Biofinity Energys

Biofinity Energys.

“Don’t sit too close to the TV or you’ll ruin your eyesight!” was once uttered by concerned parents around the world.
There was some truth in the warnings because TVs developed before the 1950s emitted levels of radiation
that could increase the risk of eye problems after repeated and extended exposure. 

Biofinity-Energys

We are offering these lenses for a free trial for a limited period.

These issues are now a thing of the past as modern TVs have a totally different design. Nowadays, the eye problems that televisions cause are strain and fatigue.
Of course, it isn´t only TVs – we now have an additional range of digital devices in our everyday lives, such as smartphones, tablets, ebooks and computers.
Any and all of these devices lead to symptoms of digital eye fatigue, such as dry, irritated eyes, blurred vision, eye strain, neck and back pain, and headaches.
Children and adults are just as likely to watch TV on a tablet or phone as they are to watch a traditional TV.
Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc are a must on a daily basis, people regularly check their email and send text messages, online shopping has hit record highs.

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The obvious way to reduce the digital eye fatigue is to reduce the amount of time spent on digital devices –

but is there an alternative solution?
The answer is YES. The future has arrived. There has been a breakthrough in contact lens technology.

Coopervision

Coopervision, one of the global leaders in contact lens development and production have launched a new product aimed to specifically combat these modern ailments – Biofinity Energys the first soft contact lens with Digital Zone Optics™.
This lens design helps with eye tiredness caused by focusing on close-up digital devices and allows you to see clearly and go from on-screen to off-screen and back with less effort – you know how that feels.
You´ve been working on your computer/surfing on your phone and you look away from the screen and everything is blurred.
The material used is also strategic Aquaform® Technology attracts and binds water throughout the lens material to retain moisture – natural wettability that can help your eyes feel less dry.

Energys

Biofinity Energys

The statistics are that over 50% of 18-29-year-olds spend nine hours or more a day on digital devices and over 90% of adults use digital devices more than two hours per day.
You are reading this article online.
Biofinity Energys™ contact lenses are effectively creating a new category, the only contact lenses with Digital Zone Optics™ lens design combined with Aquaform® Technology.
In trials, 9 out of 10 people who use digital devices said that Biofinity Energys™ made their eyes feel good after a week of using the lenses. 8 out of 10 people who had tired eyes before wearing the Biofinity Energys™ contact lenses said their eyes felt less tired after they tried them.

Product Details

MATERIAL/H2O CONTENT

Comfilcon A/48%

BASE CURVE(mm)  8.6

DIA(mm) 14.0

SPHERE POWER +8.00D to -12.00D (0.50 steps after +/-6.00D)

Centre thickness 0.08 (at -3.00D)

DESIGN Digital Zone Optics™

WEARING SCHEDULE Daily or up to 29 nights continuous

Dk/t (at -3.00D)160

PACK SIZE 3

REPLACEMENT SCHEDULE Monthly

 

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Oakley EyeWear

Oakley Eyewear

Oakley_Sport_Eyewear

Oakley Sport Eyewear

OAKLEY IS DISRUPTIVE BY DESIGN, NOW AND FOREVER
WITH A GLOBAL BRAND PLATFORM OAKLEY CELEBRATES ITS DISRUPTIVE DNA, AND UNVEILS THE THREE CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE REVOLUTION OF EYEWEAR:

  • ENHANCED VISION,
  • DIGITAL EYEWEAR AND
  • CUSTOMIZATION
Oakley_Sunglasses

Oakley Sunglasses

 

The full Oakley Eyewear Optical (frames and sunglasses) are available to view and purchases within any of our primary health care and corporate clinics throughout Ireland.

If there is a specific model you want you are welcome to email us to request a quote? Info@opticalrooms.com

Oakley sports performance sunglasses continue to make their mark on with world of sport.

The Oakley legend grows with each new design of sunglasses and each new world-class athlete who sees the top of his game behind the lenses of our sports performance sunglasses. Opticalrooms is delighted to stock this iconic brand and be part of this exceptional product.

