Even though the effects that harmful UV-rays of the sun have on our skin are well known, a lot of people do not know how harmful they can be for our eyes too. Extended exposure to UV-rays can cause eye damage and diseases like cataracts, macular degeneration, and others. The damage our eyes suffer from UV rays is cumulative which means the more time we spend in the sun, the more damage our eyes go through. This is why it is extremely important for kids to protect their eyes too as protecting our eyes should start as soon as possible » » » [Read more]
Effects of UV Rays on Eyes
How Screen Time Is Affecting Our Health
The problem with digital screens is that they emit blue light. Blue light can cause eye strain (prevalent in 91% of adults between the ages of 18-39), damage the retina, and lead to long-term vision problems like cataracts and macular degeneration. Screen time also causes difficulties with sleeping since blue light mimics daylight, which then reduces the amount of melatonin we release. More than 80% of adults use digital screens in the hour before they go to bed, which is problematic. Increased screen time is also linked to some other health conditions, from obesity to diabetes. A study of 50,000 » » » [Read more]
Your eyes are as delicate as your body is
Did we ever think about how we could protect the most valuable organs of our body – the eyes? Eyes are precious and delicate. Maintenance of our eyes is often neglected but little do we know that just a touch of looking after can keep them functioning for years and years to come.
Symptoms of Eye Strain
Straining your eye muscles can produce a variety of symptoms. Because of that, eye strain can be a debilitating repetitive stress injury. Chronic eye strain may also be a significant factor in learning and attention problems. Furthermore, you may not even recognize some of these symptoms as “eye” problems. However, once you understand that these issues are symptoms of eye strain you are well on your way to treating eye strain or preventing eye strain entirely. Symptoms of Eye Strain Headaches Pain in the neck Back pain Spasms or twitches around the eyes Dizziness Lightheadedness Car sickness Nausea Blurred vision » » » [Read more]