Search engines have become the fastest way to find out information on just about anything, and because I'm obsessed about optometry and everything to do with eye care, I've taken the liberty of checking some of the most commonly searched questions on Google about eye care and have compiled some quick answers to them.
A question that often gets asked comes from parents that want to know what a children's eye test involves and when they should take them to get their eyes tested. A huge amount of visual development occurs in the first few years of your child's life, especially when they’re babies.
The field of optics is niche and complex, so it comes as no surprise that so many people find all of the different roles within optics a total mystery, so who's who when it comes to checking your eyes?
Let’s face it; optics is a pretty niche subject, and as such, many of the terms and principles in optics can be confusing and contrary to what we’ve been traditionally taught. Here's a quick guide on what is hyperopia, also known as long-sightedness.
We all know how important it is to get the right amount of vitamins and nutrients to be healthy, but do we know what we need to help maintain healthy eyes and good vision?
It’s springtime again, and while the weather starts to improve, we can feel like we have a constant cold as our eyes can overreact to coming into contact with pollen, triggering an allergic response. This results in you experiencing the annoying symptoms of hay fever and eye allergies.
Working in busy practices and having seen thousands of patients over years of testing eyes means that some questions have popped up more frequently than others. Our lead optometrist, Mai Monavar, shares her 12 most asked questions about eyes.
Most of us know that features regarding our eye colour and shape are directly influenced by our genetics, but those genetic traits can also bring with them chances of increased risks of eye health problems and high prescriptions.
It can be difficult as a parent or carer to understand how to care for your child’s eye health, especially if they're at an age where they can't communicate if there's something wrong.
If your experience at the optometrist included archetypal descending letters on the board and red and green shapes, it'll beg the question – are eye tests the same as when we were 10 years old?
Contact lenses are an excellent tool which can liberate us from the use of glasses in a multitude of scenarios. Here are some pros and cons to consider if you are new to contact lenses.
Lifestyle choices such as getting enough exercise and smoking can have a huge effect in maintaining the health of our eyes, and so does our diet. Here are some symptoms of eye problems that could be related to your nutritional intake.
It’s undeniable that make up is a huge part of much of the world’s daily routine, but it’s important to consider that our eyes were not designed to have cosmetics applied to them.
The UN General Assembly have just approved its first ever resolution on vision, "Vision for Everyone", and was unanimously adopted by all 193 countries of the United Nations on the 23rd July 2021.
You might've heard of your nan going for an eye surgery to treat something called a cataract. While it may cause some anxiety for something that could happen to you, take comfort in the fact that it's more common than you may think and can be widely treated.
Whenever you visit the optometrist for an appointment, chances are you'll come across the word "myopia", especially if you require some form of corrective vision. It's nothing to freak out about but it is important to know what it is.
When ordering your prescription lenses, you will often be asked what thickness you would prefer them to be. It can be a little complicated, so here's a quick breakdown of what the heck things like the refractive index are.
It's easy to get complacent about contact lenses and understandably so – sometimes you may forget you even have them in! However, as comfortable as they may be, it's important to keep a few things in mind when wearing them.