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  • Spectacles or lenses?

    Spectacles or lenses?

    A good number of people might opt not to wear spectacles even if they need them badly. Stephanie Fsadni learns about the possible repercussions and what one should do when wearing their alternatives, contact lenses. Over 50 per cent of the...

  • I spy with my ‘little eye’…

    I spy with my ‘little eye’…

    New guests to a bright and bustling world, children learn a lot in the first few years of life merely by seeing the world around them. For this reason it is essential to be well aware of some of the most common problems that arise with eyesight...

  • Progressive lenses

    Progressive lenses

    At around the age of 40, when the accommodative power of the eyes noticeably decreases, most people start to have difficulty focusing at close range. A higher dioptric power in the ‘plus’ direction is required to remedy this problem. Single vision...

  • A ‘not too sweet’ vision

    A ‘not too sweet’ vision

    Diabetic retinopathy progresses through several stages, with the most advanced stage possibly leading to blindness. Consultant diabetologist Sandro Vella tells Stephanie Fsadni about the causes and complications of this disease, and how regular...

  • A global action plan

    A global action plan

    Eighty per cent of the causes of visual impairment are preventable and curable. If just the two major causes of impairment were addressed, two-thirds of the visually impaired could recover good eyesight, the World Health Organisation says. The...

  • Choosing the right eyewear

    The majority of people may think that the most important aspect of choosing eyeglasses or sunglasses is how they look with them. However, other factors are to be considered too, says Celia Melillo, managing dispensing optician at O’Hea Opticians...

  • Platinum clientele

    Platinum clientele

    The Plaza Hotel, in Sliema, was recently presented with a Platinum Distinction framed certificate and personalised commemorative double magnum of Gran Cavalier Merlot as part of Emmanuel Delicata’s ongoing customer loyalty scheme. The Delicata...

  • Living with nystagmus

    Living with nystagmus

    Claire Caruana meets a young woman who has an eye condition called nystagmus which impairs her vision but not her determination to succeed in life. At 25, Solange Abela shows great determination not to let an eye condition impede her from leading...

  • Bread and wine weekend

    Bread and wine weekend

    The eighth edition of Lejl f’Casal Fornaro is being held in Qormi tomorrow. It is organised by the Pinto Band Club Youth committee in collaboration with the Qormi local council and the Malta Tourism Authority. This cultural event is designed to...

  • Beware of low autumn sunshine

    A campaign was launched during the British National Eye Health Week (NEHW) last month to raise awareness of the dangers of unprotected sun exposure in autumn and help prevent future, avoidable, sight loss. David Cartwright, chair of NEHW, explains...

  • Pumpkin and sage risotto with chicken mousse and sautéed liver

    Pumpkin and sage risotto with chicken mousse and sautéed liver

    Ingredients4 chicken livers, whole, sautéed in oil with salt and pepper4 slices crispy pancetta4 sage leaves, friedSalt and pepper For the chicken mousse1 skinless chicken breast, minced1 egg white, beatenPinch of mixed fresh herbs120ml fresh...

  • Study supports rapid weight loss

    Study supports rapid weight loss

    Slimmers should forget what they have been told about avoiding rapid weight loss in favour of slow but sure dieting, according to research. The latest evidence suggests the idea that shedding too many kilos too fast leads to a cycle of ‘yo-yo’...

  • Fino campaign seeks more pride in buying from Malta

    Fino campaign seeks more pride in buying from Malta

    Buying products from Malta, especially when it comes to custom-made products that involve high craftsmanship such as furniture, involves more than just a purchase. It is about the genuine qualities of the product, the service at the time of...

  • 1950s bear sets paws in 21st-century London

    1950s bear sets paws in 21st-century London

    He may be among the world’s best beloved bears, but he also is one of the most endangered in the new movie Paddington, in which Nicole Kidman co-stars as a taxidermist looking to complete her collection of rare animals. Due for release later this...

  • Roast duck with soy sauce

    Roast duck with soy sauce

    Serves 1 IngredientsFor marinade sauce180g lean breast of duck50ml soy sauce20ml oyster sauce50g chopped onion3 crushed garlic cloves½ cup red wine1g roasted star anise powderFor the sauce50g chicken stock50ml soy sauce30g sugar10g chopped...

  • ‘A novel that hits you hard in the stomach’

    ‘A novel that hits you hard in the stomach’

    Australian novelist Richard Flanagan said that before winning the prestigious Man Booker prize for literature he had considered becoming a miner because he found it so difficult to make a living at his craft. Flanagan, 53, won the prestigious...

  • Unseen Titanic photos on show

    Unseen Titanic photos on show

    Previously unpublished photographs of the launch of the Titanic have gone on display in Northern Ireland. The album includes an image of the famous vessel going down the slipway in the Belfast shipyard where it was constructed, with excited...

  • US school officials seek healthy eating tips in French classrooms

    US school officials seek healthy eating tips in French classrooms

    A team of officials from the US visited a French primary school looking for tips to promote healthy eating from a lesson teaching children how to appreciate good food. With a fresh croissant on each desk and a pen in hand, the class of eight- and...

  • Look out of the window

    Look out of the window

    Some say it’s all about location, while others debate that it’s all about natural light. However, when it comes to property, nothing beats a stunning view. An interior plays a pivotal role that can either detract or enhance from the view that a...

  • An exclusive local brand

    An exclusive local brand

    “Prestige Malta is primarily a heartfelt tribute to my homeland, Malta, to its great history and heritage, and to its people’s resilient spirit, which together have seen this nation evolve bravely and consistently to increasingly great results,”...

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