Have you ever been fed up with wearing spectacles and feel they restrict your life somehow? We have heard many people call their glasses as “scaffolding” on their face and lots of spectacle wearers hate the weight on their nose and also having red, sore marks on their noses from wearing them. Imagine playing sport not worrying about having a restricted field of view or them falling off. Even that ideal situation of going to an important social function but not having to hide
“I’ve been told that if I get glasses, my eyes will become dependent on them” This is a something we hear all the time and so, for the benefit of you dear readers, it’s time for a quick analogy. Imagine a world before the washing machine. Having to wash everything by hand in a tub, the rubbing and the soap making your hands sore. Then having to run it through a mangle to get rid of most of the water by turning the handle and making your arms and back ache. It’s hard work, b
Driving is essential for many of us for our daily lives whether it is driving to work or for social use. A range of vision standards apply for different driving licences. Our qualified optometrists will check your eyesight using various techniques and will advise if it is in-line with the applicable DVLA vision standards. There are three main areas assessed which are listed below.
You must be able to read a car number plate registered after 1st September 2001 from 20 metres
If I had a fiver every time someone asked me this question over 20 plus years of contact lens fitting experience I would have been off to the Bahamas a long time ago! The question however is not so clear cut, there are many considerations when someone first presents for a contact lens consultation. Not only whether they are suitable for contact lenses per say but which type, which material, which disinfecting system, which modality. The list goes on and not forgetting which