Healthy eyes for a healthy life

 

Youre eyes are incredibly important - you use them for virtually everything you do. Keeping them in top-notch condition is vital. First and foremost, if you think you might have a problem, please feel free to come in and talk to one of our opticians who will be happy to help.

Here are a few tips and tricks to ensure they stay that way.

Test them regularly:
It's important to have your eyes checked by an optician every year for an adult and twice a year for the children and the elderly. We'll not only check your eyesight, but the health of your eyes too - which can be very important, especially at older ages. You can book an appointment right now!
However, you can also test yourself informally at home from time to time. Click here for some online tests.

Protection from UV:
The sun can do tremendous damage to your eyes if you're not protected. We offer a great range of top quality sunglasses to ensure you can enjoy the sun and the snow all year round.

Keep your prescription up to date:
If your prescription is wrong it can mean you're constantly straining your eyes to see. This can lead to persistant headaches, nausea and can be very irritating. By seeing us at least once a year, we can ensure you're eye-sight will be bang up to date.
When at home if you're straining to read or have trouble following the subtitles of a movie, it's probably time to make an appointment.

Watery eyes:
Watery eyes can be caused from allergies, excessive lacrimal (tear) production or blocked eye-duct drainange. Come and see us sooner rather than later and we can help get to the bottom of your problem.

Sticky eyes:
Sticky eyes can be caused by a lack of lacrimal (tear) production or a build up 'eye-dust' in and around the eye-ducts. Try to keep your eyes clean and if you have contact lenses, be sure to wash your hands properly before putting them in or taking them out. You may benefit from taking a look at our speciality contact lens page.

Blepharitis:
A common infection of the eyelashes. It is easily managed by needs continual treatment to be effective as the bacteria which cause the condition are common on the skin and eyelids. The simplest treatment is to wash your eyelashes with diluted baby shampoo for 15-20 seconds each day, twice a day (be sure to close your eyes).

4 August, 2011