Making Memory Boxes with Older Adults

memory boxes

making-memory-boxes-with-older-adults This is a lovely, creative activity to do with an elderly relative, or with your residents if you are in a care home. It can help them store special memories and precious items that they cherish so they can remember them and/or pass them on to family, friends or loved ones. What would you […]

The importance of sleep for your eyes

sleep

The importance of sleep for your eyes With World Sleep Day coming up on 19th March (the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox of each year) we thought it was a perfect opportunity to explain some important issues related to types of sleeping and your eyesight.  Why is sleeping important for your eyes? Getting a good […]

The life of a visually impaired person

visually impaired

The life of a visually impaired person Someone who is visually impaired has vision that affects their ability to perform normal activities of daily living. Some of the causes of their visual impairment or loss of vision can be related to older adulthood when your visual acuity (the sharpness of your eyesight) deteriorates or eye […]

Look up at the sky – the benefits of stargazing

stargazing

Look up at the sky – the benefits of stargazing Looking for a new hobby that costs absolutely nothing to do! Take up stargazing and you’ll find yourself with a relaxing past-time during the evenings. All you need to do is find a dark sky location, ideally somewhere away from light pollution (from house lights, […]

New Years Resolutions for Good Eyesight

Good eyesight

New Years Resolutions for Good Eyesight Happy new year to you all! We hope that 2022 has started well for you. Have you set yourself any new years resolutions, maybe ones to help improve your health…what about your eye/visual health? Here are 5 really easy things you can do to keep your eyes in great […]

How is it December already?!

How is it December already?! What a year it has been! We couldn’t have made it through without you. We want to thank you for your ongoing loyalty and support in what has been another challenging year. We also want to show appreciation and thanks to your staff and care team for the huge amount […]

Visual Aids for Christmas Gifts

Visual Aids

Visual Aids for Christmas Gifts With Christmas creeping up on us (less than 7 weeks away!) we thought we would write this handy blog for Christmas present ideas. So , what could be the best gift for a blind person or someone who has visual impairment? We’ve got you covered this festive season… Practical Gifts […]

Love Your Eyes This World Sight Day

Love Your Eyes This World Sight Day

Love Your Eyes This World Sight Day World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on vision impairment, including blindness. This year, World Sight Day will take place on October 14, 2021 with the theme: Love Your Eyes. Source: https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2021/10/14/default-calendar/world-sight-day-2021 This year World Sight […]

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day You may be thinking why is a mobile optician writing about a blog about mental health. Well we are just as passionate about mental health as we are about eye health. We wanted to highlight this significant day in the calendar and remind you why mental health is important, especially at […]

Our easy 2021 guide to check your eligibility for a home eye test

home eye test

OUR EASY 2021 GUIDE TO CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR A HOME EYE TEST At Opticall, we provide a completely mobile, home visit optician’s service to the communities of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex. Milton Keynes and North West London. Suppose you, or someone you know, cannot visit a high street optician for an eye examination […]