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...

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 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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