Tag: AMD

  • Free Low Vision Aids (Wales)

    Free Low Vision Aids (Wales)

    Four of our Optometrists including myself have been accredited practitioners under the ‘Welsh Low Vision Scheme’ for many years now. As part of this scheme, we offer free Low Vision Assessments to the visually impaired and appropriate magnifying aids, telescopes, glare shields and electronic aids on free loan.

  • Macular degeneration and ocular nutrition

    Macular degeneration and ocular nutrition

    Nutrition and the eye In 2001, a large clinical trial was undertaken called the “Age-Related Eye Disease Study” (AREDS). This found that high levels of anti-oxidants and zinc significantly reduced the risk of Age related macular degeneration (AMD) and it’s associated vision loss. Specially prepared vitamin and nutrient supplements (using the AREDS formula, or very…

  • UV and Sunglasses

    UV and Sunglasses

    Light contains ultraviolet (UV) radiation and while it’s invisible, its affects certainly aren’t. Apart from accelerating the ageing of our skin, it has the same effect on our eyes, particularly the crystalline lens within. UV can cause cataract, which turns our eye’s lens a near-opaque milky white.

  • Imaging the inside of your eye

    Imaging the inside of your eye

    If there was something abnormal, it would be useful if we could take an image of what we see. To do this we now use our Digital Fundus Camera. Not all Ophthalmic Opticians have access to a fundus camera and it was a huge investment, but we think it is extremely important to patient eye…