 

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Oakley Optical

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Tired Eyes due to Digital Eye Strain

Tired eyes due to Digital Eye Strain.

Digital eye strain and tired eyes are increasingly problematic for many reasons.

The latest report Eyes Overexposed: The Digital Device Dilemma just released from the Vision Council highlights many of the visual difficulties we are experiencing as our world becomes more and more digitized. Interestingly in the survey of over 10,000 adults 8 out 10 people were using more than 1 device or monitor at any one time.

BlueControl

BlueControl Lenses alleviate eye fatigue

  • Tired eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Irritated eyes,
  • Blurred vision,
  • Neck and back pain and
  • Headaches

are all common symptoms of digital eye strain. But visual discomfort doesn’t have to be an unavoidable outcome of using our digital devices. Tired eyes due to digital eye strain is principal triggered by

  • proximity to the device
  • frequency and duration on the task
  • reduced blink rate while concentrating
  • Blue Light” as emitted from digital devices

The optical industry has responded to the shift in digital habits and has developed lens technology to deal with vision problems and protect eyes from the blue light, glare, and other environmental stressors.

Commonly referred to as computer glasses, optical lenses now include a special coating that are constructed specifically for the mid-distance range at which users typically view a digital screen. These BlueControl lenses can be purchased with or without a prescription.

Facts about Blue Light

Facts about Blue Light

The lenses and filters are customized to reduce blurriness and pixelation, decrease brightness, block blue light, and minimize glare while working in front of a screen—or multiple screens.

There are many simple strategies to reduce digital eye strain and the tired eyes associated with it. Improved posture and working habits greatly reduce the eye strain and the fatigue associated with this type of near work. Remember our eyes were never adapted to be locked at a fixed distance particularly near our face for such extended periods. So it helps to push back from the monitors and look away into the distance to relieve the muscle within your eyes, straining to keep your near vision in focus.

Experiment after experiment detail, the reduction in blink rate when concentrating on a near task. The heat and blue light emitted from your device further accelerated your tear evaporation. Once the cornea you front clear window, dries you are going to start experiencing difficulties. the tear film is no longer coating and protecting the cornea.

Dry eye cycle

Dry eye cycle

Frequently by the time patients come along to our dry eye clinics inflammation has set in and the cycle begins. It can be difficult to break this cycle, and patients face months of treatment to revert back to a normal healthy eye.

To book a dry eye assessment call us on Dublin 01 808 9013 or Cork 021 4826771

Dry_eye_assessments

Dry eye assessments.

Book online here select which clinic is nearest to you. We accept PPS and Medical Cards so the professional fee may well be covered. We will detail the background to your symptoms and provide a treatment regime to self-manage at home.

Consider taking our On-Line dry eye survey to help categorise and understand your symptoms.

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Blepharitis and Demodex

Blepharitis and the association with Demodex.

New research has shown many incidences of Blepharitis the common lid scale often apparent on eye lashes in the mornings and Demodex occurring side by side. This recent evidence shows, the older the patient, the greater the likelihood of the human parasite “Demodex” to be present and problematic.

Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the margins of the eyelids. It can involve the eyelids, eyelashes, conjunctiva (whites of the eyes) and the meibomian glands (which lubricate the eyes).

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Lid scale associated with Blepharitis

Oils and other products normally secreted by the eye and eyelids build up on the lid surface and eyelashes, resulting in eye irritation and redness. It is a common chronic disorder that can be easily treated and managed, but not cured. Patients will describe this condition as scale or flaky lashes.

Causes:

The exact cause of blepharitis isn’t clear but it may be associated with many factors such as:

  • Clogged or malfunctioning oil glands in the eyelids
  • Eyelash mites or lice e.g. demodex
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • A bacterial infection of the lid margins
  • Allergies, such as allergies to eye make-up, contact lens solutions or eye make-up

What are the symptoms and signs?

