Vision Care and Eye Health Information

When you go and see a doctor and they tell you to eat certain types of foods or have a daily walk to keep your body healthier – They do that because it makes a real difference to your life. Many people don’t know this but there are lots of things you can do on a daily, weekly or monthly basis which will provide regular maintenance to your eyesight ensuring healthier vision. We have put together a selection of tips and useful information which you can follow yourself. Read through the tips below to see if anything catches your eye!
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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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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What is Optical Coherence Tomography

What is OCT – Optical Coherence Tomography?

By using the OCT, optometrists have the potential of picking up abnormalities at an earlier stage, usually leading to better…
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kids eye test

Eye Tests for Children – What age does your child need testing?

Is it possible for a young child to have an eye test? The most important thing here is to note…
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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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eye tests regular

The Benefits of Having Regular Eye Tests

You feel your eyes are healthy and you can see clearly, so you are probably thinking I don’t need an…
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eye sight test

Sight Test vs Eye Examination – What is the difference?

What is a sight test? A sight test is really just what it says... it is a test of how…
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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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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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visual stress

What is Visual Stress?

Do you become extremely tired when reading? Have you noticed reading isn’t as fluent as you would expect it to…
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Check Your Eye Health

How to Check Your Eye Health?

Although you can determine many minor eye conditions from looking at your eyes such as conjunctivas, you should see a specialist when it…
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Serious Eye Conditions

8 Serious Health Conditions That Eye Tests Can Detect

A simple routine eye exam is something that many of us put off, however they are extremely important for keeping…
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Optical Diagnosis

What Can Opticians Tell From Your Eyes?

Many people feel their opticians can only inform them of their vision. This is a big misconception of the importance…
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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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legal eyesight standard for driving

Legal Eyesight Standard for Driving

Can you meet the legal eyesight standard for driving? Driving is essential for many of us for our daily lives,…
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eyes tested timescales

Eye Test Intervals – How often should I have my eyes tested?

An eye examination is really important and doesn’t forget we are not just checking how well you can see and…
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Detecting High Cholesterol

Can an Eye Test Detect High Cholesterol?

What is high cholesterol? High Cholesterol is a type of fat in the blood, your body naturally makes all the…
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computer vision syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome – Are computer screens damaging your eyes?

Screens are central to our world these days and computer vision syndrome is likely to happen if you rely upon…
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Headaches and Eye Problems

Headaches Relating to Eye Problems

More than 10 million people in the UK regularly suffer from headaches. If it has been some time since your…
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UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Eye Damage – Sun damage to your eyes

With summer around the corner, we thought we would share with you a good quality lens which will benefit and…
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onions making you cry

Why Do Onions Make You Cry (Men More Than Women)?

It’s annoying, isn’t it? Your eyes stream when you slice through those onions. Every time. And as your eyes fill,…
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