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Category Archives: Eye care

Eye health and Covid-19, how to determine the true from the false?

Following the pandemic which has just affected the whole world and which is still wreaking havoc in many countries, myths and hearsay are becoming very recurrent. So what should you know about Covid-19 and eye health? Today we're answering the most frequently asked questions!   It is advisable not to touch your eyes, mouth and nose. What if you wear contact lenses or eyeglasses?   It is strongly advised not to touch your face, and if you wear glasses or contact lenses, it is hardly possible not to do so. So it is best to wash your hands for 20 seconds, as recommended by the WHO, before touching your face. Hygiene is the watchword here.   Do you have to wear gloves when putting on your contact lenses?   If…

Covid 19, is it better to use glasses or contact lenses?

If there's one thing everyone has learned by heart over the past few weeks, it's to wash our hands regularly, with soap and water. In these times when any action involving manipulation with the hands is scary, is it advisable to wear contact lenses? Or on the contrary, would it be safer to opt for glasses ... Here is what our professionals recommend. The risks of infection from wearing contact lenses The virus can enter through the nose, eyes and mouth. While wearing masks limits the risk of bacteria being transmitted through the nose and mouth, the eyes are still fairly exposed. The fact that contact lens wearers have to handle the lenses before inserting them into the eyes actually increases the risk of infection. However, any contact lens wearer…

Patel Optics, tailor-made services

Patel Optics is the Number 1 optician in Mauritius, whether for quality frames or sunglasses or for an eye exam, we promise to give you the best service possible. Discover our tailor-made services.   An eye exam at Patel Optics   Eye exams are used to determine a person's visual acuity for each eye. Therefore, to know if the vision is correct, from near and far. The tests are done using white visual acuity tables with black letters and numbers or with opening rings decreasing in size from top to bottom which will be placed in front of the eye. An eye exam at Patel Optics takes an average of 10 to 20 minutes and can be done as from 4 years old. The tests will also include:   Studies…

Yeux des nourrissons, comment en prendre soin ?

Un bébé n’est pas aveugle à la naissance, il ne voit simplement pas bien de loin. C’est tout à fait normal car la vue est le dernier sens qui se développe chez un nourrisson. Ce dernier n’apercevra les lumières très vives qu’à son septième mois. Prendre soin de ses yeux ne peut être pris à la légère.   Nettoyer soigneusement les yeux d’un bébé   Lors du nettoyage des yeux d’un nourrisson, la vigilance est de mise. Effectivement, vous devrez veiller à ce qu’aucune impureté ne soit dirigée vers l’œil. Sachez aussi que les bébés produisent beaucoup plus de mucosités que les adultes, et c’est pourquoi il est nécessaire de nettoyer leurs petits yeux au réveil.   Comment nettoyer les yeux des bébés ?   Il est nécessaire de nettoyer…

Santé des yeux, les aliments à privilégier

La santé des yeux est très importante, car c’est l’un des organes les plus importants du corps humain. Boire suffisamment d’eau, manger des fruits et légumes sont des habitudes que nous connaissons et que nous pratiquons tous les jours. Mais qu’en est-il des aliments à privilégier pour entretenir la vue et préserver notre santé oculaire ?   Privilégiez les aliments riches en lutéine, en zéaxanthine et en vitamine C   La lutéine et le zéaxanthine sont des pigments qui donnent aux aliments leur couleur. Il a été révélé que ces derniers auraient des effets non négligeables sur la vue. Ils ralentissent la progression de certaines maladies oculaires comme la dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge ou encore la cataracte et filtrent aussi la lumière bleue. Les bienfaits de la vitamine C…

Eye health, the foods to focus on  

Eye health is very important because it is one of the most important organs of the human body. Drinking enough water, eating fruits and vegetables are habits that we know and practice every day. But what about the foods to favor to maintain the sight and preserve our eye health? Focus on foods rich in lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin C Lutein and zeaxanthin are pigments that give food their color. It was revealed that the latter would have significant effects on sight. They slow the progression of certain ocular diseases such as age-related macular degeneration or cataract and also filter blue light. The benefits of vitamin C are well known, it slows the progression of cataracts, AMD and loss of visual acuity. So eat oranges and green vegetables like kale…

Baby’s eyes, how to take care of them ?

A baby is not blind at birth, he does not see well from a distance. It's quite normal because the sight is the last sense that develops in an infant. The latter will not notice the bright lights until his seventh month. Taking care of his eyes can not be taken lightly. Carefully clean the eyes of a baby When cleaning the eyes of an infant, vigilance is required. Indeed, you must ensure that no impurity is directed to the eye. Be aware that babies produce a lot more phlegm than adults, which is why it is necessary to clean their eyes when they wake up. How to clean the eyes of babies? It is necessary to clean the baby's eyes regularly, from the inside of the eyes, to the…