Anti-reflective coatings are one of the most important choices you can make when choosing your lenses. They reduce the amount glare or reflections that you normally experience with standard untreated lenses.
You may find it hard to believe that fat is essential to your health, but it’s true. Without fat, our bodies can’t function properly. And without the proper kinds of fats in our diet, our eye health also may suffer.
Many people with eye conditions such as glaucoma or even conjunctivitis are treated with eye drop or eye ointments, sometimes the condition may require both. Despite their widespread use, many have trouble with their administration.
Traditional treatment for amblyopia or ‘lazy’ eye as it is often referred to, involves wearing an eye patch over the strong eye to force the weak eye to work harder. This method has proven effective for children, but new research has revealed that this may not be the ideal approach as the condition often reoccurs when the patch is removed.
McBride and McCreesh Opticians are constantly striving to offer our patients exceptional value in contact lenses.
Protecting your eyes from the winter sun is vital, no matter what your winter sport is. Ultra violet rays reflected off the snow are said to be approximately 100 times higher than normal UV radiation, meaning that your eyes are at risk of damage from the sun whilst you are skiing, snowboarding, mountain climbing etc. UV radiation (UVA and UVB) can cause damage to the surface tissues of the eye, cornea and lens causing cataract and corneal problems. Therefore, it is vital to protect your eyes.
Dry eye syndrome is a long-term eye condition that can have a significant impact on your quality of life, affecting your daily activities such as reading, driving and using your computer etc. In recent years, there have been advancements in the treatment available for dry eye syndrome thus reducing pain and discomfort, consequently improving quality of life.
U2 frontman Bono recently revealed that he has had the eye condition glaucoma for the past 20 years. He is not alone, as it affects approximately two in every 100 people over the age of 40.
Varifocals can be described as reading and distance optical prescriptions combined in to one lens. The lenses have a measured change in strength from the top to the bottom, facilitating clear vision at all distances with the added convenience of only needing one pair of glasses.
Research by the University of Wisconsin has indicated that those who consumed alcohol, but had less than one drink per week, were 49% less likely to develop vision problems within a 20-year period, compared to those who never drank.