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News : Newsletter 2015

20 Mins Daily Exercise Can Save Eyesight

Scientists have discovered that going for regular brisk walks could help prevent people from going blind in later life.

Research suggests that moderate aerobic exercise 20 minutes a day, five times a week may ward off age-related macular degeneration, the main cause of sight loss in the elderly.

This conclusion was arrived at after experiments on mice showed that exercise boosted light sensitive cells in the rodents’eyes.

Dr. Pardue of the Emory Eye Centre in Atlanta said that this was the first report of ‘simple exercise having a direct effect on vision.’
College of Optometrists Recommends Regular Sight Tests
The College of Optometrists recommends that everyone over the age of 16 should have an eye test every two years, and more frequently if they have a problem.  Children should have annual tests.


Eye tests can pick up medical problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure BEFORE they become symptomatic because these conditions lead to changes in the blood vessels at the back of the eye.  Other problems such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma can all be detected by routine eye tests.


Avoid Hotheadedness in the Sun

Squinting in bright sunlight instead of wearing sunglasses makes people more irritable and aggressive according to a major study in the journal, Cognitive and Emotion.

Stay cool and friendly in the sun, Mayer & Mayer Optometrists have a vast choice of fashion and sports sunglasses to help you keep your cool and protect your eyes.  Email or call us on 01704 532367 for any sunglass information


Transitions Given Green Go-Ahead 

Talking of protection from the sun’s rays, Essilor have a new addition to their world renowned range of photochromic prescription lenses,Transitions. You can choose from the original Brown, Grey and now, cool Graphite Green!



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