Eye burning, irritation, tearing, foreign body sensations, crusty debris (in the lashes, corner of the eyes or on the lids), dryness, and red eyelid margins are all signs and symptoms of blepharitis. Generally there is an unsightly and unpleasant scaliness of the skin on and around the lid margins.

How can eyelid hygiene help?

A regular routine of eye hygiene is essential in the treatment of blepharitis as it tends to recur and rarely disappears completely. It is important that you clean your eyelids every day, whether or not you are experiencing symptoms. It should be considered part of a daily routine, like brushing your teeth. Daily hygiene helps prevent the build-up of oils and crusted matter around the eyelid and lash area. The use of a specialised cleanser or wipes for daily hygiene such as Ocusoft Plus is recommended.


OcuSoft Lid Scrub



The massaging action of cleansing greatly helps, as does the application of hot masks and compresses to help with the clogged or malfunctioning eyelid glands.

Lubricating drops can also help to make the eyes feel more comfortable.

Cool compresses can help to soothe the eyes and reduce redness.

What is Demodex?

Demodex is a genus of tiny parasitic mites that live in or near the hair follicles of mammals and in the sebaceous glands. They are frequently referred to as eyelash mites, and are a common cause of blepharitis. Blepharitis and Demodex is discovered much more frequently in the elderly patient with research showing it is found in 84% of the population at age 60 and 100% at age 70.

Preliminary studies also suggest an association between demodex mite infection and rosacea.

How can Ocusoft Plus help?

Ocusoft Plus has a unique leave-on formulation. It offers excellent comfort to patients, and has been shown to be significantly milder than baby shampoo. It is effective against seven different strains of bacteria, therefore it is ideal for the treatment of moderate to severe blepharitis with bacterial involvement or demodex infestation. The demodex mite is a contributing factor to blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction and other eyelid irritations. (Ocular infestation with demodex may be as high as 47%).Ocusoft Lid Scrub Plus, with its unique leave-on formulation effectively kills Demodex.

Ocusoft Plus is available in two forms:

  • as a 50ml bottle of foam cleanser, or
  • conveniently as a box of 20 pre moistened pads.

Both formulations are effective and easy to use. Ocusoft should be used once daily for optimum effectiveness.


OcuSoft Lid Wipes



Order online by clicking on the image below or email us on info@opticalrooms.com if you have any ??s.

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OcuSoft Plus for treatment of Demodex

 

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VitA-pos

VitA- Pos Ointment

VitApos

VitApos Eye Ointment

VitAPos is a Vitamin A based preservative free lubricant for moderate to severe dry eye, particularly recommended for night time use. It may be used as an adjunct to day time drops and lid hygiene to improve the symptoms of dry eye. This product is used extensively within eye hospitals and recommended by ophthalmologists for the treatment of chronic dry eye.





 

Dry Eye means that your eyes may not produce enough natural tears, these tears may be of poor quality or evaporate faster than they should. The normal function of the tears is to keep the surface of the eye wet and lubricated.

Any reduction in tear quality or quantity will produce a gritty and burning sensation, and may cause vision to be unstable. The eyes may also be tired, red, watery, painful and sensitive to light. Contact lenses may be uncomfortable.

 

Causes include:

  • Decline of tear production with age
  • Certain medications e.g. oral contraceptives, anti acne medications, diuretics
  • Certain general health conditions e.g. autoimmune disease such as arthritis
  • Computer use
  • Environmental factors, e.g. air conditioning, pollution
  • Contact lens wear
  • Post laser surgery
  • Blepharitis-inflammation of the eyelids

How does VitA-Pos work?

While we are sleeping, no tears are produced. For those that suffer from dry eye disease, this can mean a painful awakening, with the eyelids sticking together and lid incrustations forming. The conjunctiva and the skin around the eyelids can also become inflamed and irritated due to friction.

When VitA-Pos is applied to the eyes at bedtime, it can prevent the above effects. It remains on the eye for up to 6 hours, enabling optimum moisturisation during the night. The lids are kept smooth, and friction and crusting around the eyes are prevented.

