Eye Health

Living with eye problems

Discover how living with eye problems can be made easier with treatment and therapy. Whether you are colour blind or have dry eyes, find information and advice on dealing with these conditions effectively.

Specs give gran new lease on life

Giving eyeglasses to nursing home residents in need of vision correction improves their quality of life and reduces depression, a new study shows.

Would you bleach your blood-shot eyes?

Everybody suffers from red eyes at some point in their lives, but some people have permanently discoloured eyes and are desperate to get them white again. This has created a whole new industry of eye whitening or bleaching - an untested and really dangerous procedure. We take a closer look.

Sight of sore eyes

Have you ever wondered what the world looks like through the eyes of someone who has glaucoma, a cataract or other vision problems?

Goodbye to reading glasses?

An implantable eye device can help people with near vision (presbyopia) to see up close again, according to 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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