In fact, this is very far from the truth and a healthy balanced diet can do wonders for your eyesight.

Nutrients which are eye-friendly can be found in many fruit and vegetables.  Fatty acids, derived from fish nuts and some oils, can help protect your eyesight.  Vitamins B and E will help protect against cataracts while omega-3 fish oil can help maintain healthy blood vessels inside the eye.

In addition, research has shown that eating just one portion of fish a week can reduce your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by up to 40%.

It pays to keep an eye on your weight too.  A body mass index (BMI) of 30+ can double your risk of suffering AMD and is believed to significantly increase your chances of developing cataracts.

There are numerous dietary supplements on the market but little evidence that they benefit eye health.  They may be helpful for people already experiencing AMD however.

Improving your fitness can prove to be beneficial.  Aerobic exercise increases oxygen supply to the optic nerve and can reduce pressure built up around the eye.  Reducing this pressure can help with conditions such as glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

So the conclusion is that a healthy balanced diet that is good for your body is also good for your eyes.  To really boost your eye health enjoy a diet rich in spinach, kale, tuna and eggs.

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