Eye Care

Pre-school vision screening not the same as a comprehensive eye examination

10th August 2017

Pre-school vision screening should not negate the need for a comprehensive pre-school eye examination. In Scotland, we are fortunate that all children receive a Pre-School Orthoptic Vision Screenin...

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Back to school eye examination

04th August 2017

Is your child ready for the new term? New shoes? School bag? Pencil case? Eye examination? Most children assume that the way they see is normal so you cannot rely on them to tell you if things are wr...

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Make time to protect your vision

08th May 2017

A recent survey found that around 10 million Brits are at risk of losing their sight because they “can’t be bothered” going for an eye examination. Testament to the importance of having regul...

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Your child’s first eye examination – what to expect

06th April 2017

We’ve seen many posts on social media recently where parents are asking what they can expect in their child’s first eye examination, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to let you know what ...

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Our festive opening hours and contact lens re-ordering

15th December 2016

Opening hours Please note our festive opening hours below. Should you have an eye care emergency, you can call our main line 0131 225 2235 and listen to the answering machine where you will be prov...

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Eye infections – make your optometrist your first port of call

07th December 2016

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. Infect...

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Blue light: is it harming my vision?

20th October 2016

What is it and why is it important? The visible light that our eyes can see is composed of a spectrum of colours, just like a rainbow. Sunlight consists of the entire spectrum of light so we are ex...

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Act now to protect the future health of your eyes

19th September 2016

Today we welcome David Cartwright, Chair National Eye Health Week, as a guest on our blog to mark the start of the week, raising awareness of the importance of taking care of your eyes and ...

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Cleaning and caring for your contact lenses: A refresher

12th September 2016

Cleaning and caring for your soft contact lenses: A refresher Many of our patients have had contact lenses for decades and they give them little consideration on a daily basis. Contact lenses give so...

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High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, cancers and now potentially Parkinsons… An eye examination is so much more than a test of your vision

21st August 2016

A new study shows promising signs that in the future an eye examination will be able to identify the early stages of Parkinson’s disease.   Researchers have identified that changes in the sha...

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