Opticians

Independent opticians rated best

The latest Which? survey once again shows that independent opticians are the best places to have your eyes tested and to buy glasses. Which? has repeated its survey of 8,465 members (last carried out in 2014) to reveal 2016’s best and worst places to have your eyes tested and buy glasses. Independent opticians once again topped the table with an overall customer rating of 87%, ahead of all the national big-brand names and supermarkets. Those members who were customers of…

Spectacles

Night Driving Glasses

According to RoSPA, 40% of road collisions happen in the dark. The biggest problems are low levels of contrast and dazzle. As winter nights start to draw in, it’s especially important to make sure that you are prepared and to minimise the risks.  There is lots of poor advice out there, and various products on sale which claim to improve your vision when driving at night. Do you know if yellow–tinted lenses are the answer? Or blue interior lights?  To help cut through…

Contact Lenses

1 Day Acuvue TruEye contact lenses

Johnson & Johnson have recently released the first silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lens. It combines the health and convenience of a daily disposable lens with the oxygen delivery and comfort benefits of an entirely new silicone hydrogel material. TruEye also offers the best UV protection in its class. Now available in 8.5 and 9.0 fittings, with an extended power range of 6.00 to -12.00. Trial fittings are available at both our Branches.

Contact Lenses

Bausch and Lomb

Bausch and Lomb have released their successful soft mutifocal contact lens in Purevision material. This unique material allows a natural amount of oxygen to the eyes, while helping to prevent protein build-up. Currently available in powers ranging from 6.00 to -10.00 with reading adds up to 2.50. Trial Multifocal fittings are available at both our Masons Avenue and Holborn Practices.

Contact Lenses

Orthokeratology confirmed as 100% reversible

A recent Japanese study investigated the residual effects of Orthokeratology contact lenses on the cornea after 1 years wear. Orthokeratology contact lenses are tailor made for each eye to eliminate myopia up to -4.50D by the re-shaping of the corneal profile. In every case the effects were completely reversible, resulting in the same quality of vision,spectacle prescription and level of corrected distance detail seen prior to lens wear. Orthokeratology trial fittings are available at our Masons Avenue branch.

Contact Lenses

Worlds First Silicone Hydrgel 1 Day disposable Toric Contact Lens

British Company, Sauflon, have released the Clatiti 1 day disposable toric contact lens made from silicone hydrogel material. Currently available for myopia up to -8.00D and astigmatism up to -1.25D, this lens complements their award winning Clariti spherical silicone hydrogel contact lens. Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are currently the healthiest available, allowing increased oxygen transmission to the cornea, resulting in greater comfort and longer wearing times.

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Outdoor Life ‘reduces myopia’

A recent paper presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology reported that time spent outdoors reduced the likelyhood of children developing short sight. Analysing the results from 10,000 children and adolecents, it was shown that for every additional hour spent ourdoors, the chance of developing short sight reduced by 2.7% A similar Chinese study of children who are already short sighted, showed that those who spent less time at close work and more time outdoors, had a significantly reduced increase…

Contact Lenses

Diabetics to benefit from new contact lens technology

Diabetics may soon be able to wear contact lenses that continuously alert them to variations in their glucose levels, by changing colour. Developed by Prof. Jin Zhang at the University of Western Ontario, the lenses contain nanoparticles that react with glucose molecules in the tears to show variation in colour.