About Me
Looking After Your Eyes

Hello, my name is Vern and this is my new blog. I have just been fitted with a set of new glasses and I am so happy with them and so pleased that I can now see well enough to type on my computer, that I decided to start this blog in order to celebrate. I had been putting off going for an eye test for many years. It was foolish, I know. But I was worried about what was actually involved. It turns out that I had absolutely nothing to worry about. The optometrist was a great guy and the testing was straight forward and pain free.


5 Simple Tips to Help Reduce Eye Strain

23 October 2017
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Eye strain is a prevalent problem in the modern world. A lot of people are sleep deprived and dehydrated and spend their days staring at phone, computer, and television screens. On top of that, many forget to visit the optometrist in order to get their eyes checked and receive an up-to-date prescription for corrective lenses. You can do yourself a big favour and reduce the amount of strain you put on your eyes by following the 5 simple tips below: Read More …

Therapy for a lazy eye

19 September 2017
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Amblyopia, commonly referred to as lazy eye, implies reduced or blurred vision in one eye in contrast to the other. This eye condition is as a result of the brain favouring one eye and refusing to use the other eye. Since the eye is 'turned off', clear vision becomes a problem in the lazy eye. It is important for parents to schedule visits to an optometrist to have their children's eyes examined as early as possible so that possible vision problems, such as amblyopia, can be detected and treated much sooner. Read More …

Preparing for Cataract Surgery: 3 Things to Consider

19 September 2017
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If your cataract surgery has been scheduled, your doctor will of course talk you through each stage of the process. Some aspects of preparing for your surgery can only be done by you, and there are three key things you need to consider. 1. Blood Thinning Agents You need to be cautious about ingesting anything that might thin your blood. This can hinder your recovery after cataract surgery. So this means that you might need to abstain from alcohol in the days leading up to your surgery. Read More …

4 Signs You Need A Eye Exam

11 September 2017
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The eyes are one of the most sensitive and complex organs in the human body. There are a number of conditions which can affect the health of your eyes and your ability to see clearly. Some of these conditions are relatively minor and related to old age. However, others are more serious. To maintain good eye health, it is important that you understand the signs that you need to book an appointment with an optometrist. Read More …

Understanding The Four Main Components Of An Eye Test

28 August 2017
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When you visit your optometrist for an eye test, they will use a combination of specialist equipment and testing procedures to check the health of your eyes. The structure of your eyes will be assessed, and your visual ability will be measured, so understanding what procedures your optometrist employs to evaluate your eyes can help you understand the results of your test. Here's an overview of the four main components of a standard eye test: Read More …