Wow what a lovely few days of sun we have all been having. I hope you have all dusted off your sunglasses and are wearing them to protect your eyes from the harmful UV. We have just handed over a fantastic new pair to our latest winner of our children’s sunglass prize draw. Congratulations Lily, who chose a Disney Frozen pair, part of a new range of Marvel and Frozen frames we have just had in. Lily was very excited ...Continue Reading →
I have recently returned from my latest eye care project, this time to Sierra Leone, in West Africa. As a little taster of one of the many people we were able to help read about maternity nurse, Sister Margaret Alpha, by clicking on the image below.Continue Reading →
Brian Hardy is a keen model ship builder. He has been making scale models of sailing ships for over 20 years, including the Cutty Sark, 2 previous HMS Victories and George III’s royal yacht. The longest build took Brian 7 years to complete. He is 3 years into his latest Victory model and hopes to have it completed within the next 9 months. At his recent eye examination, Brian mentioned his need for a stronger pair of close vision spectacles, ...Continue Reading →
A new video allows everyone the chance to experience the world through the eyes of a patient who has lost much of his central vision to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and as he learns to ‘see’ again with a retinal implant.
The video, produced by Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust artist-in-residence Lucy Burscough, tells the story of Ray Flynn, who was implanted with the Argus II bionic eye system in June 2015.
With the summer music season having already started, and around 750 UK festivals taking place this year, the Association of Optometrists are reminding contact lens wearers how to avoid infections and stay irritation-free with the following advice.
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As we have entered the hay fever season the College of Optometrists has developed an easy-to-use infographic to help sufferers identify when they are most at risk of developing symptoms of hay fever and take appropriate medication to minimise their allergy. Click on the link above.
The following advice may also be useful:
- Avoid pollen as much as possible by closing windows and keeping surfaces clear with a damp duster. Wear sunglasses which can help to protect your ...
It’s really important to get your eyes tested regularly because any problem can be discovered and treated. 2 years ago Imogen (8) came to see me to have her eyes tested and an examination revealed pressure behind both optic nerves which (after several hospital tests) was found to be caused by a brain tumour that was causing hydrocephalus (build up of brain fluid).
Imogen popped in to see me last Friday (4th March), which was ‘Bandana for Brain Tumours’ day, a ...Continue Reading →
It’s easy to overlook your eyes when it comes to caring for your health, but there are simple things you can do every day to help keep your sight in shape. Here are some easy ways to get started.Continue Reading →
Every year I have the privilege of volunteering my time and Optometry experience to work with the charity Vision Aid Overseas. You can read much more about this work by clicking through to the African eye care page. I am often asked to let people know when they can view my latest photos from the trip and so if you are interested you can click through to my Ethiopian eye care images. I am always happy to ...Continue Reading →
We are very pleased to be able to offer LineArt by Charmant, an exclusive range of ladies rimless and nylon supra frames. They use the very latest in Titanium materials, Excellence Titan, to provide very flexible, anti-allergenic and ultralight frames.
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