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…

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat my Astigmatism?

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat my Astigmatism? Astigmatism is an eye condition that can significantly affect the quality of your vision. If you have this condition and you want to know if Laser Eye Surgery can help, you are probably hoping we get straight to the point. But first, let’s briefly explain exactly what astigmatism is. Astigmatism is the name given to the refractory condition which causes abnormality in the shape of the cornea. In healthy eyes, the cornea is…

Myopia is becoming the new normal

Myopia is becoming the new normal Many of us live in cities and work from a desk, so most day-to-day activities happen within a few feet of our faces. Being able to see anything further than a car approaching in the distance is essentially unnecessary. It’s no surprise, then, that rates of myopia have been soaring over recent years. According to a 2019 study in the Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science journal, more than 32 percent of the world’s population has myopia, otherwise known…

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…

A guide to good eye health

A guide to good eye health As a general rule, we tend to take best care of the parts of the body we can see. We wash our hair religiously, brush our teeth without compromise, bathe our skin in moisturiser, relax our muscles when they are sore. Of course, this makes a lot of sense; it’s difficult to maintain something that’s hidden behind layers and layers of tissue (or clothes). Vital organs like our livers and intestines don’t make an appearance…

The incredible vision of a south-east African tribe

The incredible vision of a south-east African tribe Our vision adapts to the world we live in. But natural evolution can only move so fast, and there’s no limit to the speed at which the world can change. So, when in just a few generations the average person’s day shifts from spending hours out in wide-open spaces, full of natural light, different colours and contrasts, and moving objects at varying distances, to sitting in an office in a city and…

What do your eyes reveal about who you are?

What do your eyes reveal about who you are? Everyone has heard the saying “the eyes are the windows to the soul”. It’s been so overused in advertising and daily speech that it’s almost lost all meaning. But like most cliches, there’s a reason it has stuck around in the public consciousness. Mentioned in the bible in Matthew 6 22-23, and being very similar to proverbs in several languages, such as the French, ‘Les yeux sont le miroir de l’dme’, “The…