Your Guide To Wearing Contact Lenses This Winter

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Winter can take a toll on your eyes, especially if you wear contact lenses.  Cold weather outdoors, combined with central heating and increased screen time conspire to dry out the air. This dries out your lenses, resulting in irritation, discomfort and eye strain. But you don’t have to dread the colder months – dry eyes … Continue reading “Your Guide To Wearing Contact Lenses This Winter”

The Horror Of Cheap Halloween Contact Lenses

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Cat eyes, red eyes, blackout eyes… Halloween contact lenses can be a spook-tacular addition to your costume.  Coloured contact lenses usually mimic the appearance of the iris for a natural look, but Halloween contact lenses come in many extraordinary guises, featuring supernatural colours and elongated pupils for a dragon-like stare. So, whether you’re adding dramatic … Continue reading “The Horror Of Cheap Halloween Contact Lenses”

National Eye Health Week UK: How to Care for Your Contacts

Whether you wear daily disposables or extended-wear lenses, every pair of contact lenses requires some TLC. So, to mark National Eye Health Week UK (24th – 30th September) the team at The Contact Lens Practice is on a mission to educate our patients on how to care for your contact lenses. To launch our campaign, … Continue reading “National Eye Health Week UK: How to Care for Your Contacts”

Can Coloured Contact Lenses Help With Visual Dyslexia?

Over 16% of the British population is affected by dyslexia, including famous faces such as Richard Branson, John Lennon, Keira Knightley, Jamie Oliver and Holly Willoughby. The common learning disorder affects areas of the brain that process language and primarily manifests in difficulty reading. Undiagnosed adults and children can experience words jumping around the page, … Continue reading “Can Coloured Contact Lenses Help With Visual Dyslexia?”

Walter and Herbert Eyewear: The Perfect Summer Companion

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In 1946, two optical entrepreneurs – Walter Conway and Herbert Thorn – faced a problem.  Post-wartime eyewear was uncomfortable and cumbersome, with time-consuming manufacturing processes driving prices beyond the reach of ordinary British citizens.  So the pair set out on a mission to develop innovative technologies that would ultimately leave an indelible mark on the … Continue reading “Walter and Herbert Eyewear: The Perfect Summer Companion”

Ortho-K for Kids

Here at The Contact Lens Practice we offer overnight correction contact lenses otherwise known as Ortho-K, however did you know that these lenses can be used by children and teenagers? In fact, it’s one of the most convenient and safest ways to correct vision in children and teenagers with myopia (short sightedness). What is Ortho-K? … Continue reading “Ortho-K for Kids”

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”