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Optical illusion explained

Tiny motions of the eye, rather than our brains, are behind our perception of a famous optical illusion, researchers report.

Bad eyesight linked to early death

Poor vision is enough a hardship for the elderly. But such vision problems, when they can't be corrected, also appear to be tied to a shorter lifespan, according to a new study.

Playing outside protects eyes

Kids who spend more time outside - and away from the television set - are less likely to develop myopia, the inability to see things clearly at a distance.

How to safely fix your eye problems yourself

Red and itchy eyes are really irritating, but the good news is that, in many cases, you can soothe away the problems yourself. Health24's eye expert gives her top DIY eye-saving tips.

Video games sharpen sight

Video games that contain high levels of action, such as Unreal Tournament, can actually improve your vision.

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg and is currently practising at Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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