It’s not often we look to the corporate world when we discuss the matters of eyesight and eye health. But it’s actually quite astounding that we don’t as a society; in the workplace environment, we investigate and analyse and fuss and nit-pick over every health and safety detail, we time manage every single minute of every single hour, and we monitor the general health and well being of workers in many other ways. So what’s so different about eyesight? Education in eye health and the importance of looking after our eyes has become much more apparent in recent years
Believe it or not, you don’t actually have to wait until your next appointment with the optician to learn how good your eyesight is. In fact, the answers you seek could be available from the smartphone or tablet that you use every day. Here are a few apps that you could use for checking and, if you do detect any issues, improving your eyesight. And perhaps the best thing is that they are all free! So, you have nothing to lose.
If you haven’t been to the optician for a while and are wondering how your eyesight is holding up, this is a good app to start with. You can use it to test various
According to research done by the NHS, children rarely complain about experiencing sight problems. But with short-sightedness (myopia) affecting one in three people in the UK, it’s important to get a check-up regularly (every 2 years is recommended for kids). Children may be unlikely to make complaints about their vision because they normally don’t even realise that they are experiencing problems, but there are plenty of signs you can look out for as a parent. Eye exams are currently free of charge for anyone under the age of 15 years and with NHS opticians being able to detect
Looking after our eyes is something that should be considered from a very young age; therefore it’s essential that we teach our little ones all about the best eye care to help them develop healthy habits for the rest of their life. From our ever growing collection of prescription glasses and protective eyewear for kids, which is carefully curated by our expert buyers, to our informative blog posts, children’s eye care is something
It can sometimes be difficult to encourage your child to wear their glasses. We look at the psychology behind non-compliance, and give you the skills you need to teach your child how to see the world clearly through glasses.
There are many reasons why your child might not want to wear glasses, and it is important to think through the possibilities, to understand exactly what to do about it. It could be that your child’s glasses are uncomfortable and require further adjustment to fit properly. Your optician should happily
Diabetes is a life-long condition which can affect your blood sugar levels, by causing them to be too low or too high. However, it also has a significant impact upon eye health, and is actually one of the most common causes of sight loss among people of working age. To commemorate World Diabetes Day 2015, we explore the symptoms of diabetes and the effects of diabetic retinopathy, and we share our tips for good eye health with you.
Diabetes is a common condition, and there are two different types. In Type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system attacks and
Surgeons at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London have performed an operation many are saying could lead to a cure for blindness.
The operation performed last month on a 60-year old woman who developed Macula Degeneration involved “seeding” a tiny patch of healthy eye cells and implanting it at the back of the retina.
So how can this help in getting her sight back? First, let’s take a look at what Macula Degeneration is and how it can affect any of us:
What is Macula Degeneration?
The Macula is a very small part of the retina that converts the light entering the eye into an image; helping us to read, write