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  1. Can watching too much TV harm my child’s eyesight?

    Most experts agree that watching TV for long periods will not harm your child’s eyesight. Also, contrary to popular myth, sitting too close to a TV will not damage your child’s eyes.

  2. Glaucoma types and overview

    Glaucoma is an eye condition affecting a person's vision, usually linked to a build-up of pressure inside the eye.

  3. Blurred vision

    Blurred vision can be caused by a number of different things, from conditions that simply need correcting with glasses or contact lenses, to medical emergencies like acute glaucoma.

  4. Blocked tear duct

    When you have a blocked tear duct, the tubes that normally drain tears from the eye to the nose may become obstructed or don’t open properly.

  5. Vision therapy

    Vision therapy, or behavioural optometry, is an individually tailored treatment programme for improving visual function and performance.

  6. Glasses for children

    Most children won’t need glasses, but for others, vision problems may be picked up during routine eye screening or when a child's eyes are checked if they've been complaining about their eyesight or related problems.

  7. Is vision correction surgery for you?

    Is vision correction surgery using laser eye surgery for you? Learn and the benefits and risks.

  8. Visiting the optometrist

    It is important for adults to have eye examinations with an optometrist on a regular basis to check for problems.

  9. Vision and aspirin

    People who take aspirin regularly are more likely to develop the 'wet' form of age-related macular degeneration compared to people who rarely or never take the drug, research in 2013 suggested.

  10. Scleritis

    An inflammation of the white, outer layer of the eyeball is known as scleritis. It is a rare condition, but it requires immediate treatment to avoid serious complications.

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