What are Cataracts?

Cataracts are a common eye condition characterised by the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, this clouding leads to a gradual loss of vision. The lens is typically clear, allowing light to pass through and focus onto the retina at the back of the eye. However, when cataracts develop, the lens becomes cloudy, scattering light … Continued

Why does my child need an eye test?

Why does my child need an eye test if they don’t complain about blurry vision? Here are just few important reasons why, more can be found on our children’s vision FAQs. Early Detection of Vision Issues: Children’s eyes are still developing, and vision problems may not always be apparent. Regular eye tests can catch issues … Continued

Sunglasses: The Essential Accessory for Eye Protection

Sunglasses: The Essential Accessory for Eye Protection Sunglasses are more than just a fashionable accessory; they play a vital role in safeguarding our eyes from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays. With their ability to shield our eyes from ultraviolet (UV) radiation and other environmental hazards, sunglasses have become an indispensable. UV Radiation Protection: … Continued

Glaucoma: The Plumbing Problem Inside Your Eye.

For over 40 years we (Simpson Optometrist) have implemented several tests to detect Glaucoma, as early as possible. Breaking it down so that we can help our patients understand it better, I have often explained Glaucoma as a type of ‘plumbing problem’ inside the eye. Much more critical than your average pipe-burst situation; Glaucoma, if … Continued