Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are one of the most common causes of vision loss in the UK and can severely affect people’s independence and quality of life. They’re usually caused as result of aging and tend to affect people aged 65+, although it is not uncommon to develop them earlier. In fact, very occasionally babies are born with […]

Love your lenses week

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Contact lenses are enjoyed safely and loved by millions of people. Most wearers won’t ever experience problems, however, if contact lenses are not treated with the love and respect they need, there is a small risk of developing potentially serious problems. Ask yourself these three questions, each time you wear your lenses: Do my eyes […]

Optase Allergy Eye Drops

We are pleased to stock Optase Allergy eye drops in all our branches– a drug-free preservative-free eye drop suitable for those with mild allergic eye symptoms and those with itchy eyes due to hayfever. These drops contain a barrier substance called Ectoin which protects the delicate surface of the eye from the allergens (such as […]

Using Eye Drops during Ramadan

This year Ramadan starts on the evening of Saturday April 2nd. The world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital has produced an information leaflet about using eye drops during Ramadan. If you are fasting during Ramadan, it is important to continue to manage your eye condition through continued use of your eye drops. Your eye condition may […]

Give your heart some love this February…and your eyes!

Each year, the Heart Foundation declares February as National Heart Month. During this time, awareness of a variety of heart conditions are bought to the fore. Many of us have heard of diseases relating to the heart and circulation and we refer to these as cardiovascular diseases (CVD) or heart disease. However, there are many […]

Looking Forward to 2022

Here we are in January 2022 and you may be forgiven for thinking not much has changed since last January – mask-wearing, social distancing, working from home – it all seems pretty much the same as January 2021. After a summer where we were all able to resume some normality, it has felt a shock […]

Winter Warmer

Mulled wine is such a lovely traditional drink for chilly winter days…but did you know it has some other good points as well as warming you up? Red wine contains resveratrol, a polyphenol which has protective effects preventing damage from free radicals. Studies have shown beneficial effects of resveratrol on eye health, in particular protecting […]

All About Glare

Guest post by: Nick Edgeworth “Now that the clocks have gone back, the dark evenings can be challenging – more dazzle and glare from car headlights and close work in artificial lighting can be more tricky than in daylight. You may know that many modern spectacle lenses are optimized to reduce glare and enhance clarity […]

Spooky Eyes for Halloween?

Halloween fancy dress is a growing phenomenon that has spread from the USA so that we are now having more and more spooky parties and ghostly gatherings on 31st October. Of course it is fun to dress up and get involved and you may have thought about complementing your outfit with novelty contact lenses. However, […]

National Eye Health Week – 21st-26th September

National Eye Health Week is 21st-26th September. Follow these top ten tips to keep your eyes healthy! #1 BE EYE AWARE:Call your local opticians if you notice a change in your vision or have any concerns about your eye health. Make sure you attend for regular eye examinations and contact lens check-ups #2 EAT RIGHT […]