Eye Health


Don't take chances with your contact lenses

Most contact lens wearers engage in risky behaviours that increase their chances of infections. Follow these tips to keep your contact lenses sterile and your eyes healthy.

Eye care during pregnancy

During pregnancy your body experiences many changes, one of which is swelling of the eyes which may affect your vision.

Blind Capetonians get smartphone savvy

Visually impaired and blind people now have a dedicated kiosk at the office of the Cape Town Society for the Blind to assist them with smartphone features.

Choosing the best glasses for you

Choosing frames for your glasses can be tricky, especially if you've never had a pair before. However, if you know which styles match the shape of your face, you can't go wrong.

How to make a prosthetic eye

Every wondered how exactly a prosthetic eye is created? Take a look at this video and image gallery that show just how precise and artistic the process really is.

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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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