Category Archives: EYE CARE & NUTRITION

Could honey help your eyes?

We might be more used to pouring it on pancakes or using it to alleviate the symptoms of a cold, but according to a team of optometry researchers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Health Clinics, honey could also be used as a remedy for dry, red and sore eyes. Clinical Optometrist Dr Julie Albietz has been studying the benefits of antibacterial medial honeys on the surface of the eye for over ten years. She will be leading two… Read More ➝

Eye Health Myths: Fact and Fiction

We’ve all heard the old wives’ tales that carrots are good for your eyes and watching too much TV will make your eyes square. But how do you separate fact from fiction when it comes to looking after your eye health? Myth 1: Reading in poor light is bad for your eyes Although it can lead to eye strain, making them tire quicker, there is no evidence to suggest that reading in dim light will cause any long-term damage to… Read More ➝

For figure-conscious people with a sweet tooth, grapes make an excellent snack. Not only is the fruit delicious but it also delivers a number of health benefits. It now turns out that grapes may also be quite beneficial for eye health. More specifically, their regular consumption could offer protection against retinal deterioration. This was the focus of a research study whose findings were presented at the recently held annual conference of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. According… Read More ➝

Most people love the convenience and crisp vision contact lenses provide, but some may suspect them to be the cause behind unwelcome headaches. Asking your eye-care professional for specific cases where contact lenses have had something to do with headaches experienced by patients will provide adequate information, but for those who don’t have the time, here are a couple of possible causes for headaches related to contact lenses: Although rare, one reason may be an incorrect prescription, AllAboutVision notes in… Read More ➝

Maintaining healthy vision in middle and old age is a process that requires a diet rich in antioxidants, among other things. Cataracts, for example, are among the most common vision problems associated with ageing. According to a study by Swedish researchers from the Karolinska Institute, older women can reduce this risk by ensuring that colourful fruits and vegetables are a prominent part of their diets, thus increasing their intake of antioxidants, All About Vision reports. The study took around seven… Read More ➝