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Dry Eye

Dry Eye

Dry eye syndrome can occur when there is a problem with the tear film that normally keeps the eye moist and lubricated. It’s our tears that protect our eyes from infection, keep them clean and free of dust. Dry eyes are a common cause of eye irritation and can mean...

Diabetes

Diabetes

If you suffer from diabetes, then you are especially vulnerable to some eye-related conditions and complications. In particular, you have increased likelihood of developing cataracts and you are at risk of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high...

Colour Blindness

Colour Blindness

Colour blindness – more correctly referred to as “colour vision deficiency” – is a very variable condition. Individual sufferers have difficulty with recognising different sets of colours on the spectrum. And the severity ranges from experiencing only slight...

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis – a very common condition – is a redness and inflammation of the thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye (the conjunctiva). Depending on the cause of the problem, other symptoms can include itchiness and watering of the eyes, and...

Cataracts

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the part of your eye called the lens. This is a very common condition as we get older, and can occur in one or both eyes. Cataracts are usually painless, but they lead to a gradual worsening of your sight. Symptoms often include Things...

Blepharitis

Blepharitis

A cataract is a clouding of the part of your eye called the lens. This is a very common condition as we get older, and can occur in one or both eyes. