Barracloughs Blog

All the latest news and offers from all eight stores of Barracloughs the Opticians.

The Benefits of OCT

It's not just your vision we care about, it's your health too. With an OCT eye health scan, we can detect numerous diseases such as diabetes, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration and much more...

2015 - A Year of Development for Barracloughs

As 2015 winds down and draws to an end, we wanted to look back on what was, for Barracloughs Opticians, a very busy year packed full of developments and exciting changes. Let's take a look at all that was achieved...

The Dangers of UV Damage

With summer now far behind us and the winter sports season upon us, it is essential to continue to raise awareness of the importance of protecting eyes from UV damage at all times. A UK survey of contact lens wearers…

Contact Lenses

Believe it or not, contact lenses have been around for well over 100 years. Previously only available as rigid lenses, soft contact lenses became available more recently and quickly became the preferred choice. If you've been considering contact lenses but…

Safe Driving

Poor vision causes an estimated 3000 casualties on the road each year. Make sure you don't become a statistic - is your vision up to the legal requirement for driving?

The Dangers of Blue Light

We've covered some of the dangers of blue light over the past couple of months, but for this week of our Eyes on Health campaign, we will look in more detail at the causes and the measures you can take…

Healthy Vision at Work

It's our fourth week of Eyes on Health already! The weeks are flying by, and this week we take a look at how to prolong the health of your vision in the workplace. So many of us spend so much…

Healthy Diet - Healthy Vision

When considering your daily diet, as well as thinking about the benefits to your body, have you also thought about the benefits to your vision? Certain foods are very good for your eyes, whilst others aren't so good...

Eye Conditions

During your routine eye examination your eyes can give a good indication of a number of health conditions which may be present. Not only can they show signs of eye related conditions such as macular degeneration or glaucoma, but they…

Eye Supplements - Why Use Them?

It's very important to remember that good nutrition will keep your eyes healthy and functioning at their best throughout your life. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two of the most important nutrients for your eyes because they may reduce your risk…
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