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12 August 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Are LED lights really that bad for your eyes?

LED lights

LED lights have been around since 1962 and are known for being a much more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional incandescent light bulbs. On top of being more energy efficient, they’re also more cost effective and can light up any room in a variety of colours. It might sound too good to be true, and that’s because it is! Recent studies have shown that LED lights emit blue light that can damage our eyes. However, the effects of LED lights are not too damaging as long as your screen time is kept in moderation.

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10 August 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Night Blindness (Nyctalopia): What is it, what causes it and what can you do about it?

Night blindness

Night blindness (Nyctalopia) is a condition that inhibits your ability to see clearly at night or in poor lighting, similar to the lighting found in dimly-lit restaurants and cinemas. There are a variety of different causes and treatments for this condition, and the treatment you require depends on identifying what is triggering the condition.

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03 August 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Are coloured contact lenses safe for your eyes?

Coloured contact lenses

Coloured contact lenses are cosmetic lenses that are most popular during Halloween, as many people who dress up in costume also decide to wear coloured contact lenses as part of their look. You should be wary of them, however, as coloured contact lenses can blind you if they are not used correctly.

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27 July 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Burning Eyes: What it means & why it happens

Burning eyes

According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 2.2 billion people around the globe suffer from a form of vision impairment. Taking good care of your eyes is therefore really important, so optimal eye health and good vision can be maintained as you continue to age.

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20 July 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

How to stop your glasses from fogging up in the age of Covid

Prevent foggy glasses during Covid

Since the pandemic began in 2020, we’ve all collectively gotten used to wearing face masks at all times, given that it became a legal requirement to do so in public spaces. Covid restrictions may be easing up after July 19th, or ‘Freedom Day’, but many people will choose to continue wearing their face masks for the safety of both themselves and others.

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13 July 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Do night driving glasses help you see clearly while driving at night?

night driving glasses

If you’ve ever driven a car at night you know how difficult it can be to see the road clearly sometimes. The lack of light makes it harder to see the road ahead, which is why many drivers and other road users are now looking for solutions, one of them being night-time glasses. The big question that remains, however, is do they actually work?

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06 July 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Summer 2021: How can you protect your eyes from the sun?

Protect vision from sun

On the (unfortunately) occasional day the UK gets some sunny warm weather, we usually bring out the SPF to protect our skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun which could lead to skin cancer. But of course, we must protect our eyes from the sun too!

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26 March 2021

Author: Alex

Pinguecula: What Is It? Causes & Symptoms

Pinguecula

A pinguecula (pronounced pin-gwek-yoo-la) appears as a yellow lump on the white of the eye, usually growing on the side of the sclera near your nose....

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09 March 2021

Author: Alex

What Causes Dilated Pupils?

What Causes Dilated Pupils?

Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed your pupils appear more dilated than usual? It's usually nothing to worry about, but it could be a sign you have an underlying medical condition you are unaware of.

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16 February 2021

Author: Alex

Pancake Recipe to Boost Eye Health

Pancake Recipe to Boost Eye Health

Here at Ultralase we absolutely love pancakes! To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, we thought we'd put together a few healthy pancake recipes that your eyes could really benefit from. We'll also be discussing all the eye-healthy toppings you can indulge in as well.

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