What does a children's eye test involve?
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.
What’s the difference between an optometrist and optician?
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?
What is Hyperopia?
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.
What Can We Eat And Drink For Healthy Eyes?
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?
12 Most Asked Questions About Eyes
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.
How Genetics Affect Our Eye Health
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.
How to Care for Your Child’s Eye Health
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.
What’s New in Optometry?
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?
How Your Diet Can Affect Your Eyes
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.
6 Makeup Tips for Good Eye Hygiene
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's "Vision for Everyone" to Help 1 Billion People See Better by 2030
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.
What Are Cataracts, and Are They Avoidable?
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.
What is Myopia? (Nearsightedness)
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.
5 Common Questions About Contact Lenses
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.
Dry Eyes and Blepharitis
Suffering with dry eyes is frustratingly common, and can be caused by a huge number of variables. These tasks cause us to have a reduced blink-rate, so our tears evaporate much more readily. Read on for some tips on how to improve the quality of your tears and keep your eyes lubricated.
Can Macular Degeneration be Halted or Cured?
Age-related macular degeneration is the no.1 cause of vision loss in people over 60 years old in the Western world. Yikes! Our lead optometrist, Mai Monavar, gives us a quick rundown about AMD, its treatments, and what can help prevent it.
What Does Your Eye Prescription Mean?
Whether you're new to having your eyes checked or if you've been wearing glasses or contact lenses for years, your eye prescription is used to know exactly what requirements (if any) are needed to correct your vision.
6 Tips for Eye Health in the Winter
The heady combination of winter time and a global pandemic has meant that many of us are spending much more time indoors. Our lead optometrist, Mai Monavar, shares 6 tips to help keep eyes healthy during the winter.
Blue Light – Is It Good or Bad for Eyes?
While there are benefits to blue light exposure, prolonged intake of it (particularly at night) contributes to digital eye strain, which can result in sore eyes, blurry vision, and other frustrations.
What's the Importance of UV Protection Contact Lenses?
It's not just your skin that needs protection: direct exposure to sunbeams can damage your eyes, too.
8 Eyecare Tips When Working From Home
As we all learn to adapt to new norms amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s easy to forget about our eyecare. Here are 8 Eyecare Tips for those who have found themselves working from home more often than not.