Regular eye tests are important for making sure your eyes are healthy, checking for any changes and keeping your prescription up to date. Even if you don’t wear glasses or contact lenses it’s important to get your eyes checked at least once every two years. If you notice a change in your eyes or if… Continue reading Do You Need an Eye Test?
Colour blindness is often used to describe all forms of colour vision deficiency and does not always mean complete colour blindness. Total colour blindness is rare whereas the inability to distinguish between certain colours is much more common. Colour blindness is usually inherited from family members and is usually present from birth, although it can… Continue reading What is Colour-Blindness?
Conjunctivitis is a common eye condition which causes inflammation of the conjunctiva, or the thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye, and the inside of the eyelid. Conjunctivitis is often referred to as 'pink eye' or 'red eye'. It usually affects one eye initially before spreading to the other within a… Continue reading What is Conjunctivitis?
Allergies are very common and are thought to affect more than 1 in 4 people in their lifetime, but they’re usually more irritating than dangerous. Allergens which particularly affect the eyes include pollen, dust mites, animal dander and mould. Continue Reading Here
With the amount most people use computers in their daily life, it’s no surprise that there are so many complaining of computer related eye strain. While the condition is common it is rarely serious and usually goes away after resting your eyes, but it can be uncomfortable. Studies report that computer eye strain and other… Continue reading What is Computer Eye Strain?
Blepharitis is a common eye condition where the edge of the eyelid (eyelid margins) becomes inflamed, swollen and red. In most cases, both eyes are affected but one may be worse than the other and symptoms tend to be worse in the morning. The condition can develop at any age and is not contagious but… Continue reading What is Blepharitis?
Cataracts are when changes in the lens of the eye cause it to become cloudy and less transparent. This means the patient’s vision also becomes cloudy/misty and it can have significant implications on their daily life. The lens sits behind the pupil, when light enters the eye it passed through the cornea (transparent tissue at… Continue reading What are Cataracts?
Diabetic retinopathy is caused by complications in diabetic patients when high blood sugar levels damage the back of the eye or retina. If it is left undiagnosed and untreated it can cause blindness, so it is important to be aware of the condition if you are diabetic. The condition affects 80% of people who have… Continue reading What is Diabetic Retinopathy?
Hyperopia otherwise known as Hypermetropia or long-sightedness is an eye condition which primarily affects adults over 40 but can affect people of all ages, including children. Hyperopia means that the patient struggles to focus on close-up objects but may be better able to see objects in the distance; however, some patients are unable to focus… Continue reading What is Hyperopia?
Myopia or short-sightedness is a very common eye condition that affects the patient’s vision. The condition causes objects in the distance to be blurred while closer things can be seen clearly. Approximately 1 in 3 people in the UK are thought to have myopia and it can range from mild to severe which affects the… Continue reading What is Myopia?