Understanding Optic Neuritis

22 May 2017
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Optic neuritis is an inflammatory condition that occurs when the protective sheath around your optic nerve is damaged. The optic nerve, which is responsible for transferring nerve signals from the retina at the back of your eye to your brain for processing, becomes inflamed and you experience visual changes. There are a number of possible reasons damage can occur to the protective sheath, known as the myelin, including ocular herpes, toxins from tobacco and alcohol consumption, sinusitis and underlying neurological and autoimmune conditions, such as multiple sclerosis. Read More 

Dealing with Eyestrain Caused By Digital Devices

17 March 2017
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The modern world is full of digital devices. It is not uncommon for people to spend many hours a day looking at computer screens in the office, tablets at home and mobile phones when on the move. All of this screen time can have a significant impact on the health of your eyes. Below is a guide which will help you to understand and combat the effects of eyestrain. The Impact of Digital Eyestrain Read More 

A guide to cataract surgery

13 March 2017
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The term 'cataract' is used by medical professionals to describe a clouding of the eye's lens. This issue is the result of protein in the lens forming clumps. Read on to learn more about the surgical treatment used to address this condition. What is the purpose of cataract surgery? The primary aim of cataract surgery is to extract the lens that has developed a cataract and put an artificial one in its place. Read More 

How to Find the Best Optometrist for Your Autistic Child

9 March 2017
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Did you know that children with learning disabilities are 28 times more likely to have serious problems with their vision? This statistic is alarming enough on its own, but it's even more concerning when you note that almost 40% of the children assessed in the study had never had an eye exam before. One of the reasons that children with learning disabilities like autism aren't accessing needed optometric care is because it's difficult for parents to find the right optometrist to treat their child. Read More 

Eye Problems And Menopause: Two Signs An Optometrist Appointment Is On Your Horizon

18 January 2016
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Hot flushes, weight gain and mood swings are all symptoms of menopause that women hope will not strike them. As you age, however, you may not be aware that certain eye conditions can present themselves when menopause time begins to creep around. The body goes through a significant amount of change during the menopause years, and you must be aware of variations in your vision so you can seek the advice of your optometrist when the need arises. Read More