June 2021 Newsletter


GUIDE TO VISION DEVELOPMENT

GUIDE TO VISION DEVELOPMENT
 

Children's vision plays a critical role in their development, ability to learn and overall health. Research shows that approximately 75% of what children learn during the early years of life is processed through their visual system. Learning to see is a complex constantly evolving learned skill...

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KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

Genetics is a complex field with genes passed down from parents, grandparents, even great-grandparents, and having an influence on areas ranging from hair or eye colour to medical conditions. Heredity can increase our risk of developing a number of chronic health conditions...

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FOLLOW THE 20-20-20 RULE

FOLLOW THE 20-20-20 RULE
 

What is the "20-20-20 rule"? This simple remedy can help to ease the discomfort of digital eye strain. We live in a digital age, spending a good number of hours each day looking at screens of one kind or another. During the COVID-19 pandemic this has increased dramatically...

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BLIND BUT NOT BEHIND

BLIND BUT NOT BEHIND

June is traditionally the month of the Comrades Marathon, the so-called Ultimate Human Race. It was established in memory of the fallen South African soldiers in World War I. The first race had 34 participants, started outside the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg and ended in Durban.

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SPOTS BEFORE YOUR EYES

SPOTS BEFORE YOUR EYES

Many people experience eye flashes and floaters at some time in their lives, and many people confuse them, thinking they have floaters when they have flashes, and vice versa. Although they both originate from within the eye itself...
 

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READY FOR A 25-HOUR DAY?

READY FOR A 25-HOUR DAY?

June is Youth Month and Midway-Through-The-Year Month. It's arguably the coldest time in our hemisphere, and the time of year when we take stock and realise we haven't even started on our New Year's resolutions.
 

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These newsletter articles are authored by EyeMark.
The views and opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the optometrist.