What is AMD?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of sight loss in around the world. However, most people with AMD can see well enough to get around. The macula is an area at the back of your eye that is responsible for your central vision, most of your colour vision and making out fine [...]

2020-03-05T11:36:19+02:00February 24th, 2020|Eyecare|

Gritty feelings in your eyes? You may have dry eyes!

Gritty feelings in your eyes? You may have dry eyes! Dry eye occurs when your eyes don’t make enough tears, or your tears evaporate too quickly. This can make your eyes feel scratchy or irritated, and in severe cases may temporarily make your vision blurry. Who is affected by dry eye? Dry eye is [...]

2020-03-05T11:35:22+02:00February 17th, 2020|Eyecare|

What happens during a contact lens check-up?

Your optometrist will usually ask you to come in for your contact lens check-up wearing your lenses, and having had them in for a reasonable length of time. It is a good idea to have your appointment in the afternoon so that the optometrist can assess the health of your eyes when the lenses [...]

2020-02-07T16:38:08+02:00February 10th, 2020|Eyecare, General|

Did you know you can anaesthetic eyes with special eye drops?

Why? Local anaesthetics allow your optometrist to measure eye pressure or remove a foreign body painlessly by numbing the surface of the eye. Common local anaesthetic eye drops are: lidocaine oxybuprocaine proxymetacaine The drops take about 60 seconds to work and the effect may last for up to 25 minutes. They may sting briefly [...]

2020-02-03T14:54:46+02:00February 3rd, 2020|Eyecare, General|