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dirty glasses

Why Do My Glasses Need Cleaning All The Time?

There are 4 main contributing factors why you may be constantly cleaning your glasses. 1. Fitting of your glasses If…
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large eye pupil

My pupil is large and dilated

Why do you have an enlarged pupil? Should you be concerned? Well, there are many different reasons for enlarged pupils…
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seeing speckled shapes

There are speckled shapes in my vision

Speckled shapes in the vision are more commonly known as floaters. They appear as tiny specks which can be seen…
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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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child needs stronger glasses

My Child Keeps Needing Stronger Glasses

Myopia (short-sightedness) has become much more common worldwide in recent years and in the UK between 20- 40% of the…
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contact lenses vs spectacles

Contact Lenses vs Glasses

Have you ever been fed up with wearing glasses and feel your life is restricted somehow? Many people describe their…
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small pupil in eye

I appear to have a small pupil

Variations in the size of your pupils - the dark point in the centre of your eye - can be…
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pros and cons of ready readers

Ready Readers – Advantages and disadvantages

Ready readers; they’re everywhere. In the local supermarket or high street store, at some 'too good to be true' prices…
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twitching eyes

My eyes are twitching a lot

Having a twitch in your eyes can be disconcerting and distracting. It's natural to wonder if an eye twitch indicates…
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short sighted and long sighted vision

Options for Short Sighted and Long Sighted People

We often get asked how to correct vision for distance and near in contact lenses. Whilst this can turn into…
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itchy eyes

My eyes are itchy (Itchy eye)

If you are suffering from itchy eyes this could be attributed to a variety of different issues. When your eyes…
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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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eyelashes falling out

My eyelashes are falling out

Eyelashes don't just enhance your beauty. They also play an important role in keeping dust and airborne particles out of…
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Astigmatism Testing

How do Opticians Test for Astigmatism?

What is astigmatism? Astigmatism is a condition where the eye struggles to focus the light in the correct way. The Cornea…
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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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double vision of the eyes

I am seeing in double vision

A problem with seeing things clearly can be alarming, particularly if it is a sudden change. Double vision can be…
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eyelid length differs

My eyelid is not all the same length

When you take a look at yourself in the mirror it is common to notice that your eyelids might not…
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eyelids explained

What Are (The Optometrists Explanation) Eyelids?

The eyelids are thin folds of skin which cover and protect our eyes. They have muscles controlling their movement up…
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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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myth busting contact lenses

Contact Lenses Myths

Ever wondered about contact lenses but been too scared to try them? Maybe you thought they weren’t quite right for…
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floaters vs flashes

Difference Between Eye Floaters and Flashes

Eye Flashes Some people may see flashes of light in front of one of their eyes like small sparkles. These…
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