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Category: Featured

Colour Blindness – You might Not Know You Have it!
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Colour Blindness – You might Not Know You Have it!

Not many people are fully examined for colour blindness, so it’s not surprising that some people can be partially colour blind and not know it – remember that red and green lights in traffic signals are in different positions on the pole, so colour isn’t always as important as it seems. The use of the […]

Cataracts are a Normal Part of Life
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Cataracts are a Normal Part of Life

A cataract on your eye doesn’t mean that you have contracted some kind of disease or other, nor does it mean that you have developed some kind of cancerous growth. Cataracts are normal, and you can do something about them. Saying that “cataracts are normal” really means that they occur as part of the ageing […]

Eye Surgery
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Are You Contemplating Laser Eye Surgery?

If you are contemplating laser eye surgery to correct your eyesight, or maybe someone you know is, there are questions that would inevitably spring to mind. The first would be “what are the risks involved?” People might be happy to have a tooth capped at the dentist, or a knee reconstructed to keep on playing […]

Optometrist
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Optometrists, Opticians,Optical Dispensers, Orthoptists and Ophthalmologists – What’s the Difference?

There could be an occasion when you would use the services of all the “O”s in the optical world in one day: “I came back from a check-up after recent eye surgery by my Ophthalmologist.  Working for the Ophthalmologist was an Orthoptist, who checked my vision and measured my pressure for the Ophthalmologist.  I then […]

Red Eye
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How Come You’ve Got a Red Eye?

It can be very annoying to have a red eye (or worse still two red eyes) and to have people look at you quizzically for a moment before saying exactly what you know they are about to say “How come you’ve got a red eye?” Occasionally an eye will show blood (which you may not […]

Glaucoma
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Glaucoma – It Can Creep Up On You!

Don’t think that just because you are young and have perfect 20/20 vision that you can’t contract (or even already have) glaucoma. Glaucoma is an insidious disease that damages the optic nerve, so much so that if left untreated it leads to blindness – the good news is that it is largely preventable and can […]