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Can the wrong pair of glasses or bad light damage your eyes?

Can the wrong pair of glasses or bad light damage your eyes?

We'll tell you what happens when your eyes have to work too hard

If your glasses are not optimally fitted, then there's no way you can benefit from your full visual potential. This can significantly impair your quality of life. Think about it: reading the menu in a restaurant becomes a nightmare or you feel insecure when driving. This raises several questions: can you damage your eyes if...

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Blinking, crying and seeing stars

Blinking, crying and seeing stars

What makes our eyes so special
We blink, cry and see 'stars' – but what makes our eyes to react like that? Why do we blink? What role does our retina play? What makes our eyes shed tears? How do tears of sorrow differ from tears of...

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Eye allergies – and fast remedies

Eye allergies – and fast remedies

Effective therapies, effective protection
Summer time – hay fever time! A few days of spring sunshine, and most of us begin to look forward to the lazy, hazy days of summer. Many people, however, have other things on their minds: the dreaded allergies...

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Health problem: watery eyes

If your eyes are watery constantly, the cause may be an eye condition
When laughing or crying, it is completely normal: the tear ducts open and the tears flow. But when your eyes begin to water without any apparent reason, an eye condition may be the reason. There is no...

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Dry eyes – what to do when they burn and get itchy?

Dry eyes are a common reason for people to go to an ophthalmologist.
Dry eyes are unpleasant and can be painful. A possible cause is a problem with the eye's natural moisture, i.e. that the body does not produce sufficient tear fluid. This can be triggered by environmental...

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Medicine can impair vision

Care should be taken with some medicines. Under certain conditions they can damage your eyes.
An eye defect or eye disease is not always the cause of vision impairment. Some medicines can also lead to the eyes not functioning normally.

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Why good vision is so important

If one sense is missing, the other senses have to take over the work. The eyes play an important role in this.
The human senses are our contact to the environment. The human brain combines the fireworks of neurons of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching into a meaningful whole. But we don't think about...

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How to keep your eyes healthy

Our most important sensory organ needs to be protected and cared for. There are many things to consider in this respect.
Our eyes are constantly exposed to a number of environmental irritants – dust, UV rays, foreign particles and many more. It is therefore important for us to be aware of those things that are good for our...

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Are carrots good for your eyes?

From a young age, we are told that carrots are good for our eyes. Unfortunately, this is only true to an extent.
Carrots are good for the eyes – or have you ever seen a rabbit wearing glasses to prove otherwise? Not only is this comparison not very funny, it hasn't got a leg to stand on. And yet this health myth...

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Why can vision problems be the cause of headaches?

Millions of people suffer from headaches. No ailment is so widespread. What many people don't know is that a new pair of glasses can help.
Dull pressure behind the eyes, throbbing in the temples or a light pounding at the top of the head – there is hardly anyone who has not suffered from headaches. Many people just reach for a tablet, while...

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Does reading in poor light damage your eyes?

It's a popular myth that almost everyone has heard: reading in poor light damages your eyes. However, the latest studies show that this isn't true at all.
Winter is probably the best time to get round to reading a good book, especially by candlelight or the soft light of a bedside lamp. Children even like to hide under the covers with a pocket lamp. However,...

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A workout for your eyes

Our eyes work hard every day. With a couple of simple sight exercises, you can relax your eyes and refresh your vision
The modern lifestyle places great demands on our eyes. If you work with a computer, for example, they have to adapt to different contrasts and level of brightness up to 30 000 times a day. The figures...

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