Today is tobacco day. Did you know that smoking increases the likelihood of developing conditions like cataracts and age related macular degeneration? Stopping smoking can help protect your sight. Smoking, and exposure to smoke, significantly increases your chances of developing eye disease and suffering sight loss. It’s never too late to benefit from stopping. But the sooner you stop, the better the outcome is likely to be.
Below is a list of five eye conditions that are r
You may have seen a recent interview with a government official regarding driving and vision. I, along with fellow optometrists, advise that you don't take a drive to test your eyesight. Any motorists concerned about their vision should get in touch with their optometrist before driving a car or vehicle. Sight loss can be gradual and sometimes go unnoticed, so if you're a driver and have concerns about your vision, while routine sight tests are currently suspended due to the
With online learning currently the norm for our children, how can we help? My two boys are spending many more hours daily in front of a screen, with school work going online and even playing computer games. Knowing the risks associated with increased screen time and myopia (short-sightedness) in children, I thought this article produced by the AOP (Association of Optometrists) may be helpful at this time. Screen time facts for parents article
What can I say? We have all been through a massive change to our normal lives, and continue to do so. I hope all our patients, staff and their families are keeping safe. For me, it has been strange, suddenly going from a normal day of work, to closing shop the next day. The information and advice trickled through, so we have adapted the way we work accordingly. I have been answering calls and giving advice over the phone, and also seeing some of you who have needed essential