November 12, 2019

Many will remember our mum or dad shouting at us as kids " if you sit too close to the TV, you will go blind!" Nowadays I am the one constantly telling my kids to sit further away from the PC or to stop holding their phones so close to their face.... because as it turn...

May 7, 2019

For most of us, the shape of our eyes stops changing some time in our 20s much like our body stops growing. That then begs the obvious question: why does my glasses prescription change or why do I go from not needing glasses to needing glasses as I age?

As our eye ages,...

October 24, 2017

You like, most people, might struggle to put in eyedrops and feel anxious that maybe you are not putting them in the right way. And then you think, maybe it won't work if I don't put them in the right way and the anxiety builds....

In reality, eyedrops are pretty forgiv...

August 17, 2017

One of the most common questions I get asked is what to do in terms of diet and eyes. There are so many supplements out there and it can be really confusing.

Omega 3s ( flaxseed oil, fish oil,krill oil) is one of the dietary additions that has the most evidence for help...

August 10, 2017

Last week The Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) published the new International Guidelines for Dry Eye Treatment (DEWS 2). This extensive and comprehensive guide for eyecare professionals spans over 400 pages long but what caught my eye was that one of the tr...

July 24, 2017

Red eyes are a common problem and have many different causes. Some warning signs that you need to see a doctor are blurred vision, yellow or green discharge and pain. If you are a contact lens wearer, you should definitely see your optometrist or eye specialist as you...

June 21, 2017

In my previous post, I talked about some simple measures to help those itchy eyes of yours. But sometimes, it's not enough, especially if your allergies are bad or chronic.

For eyes, usually antihistamine drops applied directly to the eye work better than taking antihis...

June 18, 2017

It's the middle of winter right now but Spring will be here before we know it.. warm weather, more sunlight, blossoming flowers... and itchy eyes.

For 25% of the population, allergies is part of their lives. Allergic itchy eyes can be a mild bother to outright disabling...

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