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The Ultimate Guide to Lenses and Coatings for Your Glasses

When you first get diagnosed with short sightedness or long sightedness your optician will recommend you wear prescription glasses.  As well as the glasses your optician will explain to you all the various types of lenses and coatings available for your spectacles.  It is very easy to get lost in all the jargon so we […]

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7 Benefits of using a Mobile Optician

So what is a mobile optician?   No its not an optician continuously on a mobile phone!  We would describe a mobile optician as an optician that comes to you with all his equipment so you can have an eye test in the comfort of your premises.  Being a mobile optician allows us to see patients […]

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7 Tips on How To Keep Your Eyes Healthy For the New Year

As we are approaching the new year people all around the world will be making New Years resolutions.  The majority of New Years resolutions revolve around healthy lifestyles and building good habits this may include going to the gym more often, losing weight or giving up smoking.  One of the best resolutions you can make […]

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Exercise And Your Eyes

According to Wikipedia exercise is defined as any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness, overall health and wellness. Physical activity may not help eyesight directly but helps to lower the risk of certain health conditions that are linked to eye disease such as type 2 diabetes.  Poorly controlled diabetes can damage the blood […]

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Essential Vitamins for Healthy Eyes

Just like the rest of our body our eyes are important organs that need vitamins to function appropriately and help protect from eye disorders.  The function of vitamins is numerous and the benefits are evident for healthy eyes. Here is our list of essential vitamins to consume for healthy eyes: 1.  Vitamin A Vitamin A […]

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9 Winter Eye Care Tips For Healthy Eyes

As summer is over and now we are heading into winter it is imperative to look after your eyes as well as the rest of the body in the cold and flu season. One of the commonest problems with winter months is the number of people suffering from dry eyes.  This is due to outdoor […]

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Dementia and Eye Problems

We regularly do home eye tests on patients with dementia. Dementia is not a disease but a term used to describe symptoms including memory loss and difficulties with thinking.  These are the most well known symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease which is the most commonest cause of dementia but not the only disease. The symptoms of […]

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How Arthritis Can Affect Your Eyes

Many of our housebound patients that we provide eye tests for may suffer from other conditions. One of the commonest conditions our patients suffer from is arthritis.  Arthritis can affect any gender, age group and race. As with many of us we assume that arthritis as just inflammation of the joints.  Research shows that inflammation […]

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