AT Home with Dr Chris Steele - September 2011 - (Page 62)

In focus W Why do I have to Wear sunglasses? TreaT your eyes wiTh care and you can keep Them in opTimum healTh for years To come hen it comes to your eyes most people are guilty of taking them very much for granted – until something goes wrong. But like teeth, if you treat them well and have them checked regularly then you can avoid certain problems that many people develop when they get older. We speak to eye experts to find out more. not just to make people think you are a celeb; sunglasses were invented as protection for the eyes and that is why everyone should wear them every time the sun comes out. ‘Wearing sunglasses will protect eyes from uv exposure,’ says a professional adviser for the association of optometrists (aoP, www.aop.org. uk). ‘ultraviolet (uv) light is a risk factor for cataract and age-related macular degeneration (aMd). exposure to this when you are young does the most harm for later life, so make sure you protect children with sunglasses, hat and sun block. ‘always wear sunglasses labelled Bs en 1836 to ensure they provide good uv protection. remember, uv absorbing lenses can also be added to your everyday glasses.’ Why should I have regular eye tests? ‘some potentially blinding conditions don’t cause symptoms so you could be losing your sight without realising it,’ says a spokesperson for the aoP. ‘also, eye tests don’t pick up just eye problems, they can reveal general 062 | SEPTEMBER 2012 http://www.aop.org.uk http://www.aop.org.uk

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Dr Chris Steele - September 2011

EDITOR’S LETTER
A DOCTOR’S WELCOME
NEWS UPFRONT
SAVE THE DATE
A SENSITIVE TOUCH
UNDER THE HOOD
CELEBRITY HEALTH SECRETS
THE BIG INTERVIEW
TV HIGHLIGHTS
WHAT A MARVEL
OUCH, THAT HURTS
A HAPPY HEART
WAVE GOODBYE TO SMOKING
EYE SEE!
AN EARFUL
THE LOWDOWN ON DIABETES
HARD TO STOMACH?
GUT REACTION
ARTHRITIC AND UNDER 30?
SHRINK ME
FIGHTING FIT
BREAST CANCER
BOOST YOUR BONE DENSITY
TRYING TO CONCEIVE?
VEIN HOPE
ON THE BALL
CAN HE BREAK HIS PENIS?
TIME FOR A TOP UP
ULTRA SWIFT SUPPERS
SO, YOU THINK YOU’RE EATING RIGHT?
GLUTEN-FREE FOODS ON TEST
AGE-PROOF YOUR FACE
PEARLY WHITES
COSMETIC SURGERY
COMING SOON
TOP HEALTH TIPS
WORK WELLNESS
DON’T SWEAT IT
PLANNING AHEAD
STAYING MOBILE
LAST WORD

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