Why does Alcohol cause Blurred Vision?

We have all had that one crazy friend whose histrionics are the stuff that legends are made of. Their crazy capers give you enough anecdotes to regale your friends, spouse, kids and even grand-children, years later. Brian was one such guy. His friends loved to narrate one incidence where Brian kept arguing with the store keeper if there was a buy-one-get-one-free offer on the two bottles of mineral water that had been stuck together. It took a lot of cajoling from his friends and a strong rebuke from the shopkeeper… The embarrassing truth? A very drunk Brian was seeing double!

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Don't Turn Off The Lights

Mr. Sinha could not believe his eyes. How was this possible?

He rubbed his eyes. Wasn’t working. Still blurry.

He tried narrowing his eyes. Nope, the dates on the calendar that hung on the opposite wall still looked hazy.

Mr. Sinha couldn’t understand it. Just yesterday, when he had visited his Eye Clinic, he was pretty sure that he had been able to see much smaller letters on the eye test chart. So then, what was different today?

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Higher Education could lead to Thicker Glasses

Glasses have always been associated with someone who always has his nose buried in his books. Now, a German study has found a proof that this social perception is a fact. The research was published in the June 2014 edition of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Journal.

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Back to School

“Oh wow, Mamma Chhotaa Bheem!”

Mrs. Sinha watched her five-year old’s eyes widen with excitement at the Mall. Sushant was about to begin school and the mother-son duo had come to purchase his school supplies. As Sushant went gaga over everything Chhotaa Bheem (a much-loved cartoon character), Mrs. Sinha couldn’t help getting nostalgic about her own childhood. Ah! The excitement of the month of June! The aroma of fresh books. The elation of picking out new raincoats. The excitement of meeting old friends…

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Is your Child ready for Contact Lenses?

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behaviour, and I'm not talking about the kids. - Bill Cosby

Mrs. Shanbag could not help but smile amusedly as she read this quote in the magazine. It was cent per cent true when it came to Anaika, her 10 years old daughter. As she sat in the Pediatric Eye Doctor’s waiting area, Mrs. Shanbag recollected how she felt like she’d taken up a part time job as a referee. Sometimes, it was about getting Anaika and her brother to compromise on who would lord over the TV remote. At other times, it had been bargaining with Anaika at the mall over why she did not need a sixth pink teddy bear (But Mamma, I don’t have a pink teddy with a pink nose!).

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5 Tips to Protect Your Eyes in Office

We spend most of our waking hours in office. We do realise the importance of taking care of our health and resolve to pay more attention to our bodies. But the lack of time causes all our resolutions to be tossed out of the office window. Here are a few tips that will help you take care of your eyes while you are in office. We may not have the time to specially go out of the way for our health, but we can at least be careful, not to do additional harm.

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Does Watching Movies on your Mobile Damage Your Eyes?

“So tell me what brings you in today?” the eye doctor chirpily asked Avni. Teen aged Avni, still busy in her cell phone rolled her eyes and jerked a thumb in the direction of her mother.

Slightly annoyed and largely embarrassed, Avni’s mother tried to hastily cover up for her daughter’s lack of decorum. “Good Evening Doctor, How are you today? Doctor, this is my daughter Avni. She spends the whole day staring at her cell phone. If SMS, watsapp and Facebook were not enough, she also watches movies on her mobile phone. Doctor, please tell her how this can damage her eyes.”

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Can Sunglasses Make you less Angry?

In 1872, Charles Darwin, the Father of Evolution in his book ‘The Expression of Emotion in Man & Animals’ noted how lowering the brow or frowning provides a natural sunshade …much before sunglasses became common in the early 1900s. We all frown when we are lifting something heavy, have trouble remembering a phone number or are just determined to finish a difficult task.

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