Love Your Lenses Week (#LoveYourLenses) 2018 is taking place between 24 and 30 March. If you’ve not seen your optician in a while, it’s a prime time to book in an aftercare appointment.
Research shows that more than half of contact lens wearers don’t wash their hands before applying contact lenses and that 14% of wearers admit to using tap water or saliva to clean their lenses!
National glaucoma week is 6th – 12th June. View this fantastic infographic from ABDO that addresses commonly asked questions about glaucoma.
Amateur boxer Rosanne explains why she opted for a non-surgical vision correction option called ortho-k so she could be free of glasses.
Getting your child’s vision assessed is crucial for accurate visual development. Here’s are a few reasons why you might want to book an appointment with our Optometrists.
Most of us a significant proportion of our time at work on computers, tablets and mobile devices. There are some simple things we can do to make our eyes more relaxed. Not all of them are related to glasses, some are as simple as changing posture and distance from the computer screen…
Some alarming facts about smoking and eye disease. Did you know you’re twice as likely to develop cataracts if you smoke? One in four people with AMD are associated with smoking. Furthermore, smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of giving birth prematurely but could also result in your baby developing strabismus (crossed eyes) and retinopathy of prematurity.
Make sure you protect your eyes from UV light. It’s important to protect your eyes at all ages but especially children. Prolonged UV light exposure is associated with the development of Pingueculae, Cataracts and Age Related Macular Degeneration.
Read Dr. Dave’s article…’research shows that the 35-44 age group spend nearly 4 hours a day peering at screens. It’s no surprise then that two-thirds of computer users suffer from eye strain when working on digital devices. Let’s explore how this behavior affects our eyes and what can done to relieve the strain.’