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Blinking, crying and seeing stars

Blinking, crying and seeing stars

What makes our eyes so special

We blink, cry and see 'stars' – but what makes our eyes to react like that? Why do we blink? What role does our retina play? What makes our eyes shed tears? How do tears of sorrow differ from tears of pain? And did you know that experts can diagnose diseases simply by looking into your eyes? BETTER VISION looks at what makes...

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Eye Allergies – and Fast Remedies

Eye Allergies – and Fast Remedies

Effective therapies, effective protection
Summer time is hay fever time! A few days of spring sunshine, and most of us begin to look forward to the lazy, hazy days of summer. Many people, however, have other things on their minds: the dreaded...

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Health Problem: Watery Eyes

Health Problem: Watery Eyes

If your eyes are constantly watery, an eye condition may be the cause
When laughing or crying, it is completely normal: the tear ducts open and the tears flow. But when your eyes begin to water without any apparent reason, an eye condition may be the reason. There is no...

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Dry Eyes – What to Do When They Burn and Get Itchy?

Dry eyes are a common reason for people to go to an eye care professional.
Dry eyes are unpleasant and can be painful. A possible cause is a problem with the eye's natural moisture, such as when the body does not produce sufficient tear fluid. This can be triggered by environmental...

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Medication Can Impair Vision

Care should be taken with some medications. Under certain conditions, they can damage your eyes.
An eye defect or eye disease is not always the cause of a vision impairment. Some medications can also lead to the eyes not functioning normally.

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Why Good Vision Is So Important

If one sense is missing, the other senses have to compensate. The eyes play an important role here.
The human senses are our contact to the environment. The human brain combines the fireworks of neurons for seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching into a meaningful whole. But we usually don't...

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How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Our most important sensory organs need to be protected and cared for. There are many things to consider in this respect.
Our eyes are constantly exposed to a number of environmental irritants – dust, UV rays, foreign particles and many more. It is therefore important for us to be aware of those things that are good for our...

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Are Carrots Good for Your Eyes?

From a young age, we are told that carrots are good for our eyes. Unfortunately, this is only partly true.
Carrots are good for the eyes –have you ever seen a rabbit wearing glasses? Not only is this comparison not very funny, it hasn't got a leg to stand on. And yet this health myth has been around for generations....

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Why Can Vision Problems Cause Headaches?

Millions of people suffer from headaches. No other ailment is as widespread. What many people don't know is that a new pair of glasses can help.
Dull pressure behind the eyes, throbbing in the temples or a light pounding at the top of the head – there is hardly anyone who has not suffered from headaches. Many people just reach for a pain reliever,...

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Does Reading in Poor Light Damage Your Eyes?

It's a popular myth that almost everyone has heard: reading in poor light damages your eyes. However, the latest studies show that this isn't true at all.
Winter is probably the best time to get round to reading a good book, especially by candlelight or the soft light of a bedside lamp. Children even like to hide under the covers with a pocket lamp. However,...

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A Workout for Your Eyes

Our eyes work hard every day. With a couple of simple sight exercises, you can relax your eyes and refresh your vision
The modern lifestyle puts great demands on our eyes. If you work with a computer, for example, they have to adapt to different contrasts and brightness levels up to 30,000 times a day. The figures for...

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Are you aware of the solutions ZEISS is developing for cataracts?

Cataracts – are considered the number one cause of blindness worldwide. The condition affects primarily the older generation - about 90% of all cases of the disease are detected in elderly people. Experts...

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