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.

With more and more of us undertaking some form of sporting activity, contact lens wearers need to consider which types are best for them. This will partly depend on the type of activity you undertake, taking into account the amount of time the sport takes, the environment in which it takes place and the amount of physical contact involved.

Here are seven bad habits which encourage looks of ageing in and around your eyes:

• Stop rubbing your eyes! Often the skin around your eyes is the first area to show signs of ageing. If you constantly rub your eyes you run the risk of breaking some of the many small blood vessels in this part of your face. This can lead to puffy eyes, dark circles under the eyes, crow’s feet and droopy eyelids.

Regular eye examinations are vital for everyone, young and old. However, it is not always possible to get to your optician on your own, especially if you are elderly or have transport problems.


You may then be pleased to learn that it is possible to arrange for a visit from one of our fully trained staff to meet with you in your own home or care home.

Compared to the science of professional eye care, choosing new spectacles is very much an artform. There are few hard and fast rules when it comes to selecting the right frames, although this guide below should help you to make the right choice …