Increased screen use by children are more likely to be shortsighted

Coronavirus is remaking the way children learn and play. Classes by Zoom, homework apps and using a screen to babysit while parents work can be a necessary evil while schools remain shut. Now experts are reporting an increase in short-sightedness in kids.....

Question: How should you look after your eyes?    Answer: Get regular tests.  

Everybody should have regular eye examinations at least once every two years or once a year if you have diabetes. During a comprehensive eye exam your optician can observe and evaluate the health and condition of the blood vessels in your eyes......

How to Avoid Foggy Glasses when Wearing a Face Mask 

If you wear glasses, it’s fairly likely that you will have noticed when wearing your mask your lenses fog up.....

Ways to Avoid Make-up from Harming Your Eyes

Ladies, when you walk into a beauty shop or your local beauticians, do you request a clean brush to test the make-up or lipstick or do you use what has already been used? Do you share the same brush for your make-up or the same lipstick or lip gloss with your friends? How often do you clean the brushes you use? Do you check your product expiry date?

Driving safely at night

If bright headlights and glare bother you when you drive at night, you’re not alone. This can become a bigger concern while driving at night when low lighting can result in poor vision.

Teenager loses sight as eating disorder leads to malnutrition

People are eating less than half of the recommended daily portions of fruit and vegetables and it could be just a matter of time when we see more cases like that in the UK where a teenager went blind due to deficiencies in his diet.

How do I know if my child has a problem with their vision? Dr Brendan McCreesh, principal optician Ph.D BSc MCOptom

During the first twelve years of our lives as much as eighty percent of learning is accomplished through our vision. Yet research has shown that one in five children have an undetected vision problem.

My vision is misty and I'm worried I might be developing a cataract.

As an optician, hardly a day goes by where someone comes into my test room, complaining of blurred vison caused by a cataract developing in their eye(s). Cataracts are common especially if you’re over 65 but they can develop at a younger age too.

Regular sunglasses and polarised sunglasses, what's the difference?

The summer sunshine is here and everyone is wearing sunglasses. We are spoilt for choice when deciding which sunglasses suits our face best. A well fitting frame with stylish design is always a priority but what about the lenses in the sunglass frame? Do you go for regular sunglass lenses or ‘polarised’ lenses? This article will shed some light on the differences and help make it easier to decide which is best for you.

Are Your Eyes Watering?

Patients often come to our clinic and say “my eyes are watering a lot recently”. Some say “it can be embarrassing when my eyes water so much that people think I’m crying!” Believe it or not, in most cases, the reason this happens is because the eye is dry which is caused by a lack of tears. The condition is called Dry Eye and is a progressive and chronic condition that can occur at any age. Dry eye is a commonly encountered complaint, with about 38% of the general population affected. Interestingly, it is more common in women.