February 15, 2018

  You may be wondering why I have chosen to write about the above. The reason is twofold. First and most obviously, the number of people in the UK with Alzheimer's disease is estimated at 850,000 and predicted to rise to over 2 million by 2051. Secondly, both this and...

January 16, 2018

   At this time of year we revisit our health usually in light of Christmas excess. I am going to suggest that, especially as it is gloomy and eyesight never seems as good, you think about eye health too.

   

   Naturally I would advise regular eye tests, not o...

December 19, 2017

  The nice thing about the summer sun is that it is kind enough to warn us that we are burning-good old infa-red rays. The silent danger of ultraviolet light, however, is that UVA (Ages), UVB (Burns) and UVC (Cancer) are potentially very dangerous, especially to the ey...

November 22, 2017

The Varilux X series is the end product of truly extraordinary research by Essilor into the way the eyes behave when we look at near objects. Think of how the modern world involves near vision tasks at a range of different distances and positions of gaze, each slightly...

November 10, 2017

First of all an important fact. Eye tests are not free!!

They are paid for by the NHS and the NHS apply rules to who is eligible and their frequency. For those who are eligible, opticians can vary these intervals at their discretion if there are concerns about someone's...

October 18, 2017

Please take a moment to watch this video about Prizm. It is truly an amazing lens design resulting from investment and research by one of the world's leading sports eye-wear companies, Oakley. I have been selling Oakley products for nearly twenty years and believe this...

October 13, 2017

A patient stopped me recently to ask when her young granddaughter should be tested as there is a history of poor sight from a young age in the family. Basic visual development testing should be carried out routinely via the NHS in the very early years (0-2) and any obv...

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