The Cost of Contact Lenses – Are There Any Risks?

The Cost of Contact Lenses – Are There Any Risks? The mass commercial success of the humble contact lens took off in the 1960s and 70s following around a century of increasingly viable iterations. They were celebrated for their effectiveness, discretion, and ability to all but replace traditional glasses – qualities that still contribute to their popularity today. But are there any risks to wearing contact lenses? The most popular type of contact lenses today are soft lenses made from…

Top Tips for Looking After Your Eyes in the Sun

Top Tips for Looking After Your Eyes in the Sun We all know that we should never look directly at the sun – it was drilled into us throughout our childhood and many of us have likely repeated the lesson to our own children. But do you know who didn’t get the memo? The great polymath astronomer, Galileo. The story goes that one day, while Galileo was minding his own business surveying the endless wonder of the universe, he happened…

How Could Diabetes Affect Your Eyes?

How Could Diabetes Affect Your Eyes? Our eyes are endlessly impressive organs, but the fact is, they don’t exist on their own. They are just one part of a complex system consisting of various nerves, neurons, and other organs, including the brain. And they are also linked to other parts and systems in the body. This means that, when something isn’t quite right in another part of your body, your eyes may also be affected. One such condition is diabetes….

How the Eye Works: Nature’s Own Camera

How the Eye Works: Nature’s Own Camera There are few things in the natural universe more complex than the eye. This vital organ may be small but it works using an abundance of processes and components – all of which must be running smoothly – to give us a clear image of the world around us. In this role, our eyes have become one of the greatest assets we have – an invaluable part of our bodies and lives. So,…

Practical Tips For Naturally Brighter & Whiter Eyes


Practical Tips For Naturally Brighter & Whiter Eyes What is often the first thing you notice about someone when meeting them for the first time? Or the last thing you remember when they walk away? Why, their eyes, of course! As humans, we are automatically drawn to the eyes of our fellow beings. Whether they are six feet tall or four; bald or thick-haired; in their twenties or their eighties – there is something about clear and shining eyes that…

10 things every glasses wearer will know

10 Things that Every Glasses Wearer Will Have Experienced Glasses are cool, right? I mean, they help us to see and everything, but they certainly have their drawbacks – like the pimples around the rims, or their constant desire to go missing. Oh, and don’t even get me started on… Okay, glasses wearers definitely have A LOT to deal with that frameless folks will never understand. Do your pet hates make our list of the most annoying things about wearing…

Arghh!! Hayfever and contact lens woes

Arghh!! Hayfever and Contact Lens Woes The sun is shining, the flowers are in full bloom and everyone is in a better mood. We’re in the midst of Summer – one of the best times of year – so, what’s not to like? What can be better than jumping out of bed in the morning, throwing open the curtains, opening the windows and taking a long, deep breath of the Summer air? While it might sound heavenly, we might actually…

At what prescription do you become legally blind?

At what prescription do you become legally blind? You might think that recognising whether you are blind is a simple thing. I mean, if you can’t see anything beyond your nose – that should give you a hint, right? Or the fact that your glasses and lenses have become a lifeline that you can’t do without. While these are telltale signs that something isn’t right, nothing is ever that simple – least of all your vision. Our eyes are one…

Why Laser Eye Surgery is a Better Option for Astigmatism

Why Laser Eye Surgery is a Better Option for Astigmatism Just as it is widely believed that perfect circles do not exist in nature, it is also true that no eye is completely spherical. In optometry terms, this means that most people, to some extent, have astigmatism. In most cases, this has no significant impact on our vision; however, in more extreme cases, treatment may be required to provide high-quality vision. Astigmatism is defined as an abnormal curvature of the…

Laser Eye Surgery: Home or Abroad?

Laser Eye Surgery: Home or Abroad? We’re living in a new world, a world dominated by the Coronavirus Pandemic, even forgetting our exit from the European Union. It’s probably fair to say that travelling abroad will never be the same again. However, many still consider going overseas for elective surgery to be cheaper than being treated in the UK. And, what could be better: going abroad and getting some sun, and at the same time, saving money on a treatment…