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Celebrating Excellence: Our Community Optometrist of the Year Award We are ecstatic to announce that we have been honoured with the prestigious Community Optometrist of the Year Award at the national Sight Care Awards 2023/24. This recognition holds immense significance for us, as it symbolises our commitment to providing the highest standard of eye care … Continued

Wet, Dry, AMD? What is Age related Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration, also known as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), is a condition that usually affects older adults and results in the loss of vision in the centre of the visual field. The macula is a small, central part of the retina, located at the back of the eye, responsible for sharp, detailed vision.   Here … Continued

What is Myopia Control?

Myopia Control for Children. Myopic = Short Sighted = Difficulty seeing in the Distance. What is Myopia Control? Put simply, the aim is to stop your child becoming more short sighted. If a child of 5 has a prescription of -1.00, the likelihood is they will end up nearer -9.00 as an adult. This can … Continued

Glasses: Wear, Care & Tips

Glasses. Ware, Care & Tips Some expert tips to make your new glasses last as long as possible and a few words of wisdom to help keep them looking sharp! Cleaning, The Basics An absolute must. Regular cleaning of the lenses helps to keep them in their optimal state for as long as possible. A … Continued

A Feast For Your Eyes

A feast for your eyes – top foods for healthy eyes A healthy diet is something many of us strive to achieve. As well as improving your general health, good nutrition also has a direct impact on your eye health. Studies show that by eating fruit, veg, oily fish, eggs and nuts, you can improve the health … Continued

Top Tips for Using Digital Devices

As you read this, your eyes are focused on a digital screen. With lockdown measures leading to a vast majority of the population learning and working from home, we’ve naturally been spending more time on our devices than ever – something that is especially true for children and young professionals. In fact, a recent survey … Continued


AWARDS, READY FOR THE RED CARPET THANK YOU SIGHTCARE; WE ARE OVER THE MOON TO BE SHORTLISTED IN THE INDEPENDENT PRACTICE OF THE YEAR CATEGORY. LOOKING BACK Wow, when we started out all these (40 and a bit) years ago, being put forward for an Award is probably the furthest thing from your mind. Taking … Continued

The Simple Guide to Confusing Lenses

The Simple Guide to Confusing Lenses ….  Visiting your optician can sometimes feel a little confusing, especially if you are new to glasses or your vision has changed. The subject of Prescription lenses and what they even are is a broad one, so in order to make it easier we have explained each one in … Continued