What Does “Pupillary Distance” Mean?

Opticians oftentimes use the term “pupillary distance,” which can sound quite dismal when awaiting the final verdict of your eye exam. Quite simply put though, pupillary distance or PD is merely the space found between your pupils when your eyes are fixed upon a target located a certain distance away. In order for optometrists to achieve the most accurate centration of your prescription or discounted eyeglasses, they need to calculate your pupillary distance. Otherwise, you could end up with eyeglass lenses that are not centered directly in front of your eyes. Read More »

Laser Eye Treatment – Procedures, Benefits and Recovery

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Laser eye treatment involves a surgical procedure that achieves vision correction in people with farsightedness, nearsightedness or astigmatism. The most popular form of laser surgery on eyes is done with LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis).

The surgery itself is performed by modifying the shape of cornea to reverse eyesight deterioration. Once that problem has been resolved, the light can properly focus on the retina in the back of the eye. Read More »

Diet Plans for Women

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As busy women, managing family responsibilities and work commitments, we are all aware that a well-balanced, healthy diet is the key to feeling and looking good. Rather than being restricted by rules of restriction and deprivation, the key to a healthy and balanced eating is about creating smart choices an enjoyable and effortless part of everyday life.

Whether working in an office, spending days in hospitals or schools or always on the road or even housewives, staying fit and healthy can be a really challenging task. So here’s some diet plans for women that will surely help you lose weight and maintain lean and healthy body. Read More »

Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 is one of the absolutely essential substances involved in the inner workings of our body, promoting chemical reactions and protecting our body from free radicals. Coenzyme Q10 is functionally similar to vitamins and is present in most human cells except red blood cells and lens cells lacking mitochondria. It significantly contributes to converting the energy from food into chemical ATP energy. Most of Q10 is included in heart, lungs and liver – ie. body parts with highest energy requirements. Read More »

Glycemic Index

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What is the Glycemic Index and why should we watch its value in the food we eat? Why should we prefer foods with a low GI and limit the others? Glycemic index (GI), simply put, expresses the speed and extent with which food increases the concentration of sugar in the blood. In detail, glycemic index expresses how much each gram of available carbohydrate in a food raises the blood glucose level after consumption, relative to consumption of pure glucose (glucose has a Gi of 100). Read More »

Tip #11: How to Eat at High Energy Expenditure?

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There is a rule – when you want to lose weight, you need to look at the the energy intake and expenditure ratio. This can be achieved in several ways – by reducing an overall energy intake, by increasing physical activity or adjusting the ratio of aerobic and anaerobic exercise. Furthermore, in terms of metabolis typing, it’s reasonable to focus on the balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat in the diet. Read More »

How to Choose Dietary Supplements

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There are many different forms of dietary supplements that you can buy and use – most often used are tablets and capsules. They are very easy to use and store and have a longer lifespan than other forms. In addition to the content of active nutrients, we can find other substances (additives) with different functions – most often they lenghten their shelf life, add to their volume, prevent their oxidation or facilitate their disintegration in stomach. Read More »

Shingles

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Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful condition caused by the same virus (varicella) which causes chickenpox. The virus is not destroyed after antecendent chickenpox illness, but survives in nerve cells. When the organism is weakened, it may reactivate and cause shingles – it is characterized by clusters of painful blisters on the skin. Most often, it affects the abdomen, chest or back skin. Shingles itself is not contagious, but from open blisters the virus can transfer on children or adults who have not had chickenpox and infect the disease. Read More »