City Eyes Ophthalmic Opticians
Welcome to City Eyes Ophthalmic Opticians – exclusive independent clinicEstablished in 1988 by Charles Babumba, BSc(Hons), DOpt, CCEH (Moorfields).
We are a forward-looking practice, with innovative ideas, a progressive approach to eye care services and treatment. We use state-of-the-art hi-tech diagnostic equipment, stock fashionable/designer spectacle frames, and sunglasses. We are up to date with the latest vision correction procedures including Orthokeratology (OrthoK) and Colourimetry. We offer pre-assessments and unbiased advice about corrective laser eye surgery.
We regularly attend seminars and conferences in the USA, UK and the rest of Europe, so as to keep in tune with current and future research for the treatment of eye diseases, like Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Cataract, Glaucoma and the control of short-sightedness (Myopia) in children and young adults.
We’ll take time to outline the full history of your symptoms or any problems you may have experienced with your eyes and we’ll ask you about your family’s optical health history too. Finally, you can tell us about your general health, your lifestyle and what your hobbies and interests are. All of this will give us a clear picture of what your eyes are going through every day, and if there are any potentially inherited eye conditions that we can take preventative action against.
We’ll carry out a detailed examination of the external areas of your eyes to ensure each of your corneas, (the transparent part at the front of your eye), are completely healthy and have no scratches or abrasions, which could weaken the tissue, making it easy for bacteria or viruses to penetrate. This means you’ll dramatically reduce the possibility of eye infections that could be potentially sight threatening.
Your long-term, optical health depends partly on your eyes working together as a team. We’ll thoroughly check the movement of your eyes, so you can be sure they’re working in perfect harmony to prevent squinting and lazy eye, headaches and blurred or even double vision.
A crucial part of your Optical Health Analysis will be for us to test your pupil reflexes to check for possible damage to the nerves that serve your eyes. This is a straightforward examination using a traditional pen torch slit lamp, but it will help to identify any underlying general health problems.
If you regularly use computers and VDU’s, we’ll carry out some key tests using the unique Prio-Vision Tester. This amazing equipment will simulate a computer screen at an appropriate working distance and its illumination is designed to determine and quantify the exact stress that your eyes are under when you are using a computer or VDU screen. These key measurements will then be used to prepare a bespoke, completely individual set of lenses, which will be put into your chosen frames solely for you to use when working on computers.