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Eye Spy 5 Common Eye Myths: The Truth About Eye Health You Need to Know!

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Eye Spy 5 Common Eye Myths: The Truth About Eye Health You Need to Know! It’s time to set the record straight on some common eye myths that you may have heard. So, grab your favourite pair of glasses (or contacts, if that’s more your style) and let’s dive in! Myth #1: Sitting too close […]

What to do when there is something stuck in your eye

What to do when there is something stuck in your eye We’ve all had it. A stray eyelash, animal hair, a dust particle or worse, a contact lens or a tiny insect that has slipped passed the protective shield of your eyelashes to find its way into your eye. It can be uncomfortable and disorienting […]

Are your allergies affecting your eyes?

sneezing, runny nose, coughing, eczema, watery eyes, allergies, eye care, optometrist Are your allergies affecting your eyes? If you’re among the 20 million South Africans who suffer from allergies, you’ll know all about the typical symptoms that come with allergy season: sneezing, runny nose, coughing, eczema, and watery eyes. Allergies can impact your eyes considerably, […]

How to get rid of dark circles and puffy eyes

How to get rid of dark circles and puffy eyes It’s difficult to feel confident in the morning when you wake up looking washed out, with dark circles and puffy eyes. Dark circles are a common condition that many people experience, but they can be disheartening because they make you look tired, older, and even […]

What to do if you get a Stye on your eye

Spy a stye on your eye? Here’s what you should know – and what to do Eye styes can be sneaky. Just like that, you wake up one morning with a painful lump on your eyelid. Maybe there was some redness or discomfort along the lash line the day before. Maybe there wasn’t. All you […]

Why is my eye twitching?

Why is my eye twitching? A slight spasm. A gentle tug. A flickering feeling. An uncontrollable need to blink. Twitching eyelids are common. Mild twitching can feel worse or more frequent than it is. You know it is happening but nobody else can see it when it does. Nevertheless, eye twitches are bothersome, and symptoms […]

What to expect from your eye exam

What to expect from your eye exam Most blinding eye diseases can be stopped or slowed if caught early. Unless you have regular eye exams, eye problems that often have no symptoms could creep up without you knowing. An eye doctor will be able to pick up if there is a problem with your eyes […]

Vision screenings are no substitute for eye exams

Vision screenings are no substitute for eye exams There is a big difference between an eye exam and a vision screening, and the latter should never be in lieu of a comprehensive examination by an optometrist. Consumers who rely on the results of vision screenings could be missing potential problems with their eyes. Vision screenings […]

The Effects of Smoking on Vision

The Effects of Smoking on Vision Smoking is a habit that has several negative implications for our health. One that many people aren’t aware of is the effect of smoking on their eyes and vision. If you are looking for a good reason to stop smoking, or to get someone you care about to quit, […]

The dangers of over the counter readers

The dangers of over the counter readers Below is a media statement from the Health Professions Council of South Africa: CAUTIONING ON THE DANGERS OF PURCHASING READY MADE AND/OR ADJUSTABLE READERS WITHOUT THE ADVICE OF A REGISTERED OPTOMETRIST OR EYE CARE PRACTITIONER Pretoria – The Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians has recently become […]