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Eyesight Problems

Astigmatism

Astigmatism

8 Apr 2020

Astigmatism remains one of the most common conditions optometrists treat on a daily basis. Indeed, recent research suggests over 45 percent of UK eye care patients could now be considered astigmatic.

Looking at the image above with one eye, if some of the lines are darker than the others, you may have astigmatism. Read how to treat it...

Presbyopia - the Aging Eye

Presbyopia - the Aging Eye

8 Apr 2020

Presbyopia is an eye condition that makes it harder to focus on objects close to you. This usually happens within a few years of your fortieth birthday, but can happen at any point in your life.

Presbyopia is also known as age-related farsightedness or long-sightedness. Objects that are far away are easier to focus on, but objects closer to your face may become blurry or smeary.

Here we explain the exactly what presbyopia is, what causes it and what treatments are available.

Myopia (nearsightedness)

Myopia (nearsightedness)

8 Apr 2020

Myopia is known more commonly as nearsightedness or shortsightedness.

Myopia is a common eye condition which causes blurred vision at a distance, but clear, more focused vision up close.

Read more to find out the signs of myopia and possible causes, along with treatments available.

24 Interesting Eye Facts

24 Interesting Eye Facts

8 Apr 2020

Ever wondered why all baby's eyes are blue, how fast do we blink, or what percentage of coloured blind people are male? Thought so.

Here we have explained 24 interesting facts relating to the eyes, great for those wanting to up their general knowledge for the pub quiz.

Hypermetropia (farsightedness)

Hypermetropia (farsightedness)

8 Apr 2020

Farsightedness is largely hereditary, but can develop in anyone.

If you are farsighted you may have heard your optician refer to it as Hyperopia, or, hypermetropia but you may know it as long sightedness.

So what exactly causes farsightedness and how can it be corrected? Read on to find out these questions and more...

What Causes Blurred Vision?

What Causes Blurred Vision?

8 Apr 2020

Blurred, hazy, unfocused vision can be caused by a litany of different diseases or conditions.

Blurred vision should never be ignored. Here we explain the causes and possible treatments for blurred vision from shortsightedness to Macular Degeneration. If in doubt always seek medical attention.