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AVAIL OF OUR LIMITED OFFER OF A FREE UPGRADE TO AN ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING From the early days of purely glass lenses to the advanced materials we use now, the technology in prescription lenses is constantly improving. If you wear glasses, your lenses are the window to...

AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION Age-Related Macular Degeneration (commonly referred to as AMD) is the leading cause of sight loss for those aged over 50 in Ireland.Over 7,000 new cases of Age-Related Macular Degeneration are diagnosed every year in Ireland, often at a stage when damage has already been...

Hay fever and its ocular effects, Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis(SAC). Hay fever affects many people to varying degrees, with symptoms from a mild itch to full blown red eye, oedema (swelling) lacrimation (watering) and the common nasal problems such as runny nose and sneezing. It generally begins in...

Symptoms can include: Itchy, dry eyes Stinging or burning eyes Foreign body sensation Redness Excessive tearing Blurry vision Causes can include: Hormonal changes - Ageing, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause can alter hormones Medications - Many medications decrease tear production (see side effects) Medical conditions -- Systemic diseases, such as...

Everyone should have at least one decent pair of sunglasses, and be prepared for sunny days. They don’t only make you look a lot cooler, but they’re also a form of protective eyewear. Sunglasses have been popular as a fashion accessory since the 1940s, so...

Visual field loss is where a person is unable to see or detect images outside their central vision. The loss in visual field can be in the upper or lower fields or in the side fields. It can also mean loss of the central field of vision. Very...

As with effects on the skin, the various incoming sun rays penetrate the eye to different depths. While UVB is fully absorbed by the cornea, UVA passes through these surface layers to the lens. Adverse effects of UV damage on the eye can cause; cataracts, AMD and...

In this post, we outline some of the factors which suggest you need an eye test. It is important that all children of pre-school and school going age and in particular children with a family history of lazy eyes, squint, strabismus or with any of these...