Eye Care

Our festive opening hours and contact lens re-ordering

15th December 2016

Opening hours Please note our festive opening hours below. Should you have an eye care emergency, you can call our main line 0131 225 2235 and listen to the answering machine where you will be prov...

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Eye infections – make your optometrist your first port of call

07th December 2016

As we enter the winter months, many will be stocking up on tissues, vitamins and cold remedies. Unfortunately with these nasty bugs comes the increased chance of picking up an eye infection. Infect...

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Blue light: is it harming my vision?

20th October 2016

What is it and why is it important? The visible light that our eyes can see is composed of a spectrum of colours, just like a rainbow. Sunlight consists of the entire spectrum of light so we are ex...

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Act now to protect the future health of your eyes

19th September 2016

Today we welcome David Cartwright, Chair National Eye Health Week, as a guest on our blog to mark the start of the week, raising awareness of the importance of taking care of your eyes and ...

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Cleaning and caring for your contact lenses: A refresher

12th September 2016

Cleaning and caring for your soft contact lenses: A refresher Many of our patients have had contact lenses for decades and they give them little consideration on a daily basis. Contact lenses give so...

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High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, cancers and now potentially Parkinsons… An eye examination is so much more than a test of your vision

21st August 2016

A new study shows promising signs that in the future an eye examination will be able to identify the early stages of Parkinson’s disease.   Researchers have identified that changes in the sha...

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When should I get my child’s eyes examined?

18th July 2016

Some children will receive vision screening either in nursery or in primary one, however this does not check the health of their eyes so a comprehensive eye examination is strongly advised. Whils...

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Ian Cameron performs eye surgery in ‘Glaucoma Wet Lab’

22nd June 2016

  Last week I attended the ‘Glaucoma Wet Lab’. Officially for doctors, these are hands on practical events where you are offered the chance to practice surgical techniques on pigs eyes. Whil...

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300,000 have undiagnosed glaucoma – are you at risk?

10th June 2016

We’re supporting National Glaucoma Week (6-12 June) and encouraging people to book an eye exam to check for signs of the disease. An estimated 600,000 people in the UK have glaucoma, with potentiall...

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Over half of Britons admit to lying to their optometrist

23rd March 2016

With one in ten faking results because they want to wear glasses! A recent survey has found that over half (54%) of Britons have lied to their optometrist. When it comes to your eyes, examinations ar...

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