You feel your eyes are healthy and you can see clearly, so you are probably thinking I don’t need an eye test… Well just as your car needs an MOT and service every year, regardless of whether you feel your car needs it or not, your eyes do need an eye test. In fact, even if you don’t feel any discomfort and your sight seems clear then your eyes should STILL be examined every 2 years at least. Many conditions can manifest which may not be picked up unless an eye test is perfor
It is now quite common for children of around 7 or 8 years old, or even younger, to start wearing contact lenses part time - giving them freedom from glasses to enjoy activities such as horse riding, dancing, rugby or football to the fullest and often improving their confidence. Daily disposable contact lenses are ideal as they are really comfortable and it's reassuring to know that a fresh sterile pair will be used every time. They are made from a smooth soft gel that allows
We all have unique vision correction needs with varying degrees of near or far sightedness and astigmatism. Today’s lenses are built around your prescription and the way you live to give you a personalised view through your eyeglasses. Here’s the rundown.
Single Vision lenses are one power from edge to edge. These lenses are typically prescribed to correct for near sightedness, far sightedness and astigmatism. They're the most common type of prescription lens. They are av
There are two general types of contact lenses: hard and soft. The hard lenses most commonly used today are rigid, gas-permeable lenses (RGP for short). They are made of plastics and other materials such as silicone or fluoropolymers. Hard lenses hold their shape, yet allow the free flow of oxygen through the lenses to the cornea. RGP lenses may be the best choice when the cornea has enough astigmatism (is shaped like a rugby ball instead of a football) that a soft lens will n