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Eyesight and eye care basics

Read more about the basics of eyes and eyesight, how to take good care of your eyes and how to improve your visual skills.

An inside look at the eye

Ever wondered how some people can be short-sighted and long-sighted at the same time? Well one has to do with the lens, and one has to do with the cornea.

How your eyes deceive you

You think she is looking at you from across the room? But then when you speak to her, you think it must all have been in your mind. It may not be in your mind, but in your eyes.

Kleur, ’n fantastiese ligvertoning

Kleur is hoe ons oë wit lig sien. Wit lig bestaan uit golwe van wisselende lengtes en ons oë kan drie golflengtes sien: kort golwe vir blou, medium vir groen en lang golwe vir rooi. Saam vorm dié drie golflengtes al die ander kleure.

Secrets of the eyes

Think of the mesmerising effect of watching flames in a hearth or the waves of the ocean as they crash to the shore. There's a lot more to vision than meets the eye.

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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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