3D OCT vs Retinal Photography

20 long years ago in 1995 I spent £45,000 on the UK’s first retinal camera and since then every patient has been screened free at least once a year. The retinal camera was an advancement because it allows the Optometrist to see 60% of the retinal surface in ‘one view’ whilst peering into the eye … Continue reading “3D OCT vs Retinal Photography”

The Great Contact Lens Deception

Sadly the majority of our new patients come to us for a second opinion having failed elsewhere! Often, the reason for failure is that the previous Optician only fitted one or two ‘off the peg’ branded contact lenses which simply don’t suit everyone – this is why our specialisation is so important! The vast majority … Continue reading “The Great Contact Lens Deception”

Night time contact lenses stop children becoming short-sighted

A recent article in the Daily Telegraph highlights the benefits of Ortho-K lenses for children to stop the progression of myopia or short-sightedness from an early age. Results of a recent study showed that children who had been fitted with Ortho-K overnight contact lenses showed no change to their vision over a period of 3 … Continue reading “Night time contact lenses stop children becoming short-sighted”

Google Test Smart Contact Lens

Google has developed a ‘smart’ device to be fitted within the matrix of a Soft Contact Lens which monitors the glucose levels in diabetics. It may even include a flashing LED as a warning signal! Needless to say, as top specialists in custom lenses, the CLP has registered an interest in this research with Google & … Continue reading “Google Test Smart Contact Lens”

Times article highlights dangers to eyesight

A recent article in The Times has highlighted the dangers facing the nation’s eyesight due to an ageing population and unhealthy lifestyles. It has also brought to light the worrying fact that one in three people fail to get their eyes tested regularly. A recent article in The Times has highlighted the dangers facing the … Continue reading “Times article highlights dangers to eyesight”