ValuedPatient - Healthcare Topics

How important is exercise for healthy eyes?

When we think about exercise, we think about good health, fitness, weight loss, a healthy heart and lungs and a toned body.  Some of us may love the thought of getting out walking, jogging, cycling or hitting...

Why can’t I see clearly at night?

You may be finding that increasingly your eyes are having trouble adjusting in dim light, or at night.  Whilst naturally as humans we can’t see as well at night, a healthy eye can adapt to the darkness. What...

Will my eyes get damaged if I read in poor light?

Many of us will remember reading a book by torch light in bed after lights out, possibly even hiding under the bedclothes.  You may have also have been told by your parents, or heard somewhere that reading in...

Why am I having trouble reading now I’m older?

While some of us try to stave off the physical effects of aging, gradually losing our ability to focus on nearby objects is a natural part of the aging process that happens to us all.  This is known as...

Category - Eye Conditions

Does smoking damage your eyes?

We have heard about the dangers of smoking and its effects on the heart and lungs.  What is not so commonly known is the effect that smoking can have on your eyes and the consequent risk of vision loss. What are the eye...

Cataracts in Children

Most people associate cataracts as an eye condition that develops as we age.  However, cataracts can also affect babies and children forming either during pregnancy, after birth or during childhood. What is a cataract...

What are cataracts?

In order for you to be able to see, light passes through the clear lens in your eye.  The purpose of this lens, which is situated behind the iris, is to focus the light onto the retina at the back of your eye so your...

Reading Clearly at All Ages

Long-sightedness generally means difficulties focusing on near objects. Children who are long sighted often have trouble seeing up close first and may experience feelings of eye strain or headaches when reading. Later...

Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

Computers have been around for decades, but do you know what has changed…the amount of time that is spend in front of digital screens. Now that mobile devices, such as phones and tablets has overtaken the usage of...

What is Dry Eye?

What is Dry Eye?

What is Dry Eye? Dry eye starts to occur when there’s a failure to produce the adequate amount of tears to keep the eye’s surface lubricated. The risk of developing dry eye can happen at any age but is more common with...

Blue eye looking wideways

Astigmatism: A Guide

Astigmatism is generally regarded as the most misinterpreted vision issue for people. You might have it yourself, but not notice since it exists at many different levels, affecting people at various scales of severity...