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23 September 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

National Eye Health Week 2021: 4 habits to follow for healthy eyes

National Eye Health Week 2021

This week (20th – 26th September) is National Eye Health Week in the UK! Here at Ultralase, we understand how important it is to keep your eyes healthy. In honour of National Eye Health Week, we will be exploring a few healthy habits you can incorporate into your lifestyle that promotes good eye health. Here are our 4 tips on how to look after your eyes:

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16 September 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Fresher’s Week 2021: What impact does alcohol have on your eyes?

Fresher's Week

Fresher’s Week 2021 is almost here! With many universities starting the new academic year either this week or next week, hundreds of thousands of students will soon be setting off for a new chapter in their lives – ready to start their degree, make life-long friends, and party a little too hard (!). Speaking of partying, we all know that excessive alcohol consumption can be detrimental to both our physical and mental health. However, did you know that alcohol misuse can also harm your eyes too? Read on to discover how alcohol can affect your eyes, and why you should cut down on your alcohol intake for the sake of your eye health.

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09 September 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

What is long-sightedness (Hyperopia)?

Hyperopia

Long-sightedness (known in medical terms as hyperopia or hypermetropia) is a common refractive error that makes distant objects appear clearly, but nearby objects appear blurred. It’s one of the four main types of refractive errors: long-sightedness, short-sightedness (myopia), age-related long-sightedness (presbyopia) and an unevenly curved cornea (astigmatism).

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02 September 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

How does the weather in Autumn affect your eyes?

Autumn weather

The nights are getting longer, the days are getting colder, and we’re bringing out the jumpers from the back of our wardrobes… Autumn is almost here! It’s time to get a lot cosier as the seasons start to change, and soon we’ll be bundled up indoors with a warm mug of hot chocolate in our hands. However, the changing weather can have a negative impact on our eyes. Read on to discover some tips and tricks you can follow to prevent any possible eye irritation this autumn.

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25 August 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Is bad eyesight genetic? Do you inherit your eyesight problems?

Is bad eyesight genetic

Many of our characteristics – our hair, skin, and eye colour – are passed down to us from our parents. Our parents can also pass down certain illnesses and diseases through our genes, and this can include our eyesight. Eyesight can be heavily influenced by genetics, while there are also environmental factors that can determine how good our eyesight will be. We may not be able to challenge our genetic predispositions, but we can follow a healthier lifestyle to ensure we prevent certain eye diseases as much as possible.

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19 August 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

How to tell which eye is your dominant eye

Dominant eye

We all know that most of us tend to have a dominant hand that we use for writing and that we use one half of our body more than the other. However, the human body also has a dominant eye. Figuring out which one of your eyes is the dominant one can help you during certain activities such as shooting, photography or sport. Whether you’re looking to improve your performance or you’re merely curious, there are a few easy tests you can complete to find out which eye is your dominant eye.

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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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