Orthokeratology involves wearing a specially designed rigid contact lens overnight. There’s good evidence it can help slow the progression of myopia. But like all treatments, there are risks, too.
Children’s increased screen time, exacerbated by remote learning during COVID-19, is directly contributing to increases in childhood myopia.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in children spending more time on digital devices, which may have a long-term impact on their vision, including the risk of myopia.
We’re spending more and more time on our computers and beginning to notice eye problems.
Staring at screens for long periods of time — as we are during the pandemic — can reveal previously undiagnosed eye problems.
It’s a sensation of light that isn’t caused by real light. And don’t worry, it’s totally normal.
Face masks may increase the risk of dry, irritated eyes.
Face masks may help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they may also contribute to dry, irritated eyes. Learn who is at risk, and how to prevent mask-associated dry eye (MADE).
Simple hygiene goes a long way to avoid serious eye infections.
Cataracts are a vision problem that can affect anybody as they age. It happens when the lens of the eye gradually loses its transparency.
Cataracts, which can be experienced by anyone as they age, happen when the lens of the eye gradually becomes less transparent. There are ways, however, to correct this.
A community health worker screening a child’s hearing in Cape Town.
mHealth supported service-delivery systems can provide increased access to hearing and vision services for preschool children in poor communities.
Glaucoma is an insidious disease that is sometimes confused with inattention or vision deteriorating with age, yet it can kill your eyesight and leave you blind.
Glaucoma is a serious disease which, if left untreated, can cause blindness. A professor of optometry explains the risks, process of diagnosis and available treatments.
The Phelophepa train offers eye, dental and psychology clinics as well as HIV screening and vaccines.
The Phelophepa Train
How working with limited resources in remote areas helped improve the skills of one healthcare professional.
Our eyes don’t grow much at all – but when we’re very young, we still need to learn how to see.
Glasses help people to see by focusing light onto the retina.
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Many people, from children to the elderly, wear glasses. Andy, age 5, wants to know how they work.
Cataracts are one of the leading causes of visual impairment globally.
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More than a million Australians have an untreated cataract and hundreds of cataract surgeries are performed daily, but what are they?
Face blind or super-recogniser?
As many as one in 50 people are face blind, meaning they can’t tell one face from another.
Me, myself and eye.
The middle part of our vision sees in a much higher resolution than at the peripheries. But that’s just the beginning …
Here’s looking at you kid.
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This time of year is synonymous with going back to school and often a reminder for parents to take their children to the dentist. It’s also a perfect time to undergo a check on eyes and vision, but few…
Vision loss causes 11% of the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
The tragedy of vision loss and blindness in Indigenous communities is striking: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults have six times more blindness than non-Indigenous adults and nearly three times…
There is simply no evidence to support this old wives tale.
The time most of us spend looking at a screen has rapidly increased over the past decade. If we’re not at work on the computer, we’re likely to stay tuned into the online sphere via a smart phone or tablet…
You won’t ruin your eyes but you may get a headache.
The idea that reading in dim light ruins your eyes isn’t my favourite wives’ tale about “leisure activities” causing blindness, nor is it the most obscene! In any case, it’s simply not true. I’ll begin…