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Great Coffee helps to bring Inspired Vision to Life

September 4th, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Harry Mole shares his WBC2019 experience SCASA’s 2019 National Barista Champion, Harry Mole, is back in the country after a much needed break, traveling the good ol’ USA and competing at the World Barista Championships in Boston last month. Harry took some time to share his WBC experience with us.   Sasa Sestic (WBC […]

Take #ActionAgainstPoverty during #MandelaMonth

August 21st, 2019

The Coffee & Chocolate Africa Expo will observe Deaf Awareness Celebration Day as well as support #ActionAgainstPoverty during the month of Mandela Day, with the Ciro Deaf Barista Competition. Coffee is an almost universally appreciated beverage, regardless of your race, creed, nationality or even whether you are able-bodied or not. Despite this, the process of […]

WINTER EYE CARE

July 12th, 2019

How Do I Know If I Have Astigmatism – Home Test

March 13th, 2019

What Is Astigmatism Signs and Symptoms

March 13th, 2019

Astigmatism is a very common refractive error and usually occurs in conjunction with short sightedness or farsightedness. When the lens or the cornea of your eye has an irregular curve/shape, it changes the way light passes through the eye. This makes your vision blurry. Astigmatism is not an eye disease; it is the physical result […]

What does the R90 eye test include?

March 13th, 2019

Choosing the right Multifocal

March 13th, 2019

One of the realities of getting older is that sooner or later our ability to see clearly, especially up close, gets less and less.  This natural aging process is referred to as “presbyopia”. It literally means “old eye” in Greek. Luckily there are lenses available that can give you clear vision, not only while reading, […]

What is Ultraviolet Light: How Does It Effect My Vision?

March 13th, 2019

Ultraviolet light or UV light is a form of electromagnetic radiation that is invisible to the eye. It is invisible to us because its wavelengths are shorter than those of visible light.  UV light make up less than 10% of the sun’s total light output and only a fraction of this 10% actually penetrates the […]

National Sunglasses Day

March 13th, 2019

Why Should I Wear UV-Protective Eyewear? We’re all aware of the skin cancer risk due to ultraviolet (UV) exposure, but many don’t consider that those same UV rays can be equally damaging to our eyes, and the sensitive skin around our eyes.  In fact, the more time spent in the sun, the more at risk […]

Could you have dry eye?

March 13th, 2019

7 Factors that may give you an eye twitch

March 13th, 2019

Have you ever suffered from a continually twitching eye and you have no idea what caused it or how to stop it? Well here are seven factors that could be causing your eye twitching: 1. Stress Stress is inevitable. We can, however, curb it by giving ourselves a break. Take some time off or include […]

Hello Square Eyes – Blue Light Alert

March 13th, 2019

Research has shown that more than a third of adults spend about five hours a day on digital devices that emit blue light. Great for technology, But what about our eyes? While the digital boom has given us the convenience of mobility and facts at our fingertips, each device is different in size and distance, […]

Blue light control lenses

March 13th, 2019

Keep the Blue for Mondays Digital media devices have taken the world by storm, and almost everyone is constantly exposed to an information overload. This can occur through work, entertainment or addictive social media, which seems to draw millions of people to constantly stare at their phone screens. They give us updates on where they […]

Games kids can play to improving their eyesight

March 13th, 2019

There is no denying that many children today suffer from poor vision, as well as eyestrain. But what can you do to help your children? While contacts and glasses are certainly a safe way to ensure your child can see properly, neither of these products fix the root of the vision problem. Contacts and glasses can’t […]

Sport vision improving athletic performance

March 13th, 2019

Sports vision testing helps athletes determine how well their eyes perform. These tests go beyond standard eye tests that only evaluate the ability to see letters and objects clearly on a standard eye chart.  While sports vision testing can vary depending on an athlete’s specific needs, in general, sports vision testing can be beneficial for assessing athletic abilities associated with […]

