The effects of pepper spray on eyes

          Needless to say, being on the receiving end of pepper (or capsicum) spray is never going to be recommended. While many governments approve the use of pepper spray by police or military groups, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that it can cause considerable harm, especially to the eyes. […]

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July is UV safety month

          The days are longer, the sun is hotter, the beach beckons and out comes the sunscreen. But summer revelers looking forward to sizzling hot fun in the sun shouldn’t overlook their eyes when it comes to protecting themselves from damaging ultraviolet rays.  In support of UV Safety Month in July, […]

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Can Emotions Affect Vision?

         There are many common phrases that suggest that our vision can be affected by our mood or emotions. Everyone would be familiar with such phrases such as ‘rose–tinted glasses’ and ‘green-eyed’, or have heard something described as ‘eye opening’.             Such terms form part of our […]

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Fireworks Eye Safety & Cataract Awareness Month

          “Fireworks Eye Safety & Cataract Awareness Month”.  In this article we are going to address cataract awareness.  As you may already know, a cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens that affects vision.           Fireworks have been a traditional part of Independence Day celebrations for years, […]

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