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 […]

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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! […]

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Macular Degeneration

macular degeneration Blackheath Eyecare

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 […]

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Blue Light and You …

Blue light blocker coatings Blackheath Eyecare

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. […]

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