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Is omega 3 good for your eyes?

Dietary supplements of omega-3, the healthy fatty acid found in certain fish, fish oils, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils and other foods, may reduce disease progress in the eye.

Symptoms of an eye injury

Eye injuries can range from minor to very serious, resulting in permanent loss of vision or loss of the eye. Here are some symptoms of common eye injuries.

Why vision is so crucial in sports

The role played by vision and hand-eye coordination in sports is as important as fitness training, and can make or break a professional's game.

Your eye examination

The eye examination that you will receive at your optometrist is thorough, comprehensive and most importantly adapted to meet your specific needs and circumstances.

Measles can cause blindness

As measles cases rise, experts warn that the infection typically shows up in the eyes, which causes up to 60 000 cases of blindness worldwide each year.

Common eye injuries

Eye injury can be common or complicated. Here we focus on the more trivial eye injuries.

Eyecare for computer users

A job involving looking at a computer screen for long periods of time can cause eyestrain which can lead to vision problems. Here's what you can do to help your eyes.

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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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