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July 2017

July 18, 2017 0

VISION OVER 60

As our eyes get older, they become more prone to certain problems. Most people will start to need vision correction as they progress through their 60s.  Regular eye exams become increasingly more important as you approach your 60s and beyond. Many eye conditions that lead to vision loss have no noticeable symptoms to the bearer […]

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July 13, 2017 0

DIABETES MELLITUS

Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is a generalized illness with high blood sugar caused by the body being unable to properly breakdown, utilize and store food. The high levels of sugar in the blood causes changes that affect different parts of the body including the heart, the kidneys, the nerves, and the eyes at the same time. […]

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July 11, 2017 0

5 high-tech contact lenses that could change the world

As wearable vision correction goes, it doesn’t get more low-key than contact lenses. The thin lenses often appear invisible to all but the most eagle-eyed observer. The attraction of this discreet design has led to many high tech inventions, with a variety of purposes and audiences. Here are five such contact lenses that have the […]

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July 6, 2017 0

HOW DIABETES AFFECTS YOUR SIGHT

Diabetes mellitus (often shortened to diabetes) occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or when the produced insulin is less effective than normal. The condition is lifelong, and affects over 3 million people aged 16 or over in England. The term ‘diabetes’ can refer to two main types of the disease: Type 1 diabetes […]

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