Eye Health

What is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis refers to inflammation of the eyelids. Oils and other products normally secreted by the eye and eyelids build up on the lid surface and eyelashes resulting in eye irritation and often redness. It's a common disorder and occurs in…

Top Ten Tips to Healthy Eyes!

We all need to look after our eyes. We only get one pair and some people don't even get that. Follow our short guide below to help try to keep your eyes as healthy as possible.

ChromaGen for Dyslexia, ASD and Colour Deficiency

ChromaGen™ is a unique product that was developed to help patients who suffer from either colour deficiency or academic skills disorder (ASD™) including Dyslexia. The Treatment To assess a patient for either colour deficiency or ASD™, the ChromaGen™ Diagnostic System…

How Diet Affects Your Eyes

A healthy diet is key to your overall health and wellbeing, including your eyes. Good nutrition helps our bodies to grow, repair, protect against infection and to function well. There are various studies and clinical trials which show a link…

DSE (Display Screen Equipment)

In order to assist in providing a practical cost effective solution to the Health & Safety regulations for employees viewing Computers and VDU's during their working day, we are able to provide optical services for employees requiring eye examinations and…

Coloured Overlays to Reduce Visual Stress

What are coloured overlays? There is now scientific research to show that both coloured filters (worn as spectacles) and coloured plastic sheets laid over text (known as overlays) can help some children to read. Coloured overlays are sheets of translucent…

UV Protection

Exposure to Ultra Violet radiation can cause changes to the front of the eye (the white of the eye). Long term exposure can also result in damage the internal components causing Cataracts in the lenses of the eyes and Macular…

Cataracts

What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of part of your eye called the lens. Your vision becomes blurred because the cataract is like frosted glass, interfering with your sight. What is the function of the lens? The…

Smokers Are Blind to the Risk of Sight Loss

Lose the habit, not your sight We have teamed up with national sight charity, the Eyecare Trust1, to highlight the damage smoking can do to your sight, after a study reveals 90% of smokers are unaware of the link between…

Age Related Macular Degeneration

What is the macula? The macula is very important - it's a small area found at the centre of the retina and is responsible for what we see straight in front of us, allowing us to see fine detail for…

Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye conditions in which the optic nerve is damaged to the point where it leaves the eye. Your eye needs a certain amount of pressure to keep the eyeball…

Retinal Scanning

A groundbreaking addition to the eye examination that can help in ensuring your overall wellbeing as well as protecting your eye health is now available at our Eastbourne branch. The optomap® Daytona Retinal Exam can image approximately 82% of the…

Retinal Photography

The traditional method of examining the back of the eye involves shining a light into your eye using a hand held instrument which enables us to see only a very small area of the back of the eye at any…

How Can Diabetes Affect the eye?

Diabetes can affect the eyes in a number of ways. The most serious eye condition with diabetes involves the retina, and, more specifically, the network of blood vessels lying within it.The name of this condition is diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy…

Dry Eyes

When the eyes do not produce enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly (due to blocked or abnormal oil glands), Dry eye syndrome can occur. The eyes can become inflamed and irritated as the eyes dry out.