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Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye.

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Is the Bates Method for improving eyesight efficacious?

The Bates Method is often cited by people looking to avoid wearing glasses, or as an alternative to LAZIK surgery for improving/correcting eyesight. Is the method at all effective? Can eyesight truly ...
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Is it harmful to your eyes to read in dim light?

Is there any scientific backing to the claim that reading in dim light damages your eyes? Related to: Does watching television damage the eyes?
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Does watching television damage the eyes?

Is there any evidence that watching television for too long or while sitting too close weakens the eyes (leading to myopia, for example) ?
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Does eating carrots improve your eyesight?

A common belief in Sweden is that carrot improve your eyesight and I was told many times when I was little to eat carrots. Although anecdotaly I have perfect vision without carrot-gluttony. Is there ...
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Do Gunnar Glasses reduce eye strain?

In my RSS feeds today, I got an article named Gunnar Glasses Reduce Computer Eyestrain, Are 75% Off for the Next Two Days which links to a previous article about their benefits: Gunnar's website ...
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Can blue light from LCD panels cause damage to the eyes?

In Japan there is quite a fad about LCD blue light filtering and how they might help reduce eyestrain, etc. The web site of a major computer accessory manufacturer has an English-language press ...
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Strange way of improving eyesight — Could it work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the Bates Method for improving eyesight efficacious? I recently read the Bate's Method question and thought of this. A while ago in some forum someone posted a note. It ...
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Does staring at the sun cause significant, permanent harm?

Of course, I think I can safely assume if an eye is left pointing directly towards sun for a long period of time it does get major damage. However, staring at the sun also hurts very quickly. That ...
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Does bilberry improve eyesight?

There is a rumor that eating bilberries improves eyesight or, at least, helps to maintain it. Is it true?
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Are cheap sunglasses bad for your eyes?

Conventional wisdom and tips in magazines often state that you shouldn't buy cheap sunglasses because they don't protect well against UV rays. There are two claims in one here, I am skeptical about: ...
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Can the human eye distinguish frame rates above 60 Hz?

I know that frame-rates above 60fps all look the same to the human eye. Is that true? Why? If so, why do graphics cards boast anything higher than that?
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Has increased computer use led to increased myopia?

According to ABC News and this Ophthalmological study there has been a significant increase in the number of people with myopic eyesight over a recent 30 year period. From the ABC article: There ...
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Does habitually performing detailed work in low light cause permanent eye damage? [duplicate]

I read the question Is it harmful to your eyes to read in dim light? and remembered that when I visited Kensington Palace a few years back there was a story that many of the servant girls who worked ...
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Is there a relationship between yellow and moods?

A commonly held belief in visual arts and graphic design is that colours communicate specific moods. Let's concentrate on the colour yellow, for example here: The color yellow gives one a warm and ...