2014

Blindness feared more than Alzheimer’s

15th December 2014

Research out from the RNIB has found that adults in the UK are more afraid of losing their sight than any other age-related health condition. The survey of over 2000 people found nearly half (44%) fea...

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Omega-3: your eyes’ best friend

01st December 2014

The world of dietary supplements is a confusing one. Every day we are told by numerous companies that they have THE perfect supplement for all our health needs. It is unsurprising that now many are t...

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Eye Infections – seek the right treatment

01st December 2014

As we enter the winter months, many will be stocking up on tissues, vitamins and cold remedies. Unfortunately with these nasty bugs comes the increased chance of picking up an eye infection. Infectio...

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Are your eyes roadworthy?

01st December 2014

In light of recent research Ian was asked on to BBC Radio Scotland’s John Beattie Show to discuss driving and vision. One of the statistics that stood out for us was that a worrying one in eight d...

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GPs lack confidence when dealing with major eye conditions

01st December 2014

A recent survey found that GPs lack confidence in diagnosing major eye conditions. The survey found that just one third of the GPs questioned were confident in diagnosing symptoms or signs of age-re...

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When a deal isn’t a good deal

01st December 2014

After a frantic weekend of shopping for many, which kicked off with Black Friday, hoards of people have taken the quest for a deal to extremes. Now as we enter Cyber Monday, there appears to be little...

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Donald Cameron receives Lifetime Achievement Award

01st December 2014

We are delighted to announce that former managing director, Donald Cameron, has been awarded the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Association of Optometrists (AOP) Awards ceremony, which took p...

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Thinner, lighter lenses for less

01st December 2014

Thinner is usually considered preferable when it comes to lenses. We are offering an ‘index upgrade’ on all Nikon lenses until the end of December 2014. The index is the density of the lens and...

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Smartphone scanner seeks to reduce preventable blindness

26th November 2014

Since the launch of the first portable eye examination kit in 2013, many poorer countries have used it to great effect, diagnosing eye conditions in remote areas. The organisation behind it, Peek Reti...

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Changing to Avastin could save NHS £100m a year

25th November 2014

The drug Avastin has been in the newscalling for its use in the UK in a bid to save millions each year. Popular in the US, Avastin is used for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ...

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