The BBC has reported that a smartphone app has been developed which could bring much-needed eye care to those in need in the remotest parts of the world.

The Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek) uses the camera of a portable phone to scan an eye’s lens for cataracts.

It's true – the Vision Centre provide hearing tests, as well as providing first class eye care.

The process begins with an examination of your ears. Some hearing problems are the result of build-up of wax deposits or another medical condition. If we feel this is the case then we will refer you to your medical practitioner for treatment.

If you are considering visiting an optician for the first time, or your prescription has altered since your last visit, you may want a brief rundown of the three main lens options available to you.

Option 1
Single Vision Lenses. These lenses are, as the name indicates, suitable if just a single aspect of your sight needs correction. They are therefore used for people with either short or long sight.

Well at last it seems like summer is finally here. However, the good weather can bring its own problems for the health of our eyes. Here are some hot tips to ensure you and your family avoid them!

• Wear your sunglasses – it may seem obvious, but it is important. Damage from UV rays builds up over time so you are never too young to start wearing them. This may prevent eye problems such as pterygium (benign growths), cataracts or eye cancer. It also gets the kids into good habits.
• Don’t forget the sunscreen and a hat – it really is important to protect the delicate skin around your eyes, otherwise problems from wrinkles to skin cancer may result.

If you are having trouble sleeping, having frequent headaches or experiencing eye strain or blurred vision, you could be suffering the effects of over exposure to blue light.

These days we are constantly looking at computer screens, televisions, smart phones and other mobile devices. Most of these devices use LED as a light source for LCD screens and these emit blue light radiation which forces the muscles of our eyes to worker harder than they would normally. The results can be eye strain, blurred vision or headaches.