Key ingredients

VitA-POS is a sterile, preservative free, vitamin A eye ointment that also contains liquid paraffin, light liquid paraffin, wool fat and white soft paraffin.

Key features of VitA-POS:

• Preservative free, phosphate free and therefore very well tolerated
• Remains sterile for 6 months from opening
• Very cost effective with 300 applications in one 5g tube
• Excellent duration of action offering at least 6 hours of comfort
• It provides lubrication to the eye surface for at least 6 hours

Directions for use:

Apply a small strand of VitA-POS along the lid into the conjunctival sac every day before going to bed. Do not allow the tip of the tube to touch the eye.

Buy online here. If you would like more information on this product call 01 808 9013 or email info@opticalrooms.com

VitA-Pos_fact_sheet

VitA-pos fact sheet

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ThealozDuo

ThealozDuo: Offers A New Innovation in Dry Eye Treatment.

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ThealozDuo Eye Drops

ThealozDuo eye drops contains both hyaluronic acid and trehalose, the natural combination of 2 lubricants for optimal protection, hydration and lubrication of the eyes.

 

Dry Eye means that your eyes may

– not be making enough tears
– the tears may be of poor quality or
– your tears may evaporate faster than they should

The normal function of the tears is to keep the surface of the eye wet and lubricated. Any reduction in tear quality will produce a gritty and burning sensation, and may cause your vision to be unstable. The eyes may also feel tired, red, watery, painful and sensitive to light. Contact lenses may be uncomfortable to wear for any sustainable period.





Thealozduo is ideal for easing the symptoms of all dry eye disease. Causes include:

  • Decline of tear production with age
  • Certain medications e.g. oral contraceptives, anti acne medications, diuretics
  • Certain general health conditions e.g. autoimmune disease such as arthritis
  • Computer use
  • Environmental factors, e.g. air conditioning, pollution
  • Contact lens wear
  • Post laser surgery
  • Blepharitis-inflammation of the eyelids
Dry eye cycle

Dry eye cycle

 

ThealozDuo contains two key naturally occurring ingredients which soothe the symptoms of dry eyes:

 

  • Hyaluronic acid for lubrication and long lasting relief from dry eye symptoms. It is naturally present in the human body and acts like a sponge, retaining water and releasing it, progressively. This leads to optimum water retention and is superior at improving the stability of the tear film compared with other dry eye formulations. It also stays on the eye surface longer than other dry eye drops.

 

  • Trehalose for protection of the ocular surface in dry environments (e.g. air conditioning). It is a naturally occurring di-saccharide that is used by certain plants, fungi, invertebrate animals and bacteria to help them survive extreme conditions. It has an ability to protect from hot, cold, oxidation and desiccation stress. It protects corneal epithelial cells from dying of dehydration and protects proteins and membranes from denaturation.

 

Thealozduo improves dry eye symptoms and is clinically proven to give long lasting improvements in tear film thickness with regular use.

 

ThealozDuo comes in a choice of applications:

  • 10ml bottle of solution (preservative free, suitable for use up to 3 months after opening).
  • 30 single dose units (preservative free, convenient)
  • Thealoz Duo Gel (especially suited to night time use, an alternative to frequent use of drops). Can be used alone or as an adjunct to drops.


Order online and get ThealozDuo delivered to your home or work, click on the image below to get re-directed to buy. Call us on 01 808 9013 or email info@opticalrooms.com with any ??’s.

Thealoz Duo

Thealoz Duo

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Dry Eye Clinics

Dry Eye Clinics.

dry_Eye_Specialists

Dry eye specialists

Opticalrooms in association with several munster based pharmacies  we are initiating several Dry Eye Clinics

This initiative is being generously sponsored by Pamex and Thea Pharmaceuticals. The aim of this project is to offer informed advice by the pharmacist and his staff to help deal with this common ailment. We will propose a treatment plan which has proven successful within our own GP based optical clinics.
Where people are not reaching the result they desire or good management of their condition we can offer an in store Dry Eye assessment. We will be bring on-site our speciailist dry eye equipment to offer a comprehensive dry eye assessment and supply a treatment plan to teach people how to self manage this chronic irritiating condition.

