Can smoking affect my eyes?

Smoking has been linked to various eye conditions.  One of the most serious is macular degeneration.

As it progresses, macular degeneration means a loss of central vision, affecting your ability to read, drive and recognize faces.  It is a leading cause of blindness in people over 65.  There is no known cure.

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Help I have hay fever !

I love the smells of spring but every year it brings on hayfever!

Hayfever is an allergic reaction to pollen.  As well the usual symptoms such as stuffy nose and sneezing, your eyes can also be affected.  They may get red, watery, and very itchy.  This can be extremely irritating, but you may find some of the following tips helpful.

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Squinting in the Summer Sun ?

Its a beautiful morning, the sun is shining today. Perhaps you will be squinting without even realising it.

Transition lenses may be the answer for you.

These lenses change colour depending on the amount of sunshine (UV light), saving you the hassle of swapping between clear glasses and prescription sunglasses.

Now is a great time to try them out.

From now until September 31st we are offering a

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Wet those dry watery eyes!

Did you know that watery eyes can be a symptom of dry eyes?

If your tears aren’t oily enough, they will evaporate more quickly, leaving your eyes red, gritty and dry.  When this happens, your eyes will compensate by producing extra tears. But because the tears aren’t good quality, they often run down your face, instead of remaining on your eye and doing the job they’re supposed to.

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