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Eye squints

Eye squints

Often prevalent and diagnosed in childhood, a squint, also known by the medical term Strabismus, is where the eyes appear to look in opposing direc...

The Gift of Good Vision

The Gift of Good Vision

The Christmas season is upon us and so we turn to what gifts we can give family and friends. As we live in an ever more thoughtful society, the foc...

Misusing your contact lenses

Misusing your contact lenses

For many of us, the transition from wearing glasses to contact lenses is a life changing moment. The ability to leave something that improves eyesi...

What happens with a detached retina?

What happens with a detached retina?

One of the more serious of the commonly known eye complaints, if you have a detached retina, it is time to take immediate action. A detached retina...

Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a word that you have probably heard many times when it comes to the eye area, yet do you actually know what it is and what symptoms it ...

Cataracts – what are they?

Cataracts – what are they?

So, we’ve heard the word many times, and we know that cataracts are associated with the eyes, but do we actually know what cataracts are? Here’s th...

What is a good age for children to start wearing contact lenses?

What is a good age for children to start wearing contact lenses?

For many young people, wearing glasses is a necessary part of life that despite initial protests and doubts, becomes the normal, with the ability t...

Top Tips for Healthy Wearing of Contact Lenses

Top Tips for Healthy Wearing of Contact Lenses

When you are considering changing from glasses use to contact lenses in order to correct your eyesight issues, for many it can seem an extremely da...

What are varifocals?

What are varifocals?

If you are one of those people who are continually grabbing the wrong pair of glasses for the wrong purpose, then it may be time to consider if var...

Looking after eyes when the heat is on

Looking after eyes when the heat is on

With the current hot temperatures letting us experience being outside in the sun without the need for a far-flung holiday for once, it is very temp...

From plus to minus - just what does your eyesight prescription mean?

From plus to minus - just what does your eyesight prescription mean?

Are you confused and intrigued as to what that row of numbers on your glasses prescription means? Well here is the specs123 guide to making sense o...

Looking after your eyes

Looking after your eyes

Whilst our friendly and informative optician is the professional to visit in order to protect our vision and optimise our sight capability, unfort...