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Optometrist Liz

Dry eye is a multifactorial condition so it can take a little time to restore a healthy comfortable eye. Our western diet and life style contributes significantly to this condition. Please phone or call into which ever of these stores are nearest you to avail of this service. Here is a dry eye survey that might help you evaluate your symptoms and potential causes for your dry eye

 

The participating store are

Sept. Tue 13th Sam MaCauley’s Cork
Sept. Wed 14th Sam MaCauley’s Cork
Sept. Thu 15th Sam MaCauley’s Cork

Sept. Tue 20th Phelans Cork
Sept. Wed 21st O’Sullivans Cork

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Dry Eye Poster

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Blue Light Blocker

Blue Light Blocker

Facts about Blue Light

Facts about Blue Light

Our environment is changing rapidly from our technology lead lifestyles to the way we are lighting our homes, offices, cars and public places.

For some they are aware of the effects this light intensity brings while others tolerate the visual demands with a certain inevitable resignation.
The truth of the matter is with both the extent and time we are using digital devices for our work, entertainment and communication and the shift from the old sulphur lighting to new LEDs, we are being exposed to a high energy light referred to as HEV, high energy visible light.
The range of the spectrum to which we refer is the transition of light from UV to our visible spectrum, blue light.
All computers, tablets, smartphones and modern digital displays emit this blue light. We now know that by blocking or reducing this blue light exposure, eye fatigue and eye strain can be reduced. It also has a bigger implication for our natural body clock and in particular our sleep patterns.
Several studies on this effect have been carried out, the most recent on 10,000 Norwegian students assessing their media use and the effects on their sleep pattern.
The white light we are surrounded by in today’s indoor lifestyle has a large amount of this HEV / blue light. We know this short wavelength high energy light penetrates to the back of the eye falling on the retina. Never before have we had such an intensity and daily exposure of this type of light.

Blue_Light_blocker

Blue Light Blocker

Our body has a natural clock which brings us around in the mornings increasingly bringing us to full alertness, to slowing down our body in the evening and night to prepare for sleep. We know daylight plays a role in this regulation. The artificial white HEV light we use in our homes with LED and emitted from digital devices imitate natural light confusing our cycle. This is particularly problematic for children and teenagers as their eyes are so clear they are getting increased transmission and thus exposure to this HEV light.
We are encouraging people and particularly parents to regulate where possible the use of digital devices around bedtime.
Melatonin is the hormone our bodies naturally release in the evenings. The level of melatonin steadily rises until bedtime.We now know that HEV/blue light exposure in the evenings and at night suppresses the release of melatonin and thus our preparation for sleep.
Where possible we offer a new BlueControl filter on the spectacle lens for our patients . This clear lens filter built into their prescription specifically reduces the exposure to HEV/blue light protecting us from the fatigue and eye strain associated with long term computer use and the effect of using these devices at night time, on sleep pattern.
For those that do not need glasses we offer an adhesive screen filter, a blue light blocker, that can be attached to any device, various sizes are available, and this significantly reduces the blue light transmittance from the device without compromising the clarity and quality of the image.

Ocushield_Blue_Blocker

Ocushield Blue Blocker

We feel Ocushield filters are an ideal place to start for the young digital user. These inexpensive filters are highly effective, attaching one to any digital device.
We are fully aware of the benefits of technology and how it can enhance all of our lives. Digital devices are here to stay, so we strive to reduce the detrimental effects that they an have on our vision.
Feel free to contact us directly if you need further information, or have any questions on the topic info@opticalrooms.com or call 01 8089013. Perhaps add a comment below.

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Myopia (Nearsightedness) in Children

Myopia (Nearsightedness) in children

Myopia

Blurred distant images

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is the most common refractive error (or abnormality) of the eye, and has become much more common in recent years.

