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Suffering from allergies? It’s that time of the year again.

Are you suffering from itchy, watery, red eyes? Then you could have allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis occurs when allergens in the air stimulate cells in the eye to release histamine. This causes the eyes to become red,…
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Digital Eye Strain

We are now spending almost half our waking hours on digital devices. This can lead to excessive strain on the eyes causing symptoms such as dryness, headaches, neck aches, sore eyes and blurry vision. Positioning the devices correctly, having…
biotrue one day contact lenses.

Biotrue: All day comfort in a contact lens

March 4, 2016 Contact Lenses Eyes OnWe have had a lot of success with the new Bausch and Lomb Biotrue lenses. Using a new generation HyperGel material, this contact lenses is extremely breathable so there is no compromise to the…
blephasteam eye treatment: gently heats the eye and treats dry eye

Dry Eye and Blephasteam

Poorly functioning meibomian glands is a common cause of dry eye. The meibomian glands are located in the eyelids and release oils which reduce evaporation of the tear layer. These glands can become blocked and inflamed resulting in dry…
Prevencia lenses: helps protect the eyes from digital eyestrain.

Computer eye strain

Crizal Prevencia lens coatings provide three way protection of the eyes. It protects the eyes from UV and blue-violet light as well as reducing eye strain and improving comfort on the computer. UV light is a know cause of cataracts while blue-violet…
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Protecting your eyes

Warm compresses are a simple but very effective treatment to help relieve the symptoms of dry eyes. Tear ducts in the eyelid release oils to help prevent evaporation. These ducts can become blocked over time leading to dry eye. Warm…
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Why do I need to replace my contact lenses regularly?

As you wear your contact lenses proteins and oils from the eye deposit on the surface of the lens. While cleaning the lenses every day will help remove some of the deposits, over time they build up on the surface. As these materials…
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Dry Eyes and the Environment

While we can't cure dry eyes, there are things that you can do in addition to using drops to help alleviate the symptoms.Avoid direct contact with drafts. Any airflow directly on the eye will increase tear evaporation and exacerbate the condition.…
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Dailies Total One: A new concept in disposable lenses

For many years not a lot changed in daily contact lens technology. The last 6 months however has seen the release of many new products. Alcon Dailies Total One is a totally new concept in contact lens design. Modern contact lenses use…
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Itchy Watery Red Eyes

If you suffer from these symptoms you may have allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis occurs when the eye reacts to substances in the environment like pollen. This causes the eye to release histamine which causes the eye to become…