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Vitamin D linked to lower eye risk in young women: Study

Check out this interesting article as reported in NutraIngredients.com from the Archives of Ophthalmology – Higher blood levels of vitamin D may be associated with a decreased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in women, says new research.  Click here for the full report.

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Watching 3D may help uncover eye disorders

Further to warnings over Christmas about the potential damage caused to under 6’s eyesight by the new Nintendo 3DS console, the College of Optometrists has published a press release suggesting that watching 3D may be beneficial as it may help to uncover eye disorders. Here’s what the College has to say; The College of Optometrists […]

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US study finds that short-sighted children do better with contact lenses

I’ve just read an interesting American study that concludes that short-sighted children do better with contact lenses than glasses. The Adolescent and Child Health Initiative to Encourage Vision Empowerment (ACHIEVE) Study was undertaken by the Ohio State University College of Optometry and is the largest randomized trial of its kind. Conducted amongst 484 children over […]

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Welcome to Alex Gage’s Blog

Timely advice for my first blog comes from the Eyecare Trust who have issued the following eyecare alert for Bonfire Night; Every year 10 people in the UK lose their sight and 300 people suffer serious eye injuries as a result of accidents caused by fireworks. And, it’s not just children larking about that are […]

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