A recent study showed that, in the US, 25 percent of the population suffered from myopia in 1971-72 and this rose to almost 42 percent of the population in 1999-2004.

An exact cause for this increase is unknown, however, many eye doctors feel that eye fatigue from extended near vision tasks such as computer use is a factor, coupled with a genetic predisposition for myopia.

Myopia typically begins in childhood and a child may have a higher risk if their parents are nearsighted. Sometimes nearsightedness continues to progress with age but in most cases it stabilizes in early adulthood. Children with myopia typically have difficulty reading things in the distance and seeing distant objects clearly. They may suffer from squinting, eye strain and headaches. They may feel tired when playing sports which can be a sign of uncorrected nearsightedness. However, children suffering with myopia can usually see well for close-up tasks such as reading and computer use.

Degenerative Myopia

Usually, nearsightedness is considered a minor inconvenience and is of little or no risk to the health of the eye. But in some cases myopia can be so progressive and severe it is considered a degenerative condition. Degenerative myopia is a rare condition that is believed to be hereditary and usually begins in early childhood. It is a leading cause of legal blindness. Degenerative myopia can also increase the risk of cataracts. Surgical treatment for its complications usually includes a combination of procedures that are also used for the treatment of macular degeneration. This combination of drug and laser procedure is called photodynamic therapy.

Myopia Treatment

Myopia, or nearsightedness, can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. Depending on how severe the myopia is, the child may need to wear their glasses (or contact lenses) all the time or only when they need very clear distance vision, like when watching a movie, playing sports or seeing a whiteboard at school.

With more and more people getting nearsighted these days, there is, understandably, a lot of interest in finding ways to control the progression of myopia during childhood. Different techniques have been tried, such as, fitting children with bifocals, progressive lenses and contact lenses — with varied results.

How to Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Myopia

Julbo Kids glasses

Julbo Kids glasses and sunglasses

Perhaps one of the best things to tell your child to reduce his or her risk of myopia is, “Go outside and play!”

Many recent studies have found that spending time outdoors may help prevent or reduce the progression of myopia in children.

  • August 2008

Researchers in Australia published the results of a Myopia Study in Sydney on the effect of time spent outdoors on the development and progression of myopia among 6 and 12 year olds that were randomly chosen from 51 Sydney schools. The 12 year olds who spent extra time outside had less myopia at the end of the 2 year study than the others in the study. The children who performed the most amount of near work and spent the least amount of time outside had the highest average of nearsightedness.

 

  • May 2013

Researchers in Taiwan published results of a study of the effect of outdoor activity during school break times on myopia risk and progression among primary school students. The study was conducted for one year and the children involved were aged from 7 to 11 years old. The children were from two different schools located in a suburban area of southern Taiwan. 333 children from one school were told to go outside for outdoor activities during their break times but 238 children from the other school were not allowed to go outside for their break times. At the beginning of the study there were no notable differences between the two groups of children regarding age, gender and myopia prevalence. However, after the study, one year later, the children from the school that were allowed to go outside during recess had a lower onset of new myopia than the children from the school who were kept inside. It was also noted that there was a much lower average progression of myopia among already nearsighted children in the group that were allowed outside. It was concluded that outdoor activities during break times in primary school have a highly protective effect on myopia risk among children that are not yet nearsighted and reduces the progression of myopia among nearsighted schoolchildren.

  • Also in May 2013

Researchers in Denmark published a study of the seasonal effect of available daylight on myopia development among Danish school children. Risk of myopia was determined by measurement of the children’s eyes in different seasons. Increasing nearsightedness is associated with increasing axial length of the eye. In Denmark the amount of daylight considerably changes with the seasons, ranging from about 18 hours a day in the summertime to only seven hours per day during the winter months. In winter (when there were the least hours of daylight) the average growth in the axial length of the children’s eyes was much greater than during the summer, when their access to sunlight exposure was greatest.

