Eye care advice. How to care for your eyes, eye tests, and choosing lenses and glasses for your eyesight.

Make the most of Winter Sun

Sunglasses reduce the amount of light reaching the eye and protect our most valued asset from damaging ultra- violet radiation (UV) which is a growing environmental hazard. Without the all-important UV protection, you could be increasing the risk of unsightly crows’ feet, snow blindness, cataracts and retinal damage. Before buying any sunglasses it’s important to check for the British Standard label which shows that they filter out the harmful UV rays.
Eye conditions

Migraines

Migraine is a neurological syndrome characterised by a constellation of symptoms which may include recurrent and severe headaches, often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can be extremely debilitating and affect a person's daily life.
Diabetic eye disease on an eye scan

Living with Diabetes – the effect on your eyes

There are currently more than 415 million people with diabetes worldwide and, according to leading charity Diabetes UK, 4.6 million of those live in the UK. This is 6% of the population of the UK. Diabetes is one of the most important healthcare issues in the UK and it is estimated that by 2025 over five million people will have the condition.
Eye conditions

Myth-Busting Myopia – 10 Myopia Myths

We debunk 10 myopia myths surrounding myopia, myopia management and treatments of the condition. Expert advice about living with myopia and myopia control.
Myopia Management

Myopia Management – The Side Effects or Risks For Children

There are several options for myopia management that have been shown to be effective in reducing the rate of myopia progression by 30 to 80 percent compared to conventional optical correction
Eye drops for use with contact lenses

Can Eye Drops Be Used With Contact Lenses?

Which eye drops can you use with contact lenses? Eye drops for contact lens wearers suffering with red eyes, allergies such as hay fever, irritable and dry eyes.
Contact lenses Enfield

12 Things NOT To Do With Contact Lenses

In this article we take a look at 12 common mistakes made by contact lens wearers and explain why they are best avoided for the safety of your eye health and sight.

Is your child struggling to see clearly?

Myopia is a growing problem in children & can cause significant eye disease in later life. Controlling myopia gives protection for your child’s eyes from vision loss.
Wearing contact lenses in a sauna, hot tub or spa

Can I Wear Contact Lenses In A Sauna Or Hot Tub?

If you enjoy relaxing in a sauna, steam room or hot tub is it safe to wear contact lenses? How do you minimise the risk of causing problems with your eyes? Our expert optometrist offers some advice.