Home > Medical > Eye Health > About eye About eye All sections in Eye » About Eye » Contact Lenses » Eye Disorders » Eye Function » Eyestrain » FAQs » Health Tips » Infections » Laser Surgery » Living with Eye Problems » Multimedia » Eye News » Pain and Discomfort » Real-life Story » Squint (Strabismus) » Vision Problems » Growing Older Smoking linked to risk, progression of macular degeneration People who smoke, or have smoked a large number of cigarettes over time, are more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration or to have it worsen sooner, according to a long-term study. 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. 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. Child who can see in the dark Healthy eyes on the digital world Save on the cost of your new lenses with Spec-Savers Get between R250-R1000 off the cost of your lenses What is astigmatism? Astigmatism is a visual impairment that can result in blurry or distorted vision at all distances. Eye graphics Ever wondered how a retinal tear gets repaired? Or how pupil dilation works? Check out these graphics to see exactly how the eye works. Ectropion Ectropion is a condition in which the floppy lower eyelid is everted (turned out), thus exposing its inner surface (conjunctiva). Sunglasses can save your eyes Wearing sunglasses is much more than a fashion statement. They can protect your eyes and potentially save your eyesight. Why regular eye tests are important It may surprise you to learn that you could be saved from serious illness by having your eyes tested more often. How animals see the world Have you ever stopped and wondered what version of the world your beloved dog or cat sees the world in? Learn more about the unique ways our animal friends see the world. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Cardiovascular risk factors Take care of your teeth. Anytime. Anywhere. Like us on facebook!