Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducted two major medical studies with more than 100,000 men and women over a period of twenty-eight years.  All the subjects were aged 40 and over and none of them had glaucoma at the commencement of the study.

During the period of research everyone received eye checks every two years.  A total of 1,483 people developed primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), the most common form of glaucoma.  When researchers studied the diets of those involved they found a marked similarity amongst those who did not develop POAG.

These people ate more leafy greens in their diets, such as spinach and kale.  In fact it was established that the people who ate a lot of leafy vegetables had a 40 to 50% lower chance of developing POAG.

It is thought that glaucoma impairs the blood flow to the optic nerve while nitric oxide helps regulate the flow.  Leafy greens contain high levels of nitrates so eating them may help the blood flow.

As to just how much you should eat, the subjects were found to have consumed an average of 1.5 servings per day, about one and a half cups.  
Now I am not suggesting that eating spinach is a cure for glaucoma but it seems as though it may help with prevention.

We are now open and ready to see you once again … 

 

Many thanks for bearing with us while we had to temporarily suspend some of our usual services.

We hope that you and your family are well following the Coronavirus crisis.

 

We’ve made some changes …

In order to keep you safe and ensure your visit to us is a comfortable and convenient as possible, we have made some changes to the practice.

Full details are listed below but one thing that will never change, is our determination to deliver you fantastic eyecare in a warm and friendly environment.

Please be assured that the health, safety and well being of you, our wonderful patients and our fantastic staff, are paramount.

Please take a few minutes to read the following changes that we have made for your safely, comfort and convenience.

 

Before you arrive …

✓ Please book your appointment online or by phone

✓ Bring a mask (we have supplies if you don’t have one)

✓ Bring your own pen

✓ Arrive on time (not too early)

✓ Come alone (or you can come with 1 other person)

✓ The optician may call you to discuss any individual needs

✓ Bring a complete list of medication and your most recent prescription if you have it 

 

When you arrive ….

✓ The door will be locked – don’t worry we will let you in

✓ Your temperature will be taken

✓ You will need to sanitise your hands

✓ You will need to put on your mask

✓ You may need to put on gloves

✓ We will ensure you have social distancing

✓ We have placed some dividing screens in various areas

✓ Our practice staff will be wearing PPE

✓ All spectacle frames are fully sanitised between use

 

After Care …

✓ We will book an appointment for you

✓ We can post your spectacles to you

✓ We can arrange a home visit if preferred

 

Our new extra cleaning regime includes …

✓ Deep cleaning of practice daily

✓ All equipment sanitised between patients

✓ All spectacle frames triple sanitised

✓ Controlled process throughout

 

Any questions, please just call us and we’d be happy to explain.

01452 410494