What’s the BUZZ about honey-based eye drops?

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Since the launch of Optimel Mānuka Honey eye care products in 2015, the use of honey-based products in eye care has been gaining momentum and creating a buzz. Honey has been documented for medicinal uses for centuries. It has been used to treat a range of ailments including wounds, infections, eye diseases, and gastrointestinal problems. It is only more recently … Read More

It’s time for a New Year, and a New You!

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As we close the chapter on another tough year it’s time to think about relaxing, enjoying the sunshine, and spending time with family and friends. It’s time to reflect on your goals and the year that has been. Ready to start the new year afresh! If you like to make New Year’s resolutions here are a few eye care ones … Read More

Sleep and the Effect on your Eye Health

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We know that getting enough sleep is important for our physical and mental health. But getting enough shut-eye is also crucial to your eye health and promoting clear and comfortable vision. It is especially important for anyone who suffers from dry eye. How much sleep do we need? Health experts recommend adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each … Read More

Dry Eyes and Mask Wearing

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Mask wearing is a day to day reality for most medical professionals. Now the general population of New Zealand is becoming accustomed to it too. For the bulk of Kiwis, wearing a mask is a small personal inconvenience but one with a much greater purpose. For some, that inconvenience could be the onset or worsening of Dry Eye symptoms. Dry Eye … Read More

Have your eye drops run out?

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Have you been caught short over lockdown and have run out of your eye drops? Or maybe the eye drops you normally use aren’t on the shelves in your supermarket or pharmacy? To help you navigate this we have outlined some options below. Prescription eye drops For those of you using prescription only eye drops, for example for the treatment … Read More

Eyelash Enhancements, Eye Makeup and Their Effect on Your Eye Health

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One of our previous articles looked at the importance and function of our eyelashes. And it might have you wanting to rush out to find ways to accentuate your lashes… Obviously to increase your UV protection and apparent fertility. But before you do, consider the impact these interventions may have on your eye health. This blog is about false eyelashes, … Read More

Eyesight and genetics. Is there a link?

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We see inherited traits every day. Families with the same hair colour, eye colour, nose shape or build. But those of us who don’t experience poor vision probably haven’t considered the links between genetics and eyesight. Many eye conditions do have an underlying genetic cause, which means they can be inherited or “run in the family”. For people who have … Read More

How do we see: an inside look

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The process of seeing is a hugely complex subject. To understand what happens when we “see” something, it is helpful to separate the subject into two parts. Firstly, the eye and how it functions, and secondly, how vision actually occurs, a process known as visual perception. Finally, we will show how damage to different parts of the visual system affects … Read More

What we will be doing during Alert Level 2

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It looks like New Zealand may have dodged the worst of the Covid 19 bullet, and here at the Wellington Eye Centre we are looking forward to getting back to something approaching normal. However, it has become obvious over the last couple of months that people can carry the virus but have no symptoms. This means that we must still … Read More

Digital Eye Strain and Healthy Screen Habits

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Does your job have you glued to your screen? Maybe your go-to activity is Netflix or gaming? Or perhaps you are one of the millions of people currently housebound due to Covid-19 and screens are your only link to the outside world. Love them or hate them, it’s hard to escape our screens. They are a major part of modern … Read More

Viruses and The Eye

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Viruses can infect the eyes in many different ways, some more severe whilst others are more contagious and common. At the start of the Covid 19 pandemic there was much talk around whether or not it could infect via your eyes. Covid 19 can affect the eyes, causing conjunctivitis, but it is not the only virus that can affect the … Read More

What does it mean to have 20/20 vision?

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The year is 2020, there are vision related puns and memes all over the internet. But what does it mean to have 20/20 vision? People use the term 20/20 vision a lot, and they tend to think it means “perfect vision”, but it actually means “normal visual acuity”. Visual acuity is the clarity or sharpness of vision when measured on … Read More