Do you need a torch to get to the kitchen for your midnight feast? Do you have difficulty seeing when driving at night? You could be suffering from night blindness.

For most people it takes up to twenty minutes to adjust to seeing properly in the dark. As the surrounding light dims, our pupils dilate (grow larger) to allow them to take in more light to compensate. Dilated pupils present a problem, however, as they alter your ability to focus between near and far objects.


Children will rarely complain about their eyesight but there are some tell-tale signs that all is not well.

Have you noticed that your child sits a bit too close to the television? Has their teacher said they have difficulty reading the blackboard or whiteboard? Do they have a tendency to blink rapidly or are they constantly rubbing their eyes?

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.

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.

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.