2011

At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, British researchers presented analysis of data from 8 studies of the effect of time spent outdoors on the progression and development of myopia among 10,400 adolescents and children. The researchers concluded that there was a 2 percent drop in the risk of developing myopia for every extra hour that children spend outdoors each week. The researchers said “This is equivalent to an 18 percent reduction for each additional hour of exposure per day.”

They concluded that children with myopia spend approximately 3.7 fewer hours outside per week compared with children with normal eyesight or farsightedness.

Following on from their findings, the researchers felt that more study is needed to find out which outdoor factors are most important e.g. physical activity, less near vision use, more distance vision use or exposure to natural UV light.

2014

Again in Australia, researchers conducted a study to examine the relationship between exposure to sunlight during childhood and myopia in young adults. 1,344 people (aged 19 – 22) living in Western Australia were questioned.

The amount of childhood exposure to sunlight was estimated using a questionnaire and conjunctival ultraviolet autofluorescence (a special type of eye photography), which is an objective measure of UV exposure. The results of the study showed the presence of myopia in young adults is conversely related to their exposure to sunlight during their childhood years. This is simply the latest confirmation of numerous studies that have shown that children’s exposure to sunlight has a direct impact on their propensity towards myopia.

This is just a selection of the numerous studies out there about the correlation between reduced levels of myopia and exposure to sunlight during childhood. The message that we can take away from all of these studies is “Get up and get out!!!”

Infographic: Myopia Facts

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Nutrof Total Capsules

Nutrof Total Capsules

Nutrof

Nutrof Total capsules


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Evidence based research has given us a far better understanding of macular degeneration (AMD), now the number one cause of registered blindness.
Typical those at risk are the elderly and affected to various degrees. There are 4 important recognised factors we asses for assessing risk and disease prognosis
– those who have a family history of AMD
– those that smoke or only recently ceased
– patients with early signs of drusen
– retinal pigment layer depleted

Effectively, in age related macular degeneration the retinal cells at the back of the eye that receive light in their normal function, absorb this light, converting it into and electrical impulse and interpreting the image. The by-products of this chemical reaction in the normal retina, happens millions of times a day without any side effects.
When these retinal cells with time and aging undergo what we refer to oxidative stress these cells continue to function but with various difficulties. The perception of the resulting image is altered and the waste materials from the process is not removed and dealt with as previously in the younger patient. We know the pigment responsible for this action in the younger adult is not available in the older patient thus increasing the likelihood of harmful by-products building up and leading to degenerative changes.
It is the accumulation of this waste material referred to as drusen that are often the first sign of early macular degeneration.
Previous and ongoing research contimnues to investigate what we can do to reduce the oxidative stress in this condition. We know by reducing the harmful high energy light (HEV) falling on these deplete retinal pigment epithelial cells we lessen the damaged cause. This is paticular pertinent in todays technology lead lifestyles as HEV light is emmitted for all back lite LED digital devices such as your smart phone, tablet and computer. Adding suitable filters to patients glasses reduces this risk significantly. See previous article on BlueControl

Nutrof

Nutrof Total with Omega 3

Taking supplements such as Nutrof Total as we are focusing on here is a major step in preventing and slow the progress of this condition.
The latest research showing the effect of taking various different strengths of Lutein, Lutein and Zeaxanthine combined, have shown significant improves over patient who did not take these supplements.
These supplements have a specific function in reducing the oxidative stress caused by every day lifestyles. Visual exposure to harmful light rays as well as a diet insufficient to offer an effective level of this anti-oxidants are the reason supplements are recommended.
The most recent research, highlights very convincing evidence that taking these supplements at the early stages of macular degeneration or even before any signs of the disease is found to be highly effective, in preserving the integrity and health of the retina in the elderly.

Contact us on 01 8089013 or email info@opticalrooms.com for further details.
We offer full digital macular scans to diagnose and asses AMD. Fee of €50 applies unless you have a medical card or full social welfare, PPS.

AMD

AMD ASSESSMENT AND SCREENING

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