Eye Care

Diabetes and eye health

14th November 2017

Today is World Diabetes Day and unless you have the condition you may not realise the correlation between diabetes and vision. Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that can affect people ...

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Technology, expertise and time: seek out a comprehensive eye examination

24th October 2017

According to a recent report by Which? two out of five eye tests in their research sample were not up to scratch. Although independent optometry practices did very well in the research, the overall re...

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Pre-school vision screening not the same as a comprehensive eye examination

10th August 2017

Pre-school vision screening should not negate the need for a comprehensive pre-school eye examination. In Scotland, we are fortunate that all children receive a Pre-School Orthoptic Vision Screenin...

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Back to school eye examination

04th August 2017

Is your child ready for the new term? New shoes? School bag? Pencil case? Eye examination? Most children assume that the way they see is normal so you cannot rely on them to tell you if things are wr...

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Make time to protect your vision

08th May 2017

A recent survey found that around 10 million Brits are at risk of losing their sight because they “can’t be bothered” going for an eye examination. Testament to the importance of having regul...

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Your child’s first eye examination – what to expect

06th April 2017

We’ve seen many posts on social media recently where parents are asking what they can expect in their child’s first eye examination, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to let you know what ...

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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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