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Frequently asked questions

Our knowledgeable optometrists will assist you in choosing the ideal lenses from our extensive collection, including options such as daily disposables and multifocals. Plus, enjoy the ease of setting up a direct debit for hassle-free lens purchases.

The need for using eye drops depends on your specific condition and symptoms. If you experience dryness and redness in your eyes, using eye drops can provide relief and help combat these discomforts. We stock a wide range of top-quality eye drops, ensuring that you have access to the best brands to address various eye conditions

Discover an extensive selection of glasses to effortlessly match your style, with various shapes and colours to choose from. Our dedicated team can assist you in finding the perfect fit and offer customised lens options and coatings tailored to your lifestyle

Yes, glasses with a blue light filter can be beneficial for screen work. The blue light emitted by electronic devices like computers and smartphones can cause headaches and eye strain. They provide added protection and can enhance your visual comfort, allowing you to focus on your work with reduced eye strain and improved well-being.

Once your cataract reaches the suitable referral level, your optician will discuss the referral process and available options for cataract surgery. The surgery itself is a straightforward procedure performed by experienced ophthalmologists. Explore our express cataract referral pathway for efficient access to care.

We don’t expect you to understand exactly what your prescription says and means, that’s why our specially trained staff and optometrist are happy to guide you through step by step and break down the important bits.

Routine eye exams are crucial for maintaining good eye health. It’s generally recommended to get your eyes checked every 1-2 years, or as advised by your optometrist. Regular check-ups can detect vision problems and eye diseases at an early stage, ensuring timely intervention and care.

It’s not uncommon for eyes to feel fatigued after extended periods of reading or close work. However, if this becomes a frequent issue or is accompanied by headaches, it might indicate the need for reading glasses or adjustments to your current prescription. Make an appointment to discuss your symptoms and get professional advice.

Sunglasses are more than just a fashion accessory. They protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that can contribute to conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration. We offer a broad range of UV-protective sunglasses that cater to both style and eye protection needs.

Occasional spots or floaters are typically harmless, but a sudden increase in these or flashes of light could indicate a problem, such as a retinal detachment. If you notice any changes or experience these symptoms, it’s important to contact your optometrist immediately for a comprehensive evaluation.

Bifocal lenses have two distinct viewing areas: one for distance and one for close-up work. Multifocal lenses, on the other hand, offer a smooth transition between different viewing distances, including intermediate distances. Depending on your vision needs and lifestyle, our team can advise on the best lens solution for you.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, wearing UV-protective sunglasses, and having regular eye exams can significantly reduce the risk of eye problems. Eating a balanced diet rich in green leafy vegetables and fish, not smoking, and managing health conditions like diabetes can also play a role in eye health.

While many people can safely wear contact lenses, they might not be suitable for everyone. Conditions like dry eye, frequent eye infections, or severe allergies might make wearing contacts uncomfortable or risky. It’s essential to discuss your eye health and lifestyle with an optometrist to determine if contacts are right for you.

Yes, you can wear makeup with contact lenses. However, it’s crucial to apply contacts before makeup. Opt for hypoallergenic makeup products to reduce the risk of eye irritation, and always ensure your hands are clean when handling lenses.

Persistent dry eyes can be addressed by using lubricating eye drops, maintaining good eyelid hygiene, or using specialised treatments like punctal plugs. Consulting with an optometrist can help pinpoint the cause of dryness and suggest appropriate treatment options.

The lifespan of eyeglasses varies based on several factors, including the material of the lenses, how well they’re cared for, and changes in prescription. While frames might last several years, lenses might need replacing sooner due to scratches, prescription changes, or coatings wearing off.