit of a headache, with the irritation of eye discomfort and blurry vision?

It is only normal for you to experience these symptoms when spending a long time looking at digital screens, this is known to be the case of digital eye strain.

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2018- What Are Your Resolutions?

2018- What Are Your Resolutions?

We are well into January and many of us haven’t made any resolutions. Well, we’ve created a mini list of easy non-demanding resolutions you can make this year that will help you take care of your eyes.

We promise we won’t make you change your lifestyle, but these three steps could significantly help you keep your eyes healthy.
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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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Brighten Up Your Eyes: Homemade Eye Serum

Brighten Up Your Eyes: Homemade Eye Serum

Using an eye serum is a great way to keep your eyes healthy and improve the appearance of your eyes. Making your very own eyelid serum at home is even better for eye health. We’ve provided the recipe for a Vitamin E eye serum with all natural ingredients, avoiding preservatives and other chemicals that could damage your eyes with regular use over time.
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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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For All the Tea Lovers Out There.

For All the Tea Lovers Out There.

How Tea Bags Can Help Relieve Dry Eye Symptoms

Cups of hot tea have been used to soothe illnesses and comfort during stressful times for centuries. Whether your preferred brew is chamomile, Earl Grey or the classic English breakfast tea, we’ve found some interesting tips for using tea to relieve dry eye symptoms.
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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.
The Caffeine Debate

The Caffeine Debate

Many dry eye sufferers have been advised to avoid caffeine to help keep symptoms from flaring. But we recently stumbled across an article that suggested that caffeinated drinks may help with dry eye symptoms. So we decided to do some more digging…
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Dry Eye – The Hormone Factor

Dry Eye – The Hormone Factor

Several factors contribute to the development of dry eye syndrome, both external and internal. dry eye can affect anyone at any age but it has been proven that the majority of sufferers are women. Twice the number of females suffer from dry dye syndrome compared to the number of men. Here’s why…
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