What does the red/green test actually do?

The Duochrome (Red/Green) test is one of the methods your Optometrist may use when refining your glasses prescription. This test uses the eye’s attribute of how it focuses light of differing colours. Red and green light rays don’t fall in exactly the same place on the back of your eye due to something called chromatic […]

What is BlephEx?

Blepharitis is a common and recurring inflammatory condition that requires long term, daily management with home remedies. For most people, daily hot compresses and lid hygiene regimes are too inconvenient and time-consuming and are often abandoned or only done sporadically. BlephEx is an eyelid treatment performed by an Optometrist in a half hour appointment. It […]

Happy Halloween!

If you wear cosmetic contact lenses please obtain from reputable sources. For further information please see the Halloween advice page of Love Your Lenses or contact us.

When was your last eye examination?

The majority of eye health conditions are silent and show NO SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS until it is too late. Regular checks allow detection of conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure at very early stages, just by looking into your eyes! If you can’t remember when you last had your eyes checked, come in […]

Protect your eyes this summer!

Light facts

We all know about sun protection for our skin, but what about our eyes? UV light accelerates the formation of cataracts and is a leading cause of ocular melanoma. So what can we do to protect our eyes? Wear sunglasses of course! Maui Jim sunglasses are renowned for their brilliant polarised lenses which protect against […]

Do you have Computer Vision Syndrome?

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is the strain on the eyes that occurs through the use of digital displays (computers, digital devices etc.) over prolonged length of time. Common symptoms associated are eye strain, headaches, blurred vision, dry eye and neck/shoulder pain. These symptoms may also be caused by factors such as uncorrected vision, poor lighting […]

Blinking Good Time…

Blinking face

?Did you know… Each blink lasts 0.3 to 0.4 seconds. We usually blink about five times a minute for about 18 hours a day, adding up to 30 minutes a day. This means, in an average lifetime, we have our eyes shut from blinking for about 5 years!

Dry Eyes treatments at Blackheath Eyecare

Dry eyes treatments Blackheath Eyecare

Omega 3 Fatty Acids have been found to be greatly beneficial to eye health. Omega 3’s can be derived from nuts, flaxseed oil and oily fish such as tuna, salmon or mackerel, and are vital for macula health and improving dry eye related conditions. Ask us about dry eye assessment.

The eyes are the windows to our souls

Eye examination Blackheath Eyecare

It should really be said that our eyes are windows to our overall health. By having a comprehensive eye examination, Optometrists can identify systemic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, examples of which can have detrimental effects on our sight if left untreated. Don’t forget to get your eyes checked!