7 Ways to save your eyes from smartphone strain

March 13th, 2019

How long do your eyes focus while reading

March 13th, 2019

This is always an interesting question, but sometimes tricky to explain. The thing is, we all have different eyes and eye strength. The question is more about what is actually causing weakness of the eyes when reading.  When we read our pupils get smaller which helps with our focus on the smaller print and our […]

Eye health as you age

March 13th, 2019

Taking care of your body as you age means taking good care of your eyes as well The older we get the more our doctors tell us to take care of our bodies with a healthy diet and lifestyle. In the much the same way, we must also keep an eye on our eyes.  You […]

5 Eye care tips for winter

March 13th, 2019

As the heart of winter draws nearer and nearer we often start to realize our eyes are not quite coping as well as they usually do. Below are a few tips to keep those peepers in tip top condition throughout winter.Windproof Your Eyes 1.Windproof Your Eyes The arrival of winter can often result in the […]

Why do different eye colours exist?

March 12th, 2019

Colour blindness is actually an inaccurate term for colour perception deficiency. It is a lack of perceptual sensitivity to certain colours, and is most commonly due to an inherited condition. The most common form by far is congenital anomalous trichromacy, which, simply put, is an inherited condition in which there is partial or complete inability to perceive […]

15 amazing facts about eyes

March 12th, 2019

Colour blindness is actually an inaccurate term for colour perception deficiency. It is a lack of perceptual sensitivity to certain colours, and is most commonly due to an inherited condition. The most common form by far is congenital anomalous trichromacy, which, simply put, is an inherited condition in which there is partial or complete inability to perceive […]

What is colour blindness?

March 12th, 2019

Colour blindness is actually an inaccurate term for colour perception deficiency. It is a lack of perceptual sensitivity to certain colours, and is most commonly due to an inherited condition. The most common form by far is congenital anomalous trichromacy, which, simply put, is an inherited condition in which there is partial or complete inability to perceive […]

Do video games actually improve hand-eye coordination?

March 12th, 2019

Until recently, video games were the exclusive domain of people without social lives. However, a number of recent studies show that video games actually have a positive impact on visuomotor control.  What is visuomotor control? Simply put, visuomotor control (also known as hand-eye coordination) is the the harmony of eye movement and hand movement. The relationship between the […]

Anti-reflective coatings

March 12th, 2019

WHAT IS ARC Anti-Reflective Coating (or ARC) is a coating applied to the surface of your lenses to reduce reflection. It is basically a thin film applied to the inside and outside of your lenses. These protective films provide physical protection, filter out certain light frequencies and reduce or eliminate annoying reflections.  A common problem […]

What’s trending in sunglasses

March 12th, 2019

These are the hottest trends spotted at MIDO, the premier eye wear fashion show in Italy Round is noticeably the favourite shape from designers this year. But don’t worry if round doesn’t suit your face shape; there are plenty of other options for you. Lots of designers have taken the classic aviator shape and over-sized […]

Oakley Latch Key

March 12th, 2019

The world through animal eyes

March 12th, 2019

Have you ever really given thought to what animals and insects can really see through their lenses? Probably not too much. The reason for that is that we are generally quite aware of our slightly superior visual acuity, which is not far from the truth, however, there is another side to it. Animals and insects […]

How smoking can impact your eyesight

March 11th, 2019

Cigarette smoke is known to be one of the leading causes of preventable death in the world. It causes a whole host of diseases and disorders throughout the body despite being commonly associated only with lung cancer and respiratory conditions. What most people do not know, however, is that smoking is very likely to cause […]

Eating for your eyes

March 11th, 2019

We only get one pair of eyes, so it’s important to take good care of them. New research shows what you eat can affect your vision as you age. Add these foods to your diet to boost your eye health. The eyes are vascular, so a heart-healthy diet that’s low in trans and saturated fat […]

5 Eye care tips for Spring

March 11th, 2019

Seasonal allergies are a real struggle for some. Spring is upon us which for most is very exciting, however many are finding ways to protect themselves from the allergies that crop up during this seasonal change.Below are a few preventative measures one can take to allow you to get out and about and enjoy spring […]