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.

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.

Contact lenses have come a long way since the early 18th century when glass tubes filled with water were capped with a microscopic lens.

Today, millions of people in the UK benefit from a diverse range of contact lens solutions which incorporate sophisticated feature which are suitable for almost every prescription.

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 …

Over half of Britain’s 34 million motorists struggle to see when driving in the dark, and many motorists will avoid actually driving at night altogether.


This news comes from a survey commissioned by the Eyecare Trust, in partnership with insurer Westfield Health, 25% of motorists questioned admitted to having trouble focusing at night, with 43% saying things “looked blurred” when driving after dark.