Eye Health

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Show us your shades

Celebs such as Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Johny Depp and Kim Kardashian all have one thing in common: they love wearing their sunglasses.

Dry, scratchy eyes?

If you have an office-based job, you’re a candidate for dry eye. Prolonged computer use and exposure to dust are among the job-related factors that contribute to this problem.

Save your eyes, not your screen

Using a computer day after day for hours at a time may be linked to the degenerative eye disease glaucoma, according to Japanese researchers.

Shade those peepers

You wouldn’t poke yourself in the eye with a sharp stick, would you? So why would you leave your eyes unprotected against the potentially serious damage they can suffer from UV?

Keep an eye on your eyes

Some people believe that the eyes are the windows to the soul. But, in truth, the eyes are extensions of the brain.

Give your eyes a break

Using a computer day after day for hours at a time may be linked to the degenerative eye disease glaucoma, according to Japanese researchers.

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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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