Eye Services

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What An Eye Test Can Detect

According to a 2010 survey by Mintel, 1 in 5 adults admit to either rarely having an eye test or never having one at all. For many people an eye test can be a distraction; if you don’t think you need glasses then why bother going to see an optician? However, this doesn’t tell the full story and an eye test can reveal much more about your health than just your eyesight. An eye test […]

Eyecare Services

Eye Conditions

Most people value their vision over any other sense. About 80% of all the information from the world around us comes through our eyes so loosing it would impact our lives greatly. Unlike a toothache, problems in the eyes can go undetected and it can sometimes be too late to make things better. The sensitive nerves in the retina are made of the same stuff as brain cells. Once you loose them , they don't [...]
Children should have a sight test yearly

Childrens Eye Care

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 can have an adverse effect on their schooling and even their choice of profession later in life. The good news is that all of these […]

NHS Entitlement

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 send. 1. Aged 60 or over 2. Aged under 16 3. Aged 16,17 or 18 in full time education 4. Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma […]

Tear Film Clinic

The tear film clinic covers all tear film abnormalities from dry eyes to watery eyes. We take referrals from local GPs in the areas of Northolt, Greenford, Ealing, Hillingdon, Harrow and further afield. Tear film abnormalities can cause a number of problems from dry eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) to watery eyes (epiphora). The causes are multifactorial. The following are some factors that can cause or contribute towards dry eyes: Medication Smoking Hormones Dietary deficiency Dry/ dusty […]