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p04-06 Local News
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Budget 2023 What ’ s in store for health ?
Important to address digital eye strain Digital device users are vulnerable to vision-related problems due to the high visual demands of computers and other digital screens
Effects of increased screen time Early detection of digital eye strain symptoms is essential in preventing adverse effects on quality of life
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p08-09 Cover Story Raising awareness on eye health and care Misconceptions about deteriorating vision are worrying and can lead to severe implications , including causing blindness
Reducing the impact of digital devices We can take various measures to care better for our eye health by managing digital eye strain
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A platform for professional service Optometrists want to be a means where the public can refer to and obtain factual information from eye care professionals .
Facilitating regulation of the optometry profession The optometry profession and practice must be recognised as a professional health and clinical service to ensure best practices
Diagnosing and treating strained eyes Digital eye strain can cause dry eyes and headaches so seek the best way to prevent and treat it
The art of sculpting the human body There ’ s a lot of science involved in practising correct gym workouts to achieve a specific type of physique while preventing unwanted injuries .