Do your eyes feel irritated or dry?

We live in an era where technology and screen time dominate our working hours and free time. The current worldwide fight against the Covid-19 pandemic has further increased dependability on PCs, laptops, tablets and phones as a method of communicating with others, working from home and keeping entertained. With increased screen time and use of … Read more

Charles Babumba inducted as a fellow of the AAOMC

City Eyes Ophthalmic Opticians are pleased to announce that Charles Babumba has been awarded a fellowship by the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopic Control. Dr. Babumba is a familiar face at many of the VBDs in the US.  He put a lot of work in to this journey and will be a great addition … Read more

Help avoid age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Help avoid age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

City Eyes Opticians are just one of only three practices in London offering a new test for assessing a key risk factor for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a breakdown of the central retinal that leads to central vision loss, leaving sufferer’s unable to read, drive or see the faces of their loved ones. … Read more

Myopia (shortsightedness) Control in Children and Adults

Charles Babumba, the Consultant at City Eyes Ophthalmic Opticians and OrthoK Clinic, just returned from the annual educational conference of the ‘American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control’ (AAOMC) in Chicago, IL, USA.  International speakers presented on a variety of orthoK topics but, the myopia epidemic, its impact on public health and new methods for … Read more

Contact lenses for diabetics

Great news for people suffering from diabetes. The scientists from Google are currently developing new contact lenses designed to take automatic measures of blood sugar levels during the day. Special sensor designed to test drops of blood for glucose levels then transfers the information to smartphone or computer. The lenses could replace standard needles that … Read more

Stem cell treatment to get back your sight

The story of Taylor Binns, who suffered from a rare eye disease, which led him to gradually lose his sight, shows the amazing possibilities that stem cell technologies offer to the medical profession. A team of scientists from Toronto helped to save Taylor’s sight by performing so called limbal stem cell transplant, an innovative treatment … Read more

First bionic eye implanted

After the approval of the US Food and Drug administration, the first implantation of bionic eye (artificial retina) took place at University of Michigan, US. The surgeries were performed by Thiran Jayasundera, M.D., and David N. Zacks, M.D., Ph.D.,  for patients with degenerative and blinding eye diseases. The procedure was used for patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa, … Read more

AMD risk genetic testing

Did you know that macular degeneration is the main cause of blindness among  people over 55 years? However, with early diagnosis and the right treatment you can protect your sight. At City Eyes we offer unique service of genetic testing for risk of developing age related macular degeneration. Using Macula Risk PGx test we check … Read more

Smoking may increase risk of cataract

According to a recent study conducted by Örebro University Hospital, Sweden, smoking may increase long term risk of developing cataract. The study that involved 45,000 men found that quitting smoking gradually reduces cataract risk among smokers by more than 50% after 20 years. “We have previously investigated the association with smoking cessation and cataract extraction … Read more