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Why Independent Opticians

Are Independent Opticians Better than The Larger Chains?

There are many factors to consider when choosing where to go for your eyes testing and which shiny new pair…
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Opticians Are Important

Why are Opticians Important?

Many people underestimate the importance their local practice could play in their vision and eye health. It is a very common thought that opticians can…
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Can I Wear Contact Lenses?

Contact Lens Compatibility: Am I Suitable?

"Am I suitable for contact lenses?" If you put a fiver in a pot every time someone asked this question,…
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gritty eyes

My eyes feel like there is grit in them

If you feel like your eyes have grit in them, it could be a sign of an underlying eye condition.…
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different coloured eyes

My eyes are different colours

It is rare, but some people have eyes that are different colours, usually one blue eye and one green or…
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red eyes

My eyes are red

Although red eyes can sometimes be caused by a serious medical condition, there are numerous reasons why you might be…
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lenses need to be stronger

Why Can’t My Opticians Strengthen My Lenses?

This is a question that is often asked by people who are suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD affects…
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centre of vision

My central vision has got worse – Why?

Sight loss and vision problems can be troubling at any age. As we get older, we expect some natural decline…
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swelled up eye

My eyes are swelled up

The swelling of the eye is also known as "periorbital puffiness", which is the existence of excess fluid in the…
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Dry Eyelids

My eyelids are very dry

Dry eyelids are quite a common condition, but it tends to affect those who already suffer from issues with dry…
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Eyes Point in Different Directions

My eyes point in different directions

If your eyes do not point in the same direction then it's likely you are suffering from strabismus. If you…
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speck in vision

There is a speck in my vision

If you can see a speck in your vision, it could be an indication of eye floaters. These appear as…
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squinting eye

I need to squint to see clearly

Squinting simply refers to when your eyes do not align correctly. This can happen intermittently, or all of the time.…
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Metamorphopsia Macular Degeneration

Do Close Objects Appear to be Further Away?

In our normal vision, we can easily see objects which are close to us and those which are further away.…
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tears in eye

I’m getting tears in my eyes all the time

Having tears in our eyes is quite common when we are expressing emotions, however, in some cases, it can be…
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different sized pupils

My pupils are different sizes

Most of us probably don't spend much time looking at the shape or size of our pupils. Normally our pupils…
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Can I Wear Contact Lenses?

Wearing Contact Lenses

Can anyone wear contact lenses? I think one of the most frequently asked questions I am asked in my daily…
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Detecting Presbyopia

How to Check for Presbyopia

The eye uses two main surfaces to focus on anything. The first is the outer layer of the eye known…
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