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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
?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!
You may have noticed the new look store, now we have a new look website to go along with it! The site is on a whole new platform and we are still working out a few bugs so please bear with us in this transition. We will still be providing the same great range of […]
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.
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!
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in the UK. The macular is the part of the eye responsible for detailed central vision. If there is a change at the macular, then tasks such as reading, sewing or watching TV will be affected. The change is purely a loss of vision, causes no pain or […]
What’s all the fuss about blue light and our eyes? Blue light is a 40nm band of visible light that has been found to result in retinal cell damage, however, it also helps to regulate our sleep cycle. Blue light is emitted from the sun, LED and fluorescent lighting, TVs, computer screens and smart phones. […]