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Spectacle Images

This pair of folding pear shaped prince-nez was retrieved from a box of assorted 'bits and bobs' by a member of WSVAB. The flexible bridge allows the lenses to be folded over each other and a small protrusion on the … Continue reading

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Bibliographies

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Wet or Dry

Whilst there are several different forms of macular disease most are rare. The commonest form is Dry AMD. This takes different forms but are typically slow to progress allowing people to gradually adapt their lifestyle to changes in vision, but … Continue reading

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‘i’-care

It is easy to take our eyes for granted and just assume they will keep working well without any  special care. Most of the time that is true but sometimes they do need a little extra attention or treatment. this … Continue reading

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What are V and M’s

Science has known about substances it calls Vitamins for over 100 years. It knows they are organic substances (contain carbon) It knows they are essential in small quantities for normal metabolism, growth and physical well-being. It knows they are vital … Continue reading

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purpley/bluey hues

Blueberries and the more traditional prunes are very beneficial foods. The humble prune contains high levels of Vitamin A, potassium and Vitamin E

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Coffee

Research can’t seem to make up its mind whether caffeine is good or bad for you.On a good day caffeine is good for you possibly reducing the discomfort of ‘dry eye’; on a bad day caffeine potentially increases your risk … Continue reading

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Fields

Not the green, grassy kind but your field of vision.There are many different fields of vision that can be measured and many different ways of measuring them – it all depends what your optometrist wants to know. Reading a letter … Continue reading

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Eye-Foods

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Driving

When you passed your driving test your examiner tested your eye-sight by asking you to read a number plate at 20.5 metres. For too many drivers this is the only time their vision is tested. So although you may have … Continue reading

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