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What are dry eyes? Dry eyes occur when your tear glands don’t produce enough tears to lubricate your eyes. This condition can be uncomfortable and painful. It can be caused by both medical and environmental factors. What is dry eye syndrome? Dry eye syndrome is a general term used to […]

Home Remedies for Dry Eyes


During the winter, light levels in general can be low. Many people find it more of a struggle to see clearly especially during these months. Insufficient task lighting can mean everything is more difficult. You can improve things considerably by having an eye test and ensuring you have the right […]

Do I Need Glasses?


Digital eye strain is visual discomfort experienced as symptoms of dry eyes, irritation, fatigue which can also lead to blurred vision, watery eyes and headaches. On average the population spend more than 6 hours a day behind a visual screen from tablets, laptops and television at close range. Many begin […]

Digital Eye Strain In Young Adults




Buying cheap “off the peg” ready-made reading glasses may damage your eyesight according to research carried out by ‘Which’ consumer magazine which reveals that the majority of self-prescribed glasses affect health. Independent research In their research, ‘Which’ checked 18 pairs of glasses from high street stores and they found problems […]

Can Cheap Glasses Affect Health?


Macula degeneration (AMD) is a condition that affects the central part of the vision. The part we use to look at things directly. It can occur gradually (dry type) or suddenly (wet type). Key facts: Mainly affects people over 60, but can occur sooner. Most common cause of sight loss […]

Macula Degeneration





Glaucoma is a family of diseases, which causes retinal nerve death. There is no accepted definition of Glaucoma due to the different aspect of the disease. Factors which cause or contribute to Glaucoma are varied. One factor that has a very strong link to the progression of Glaucoma is Interocular […]

Glaucoma




How would you know if your child had a vision problem? Children are not always able to communicate if they cannot see colours properly or if one eye is weaker than the other. Or even if they find it difficult to read due to their vision. Some of these problems […]

Childrens Eye Care


NHS funded sight tests are available for the groups below. NHS contributions to spectacles are subject to receiving certain benefits. If you are on low income and are not in receipt of the benefits below, you can come to the practice and pick up a HC form to fill and […]

NHS Entitlement