HYPERPHORIA is a physical mis-alignment of the two eyes so that one eye is set higher in the head than the other. This condition leads to severe problems with reading and learning, headaches, head titling, neck and shoulder pains, poor posture, and even lower back pain. Students and adults alike, find themselves losing their place […]
Your favourite TV show is on the screen, but why is the picture out of focus? Maybe it’s not the picture. Maybe it’s your eyes. Watching TV for long periods of time can cause eye fatigue. But TV watching is not harmful to the eyes.
To give your eyes a break when watching TV, you should be sitting at least six feet away from the screen. One guide is to sit at a distance that is five times the width of the picture. And don’t sit in the dark. It’s not good for your eyes. There should be light in the room, but not bright enough to wash out the TV picture. Move the light of the TV so that is doesn’t cause a reflection or glare in the TV screen.
We have ONLY ONE pair of eyes that must last us our entire lifetime! Use appropriate Safety Eyewear both at work AND at home so as to protect them.
1. Safety Lenses for Eyeglasses: These are made of glass, plastic, or polycarbonate. They are at least 3mm thick and provide frontal protection against flying objects. Safety Frames must be designed to withstand heavy impact.
2. Goggles: These look like oversized glasses. They can be worn alone of over prescription glasses for protection against flying particles, dust, or liquid splashes.
Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the internal pressure in your eyes increases enough to damage the nerve fibers in your optic nerve and cause vision loss. The increase in pressure happens when the passages that normally allow fluid in you eyes to drain become clogged or blocked. The reasons that the passages become blocked are not known.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada. It most often occurs in people over the age of 40. People with a family history of glaucoma, African Americans, and those who are very near sighted or diabetic are at a higher risk of developing the disease.
The most common type of glaucoma develops gradually and painlessly, without symptoms. A rarer type occurs rapidly and its symptoms may include blurred vision, loss of side vision, seeing coloured rings around lights and pain or redness in the eyes.