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Read the latest health tips for your eyes and discover how to treat eye conditions like dry eyes and more to help preserve your vision.

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.

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.

Eat eggs with your veggies for good eyesight

You can protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration by regularly combining foods high in carotenoids, such as carrots and oranges, with eggs in your meals. Here's why.

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?

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg. 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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