Essential Tips for Preventing and Reducing Dry Eye Syndrome

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Say Goodbye to Dry Eyes: Essential Tips for Preventing and Reducing Dry Eye Syndrome Understanding Dry Eye Syndrome Dry eye syndrome is a common eye condition that affects many individuals in the UK. It occurs when the eyes are unable to produce enough tears to keep the surface of the eye adequately lubricated. This can […]

Understanding how Dementia can affect your eyesight | Dementia Action Week

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Understanding how Dementia can affect your eyesight | Dementia Action Week Is there a link between Dementia and eyesight? With over 250,000 people in the UK suffering from sight loss with a dementia diagnosis, this Dementia Action Week, Opticall Eyecare explore the link between dementia and sight loss and tell you how you can get […]

Look after your eyes: 8 ways to keep a healthy eyesight

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Look after your eyes: 8 ways to keep a healthy eyesight Why is it important to have a healthy eyesight? Protecting our eyes is crucial because it ensures that they stay healthy and perform optimally. We rely heavily on our vision to navigate the world and be able to interpret what we see–so keeping our […]

Knowing your face shape and choosing the right frame wear

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Knowing your face shape and choosing the right frame wear The importance of choosing the right frame wear  Finding the right glasses involves a lot of considerations, from style to colour to comfort. There’s one more factor you might want to consider: your face shape. Knowing your face shape before shopping for glasses can help […]

Don’t get caught out by hay fever this summer!

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Don’t get caught out by hay fever this summer! What is hay fever, and how can it affect our eyesight? According to Kleenex UK, with approximately 21 million people of all ages suffering from hay fever, the UK has the highest prevalence of allergies compared to other countries around the world. Hay fever is a […]

Understanding and living with age-related macular degeneration

age-related macular degeneration

Understanding and living with age-related macular degeneration What is age-related macular degeneration? Losing your sight or coming to terms with the thought of future sight loss can be an incredibly difficult time in anyone’s life. Being diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can make an individual feel isolated and lonely. In this month’s blog post, […]

Is conjunctivitis really that contagious?

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Is conjunctivitis really that contagious? What is conjunctivitis? Have you ever woken up in the morning with red, puffy or itchy eyes? Are they seemingly stuck together with ‘sleepy dust’ and are weepy throughout the day? Chances are, if you have faced this, you have had conjunctivitis at some point in your life. A common […]

Do opticians visit care homes?

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Do opticians visit care homes? At Opticall we pride ourselves on our completely mobile home-visiting optician’s service for those with age or health issues (who cannot make it to the high-street optician). We work in partnership with over 200 care homes and nursing homes in the communities of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Milton Keynes, […]

Who can get a free NHS eye test?

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Who can get a free NHS eye test? Who is entitled to a free eye test? To qualify for a free sight test (which includes an eye examination and eye health check) you need to meet one of the following criteria: Aged 60 and over Registered blind or partially sighted Diagnosed as having diabetes or […]

What’s the best lighting for care homes?

eye tests at home for the elderly

WHAT’S THE BEST LIGHTING FOR CARE HOMES? What type of lighting helps your residents’ eyes/vision? Did you know that the lighting you have in your care homes has an impact on your residents’ vision? Your residents, especially those with limited vision, need much more illumination from the lighting they use, and it is vital to […]

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