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Migraines

Migraines, stress and your vision

We all know stress can be bad for our health - but have you ever stopped to think about how it affects your vision? This article was prompted after our lead optometrist, Sue, saw a lady in her consulting room who had been experiencing visual disturbances and severe headaches. Despite a thorough examination, Sue couldn't find any reason why the lady was suffering so much. However - because we always allow an hour for your eye examination appointment, Sue had plenty of time to chat with the lady about what else could be causing the problem. It turns out that...
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summer protection for eyes

Keep your eyes comfortable this summer

Long sunny days, alfresco living, blooming gardens, beach days, and outdoor sports – summer is a wonderful time of the year, but it also means extra protection is needed to keep your eyes healthy and comfortable. As we all stock up on sun cream to protect our skin from the elements and fun of summer, we don’t always take such good care of our eyes, even though our eyes are ten times more sensitive to UV than our skin. UV radiation is higher in the summer, even on cloudy days, so it is important to protect your eyes whenever you’re...
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eye health and parkinson's

Eye Health and Parkinson’s

Whilst the movement symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease are widely recognised and associated with the disease, non-motor complications are less documented. People with Parkinson’s often experience problems with their eyes and vision – factors which can be helped with regular sight tests to support good eye health. There are several ways in which Parkinson’s and other chronic conditions can affect the eyes and vision, but by establishing regular monitoring and checks with an experienced optometrist the symptoms can be alleviated and managed. How Parkinson’s can affect the eyes Parkinson's is a disease caused by a loss of nerve cells in part...
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World Glaucoma Week 2022

World Glaucoma Week runs from 6th to 12th March 2022 and aims to highlight the impact of Glaucoma across the world. Glaucoma is the world's leading preventable cause of irreversible blindness, affecting around 78 million people around the world. Do you have a family history of Glaucoma? A family history of Glaucoma increases your risk of developing the condition which is often completely asymptomatic until it becomes more advanced. While there's no cure, regular check-ups will help identify the earliest signs. The best advice we can give is never skip your eye health check up. Check ups are increasingly important...
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