C.R. WILLIAMS BLOG

New Year Resolution for your Eyes

Most of us consider having a New Year resolution. Even if it is only half heartedly, knowing that they barely make it out of Jan before they are broken. Of course some are far more determined and seriously try to improve their health by giving up smoking, losing weight or drinking less. One easy resolution […]

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Taking Care of your Eyes this Christmas

The party season is upon us and no doubt a few of us will have that extra Sherry that takes us beyond what is really good for us. Excuse the pun – but optics are not good for our optics! We will see the room spin when we lie down. We can even see double […]

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What is Short-sightedness and How to Spot it

Short-sightedness (also known as myopia) is, as the name suggests a condition were the eye focuses at a close distance but cannot see far vision clearly. This is because the focussing power of the eye is too great for the size of the eye. It’s a bit like looking far away and then introducing a […]

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A Simple Explanation of ‘Long-sightedness’ and Symptoms

    Long-sightedness is a confusing term for many, but it does describe this type of sight fairly well. The long-sighted eye has a better chance of good far vision but could have some more difficulty with close work. If the eye is naturally a little weak or under-powered in its focus then it will […]

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That Looks a Bit Sore: Eye Redness Symptoms and Causes

Red eyes come in many forms and for many reasons. Most of the time people just take a guess to what the cause could be and consequently how they should treat it. Mistreating the problem usually means the problem just doesn’t go away. Occasionally the wrong treatment can lead to a worsening of what could […]

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Screen Presence – The Effect of Computing on the Eyes

Everywhere you look there are computers, from the more obvious office places to the less likely manufacturing shop floor. Meaning that nearly everyone spend some time looking at a screen at some time, even if it is just for a few minutes to get some money out of the ‘hole in the wall’ For those […]

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Life in Colour

For those that have normal colour vision, ‘colour blindness’ is often misunderstood. It is best to think of it as a colour vision deficiency, a decreased ability to see or differentiate varying colours. It is a problem usually linked to the X chromosome which explains the high prevalence in males. Nerve endings in the eye […]

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Keep Your Eyes on What You Eat

Looking after your body and health will help look after your eyesight. The eye is a complex organ which relies on the right nutrients to function fully and stay healthy. Ideally this should come from a good balanced diet. A diet low in vitamins and high in carbohydrates is going to raise the risk of […]

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Misty Outlook

We’ve all heard of cataracts, but not many fully understand what they are. Usually developed as we get older, it is the loss of clarity in the lens of the eye, due to its proteins clumping together which becomes a barrier to the smooth passage of light into the eye. The lens itself sits just […]

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Under Pressure

Though it is one of the most common eye conditions, glaucoma is very difficult to spot without a full eye examination. 2% of people over 40 are affected; this rises to 10% of people over 80. Untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness due to the pressure of fluids within the eye causing weakness to the […]

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