Eye Health

Eye function

Find articles on eye function and how eyesight works with information on eye care basics, medical conditions like lazy eye and more.

How animals see the world

Have you ever stopped and wondered what version of the world your beloved dog or cat sees the world in? Learn more about the unique ways our animal friends see the world.

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.

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.

load more

Ask the Expert


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.

Still have a question?

Get free advice from our panel of experts

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

* You must accept our condition

Forum Rules