Category: Health

6 Steps To Protect Your Eyes This Summer

Whether you’re soon going to be soaking up the sun on a beach abroad or you’re making the most of the weather here at home, it’s important to take the time to look after your eyes this summer. We are very aware of the importance of using sun cream to protect our skin, but it’s… Read More

Glaucoma Week 2018

11 – 17 March 2018 marks World Glaucoma Week, designed to highlight the importance of having regular eye tests that can help diagnose glaucoma in its early stages. Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions where the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain becomes damaged. In its early stages, glaucoma doesn’t tend… Read More

Smoking: How can it affect your vision?

Many people are aware that smoking can be bad for their overall health, but did you know that smoking can affect your sight? According to research, smokers are up to four times more likely than non-smokers to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Age-related macular degeneration affects the central part of your vision and can make… Read More

8 Top Tips For Healthy Eyes

We all know that it can be difficult to cover everything when it comes to taking care of your health and wellbeing, but looking after your vision doesn’t need to be scary or complicated. We’ve put together some tips for taking care of your eyes.   Have regular eye tests It is recommended that you… Read More

Diabetes and Eye Health

Whilst not everyone who has diabetes is likely to develop an eye condition, it is important to have regular eye tests and diabetic retinal screenings. This is because diabetes can affect vision in multiple ways, but it is reassuring to know that most diabetic problems that affect sight can be managed if treatment is undertaken… Read More

Blue Light and Eye Health

We know how important it is to protect our eyes from UV rays, but what about the effects of blue light rays? What is blue light? Sunlight, or white light, is made of a spectrum of different coloured light rays with different wavelengths. Light rays with longer wavelengths carry smaller amounts of energy, and shorter… Read More

Retinoblastoma Awareness Week

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) has launched the ‘Look Sharp for Rb’ campaign this year to coincide with Retinoblastoma Awareness Week. Retinoblastoma (Rb) is a form of eye cancer that almost exclusively affects children under the age of six. Although around one child is diagnosed with Rb in the UK every week, CHECT’s recent… Read More