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Myopia shortsightedness control in children and adults

What is short-sightedness? Myopia (near-sightedness or short-sightedness) is a very common and severe eye condition in children and adults. A progressive eye condition, Myopia affects a significant proportion of the population and begins to affect children from around the ages of 8-12. Myopia may worsen between the teenage years with little change occurring from the 20’s … Read more

What is macular degeneration?

Macular degeneration or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that causes a loss of central vision when the macular (the part of the retina responsible for crystal clear and detailed central vision) is unable to function as efficiently as it should. Central vision is what we see when we focus straight ahead. Macular degeneration … Read more

Have your children had an eye examination in the last year?

Children rarely complain about their eye sight but can often show in their behaviour that there is a problem with their vision. A full ocular assessment (eye examination) is important for children as visual problems can be detected which may hinder a child’s ability to learn in class. A classic example of this is a … Read more

Computer vision syndrome

Computer vision syndrome (CVS)

Computer vision syndrome or CVS is a condition that affects the eyes when they have been focusing on computer screens or display devices such as tablets over long, uninterrupted periods of time. Often temporary, computer vison syndrome affects approximately 90% of people who spend three or more hours a day at the computer. For most, … Read more

The Irlen® Institute – Providing Real Solutions

Backed by over 30 years of research, the Irlen Institute is the pioneer and global leader in the visual processing technology that has helped millions of adults and children around the world. With over 170 Irlen Clinics in 46 countries around the world, Irlen is the original creator of colored lens treatment for perceptual processing … Read more

Hayfever? It’s time to take control!

Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, or hay fever, are a common condition seen in practice. Specific pollens release spores during specific seasons: May and June (grass pollen) and August and September (ragweed pollen). Itching is the most common symptom in seasonal allergic conjunctivitis diagnosis, as well as watery/mucus discharge, burning, and redness of the eyes. Perennial allergic conjunctivitis … Read more

Bullying of children with sight loss is ‘common’

According to the findings of a report by Blind Children UK, a great number of children with sight loss are being bullied at school… A study with a title of Parents and the playground: a study of attitudes towards children and young people, found that 43% of children with a visual impairment have experienced some … Read more

Discovery could shed light on glaucoma:

A recently discovered layer in the human cornea has been found to make a significant contribution to the tissue that controls the flow of the fluid in the eye. Research conducted by the University of Nottingham and published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology showed that ‘Dua’s Layer’ named after Professor Harminder Dua who discovered it, … Read more

Welcome to World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week is a joint initiative between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association and has had a highly successful run for the past 7 years.  IntraOcular Pressure (IOP) is one of the major risk factors for developing Glaucoma, and early detection is the major key to preventing blindness Millions of people … Read more

We always keep the patient in mind during the high-tech, high-touch exam

Whilst our new instrumentation can provide a high-tech, high-touch exam, our Consultants never  lose sight of the “human interaction” at the basis of the Optometrist / Doctor-patient relationship. “ We always keep in mind the end users of this technology, our patients, and their perception of technology,” advises Charles Babumba. We reassure the patient when … Read more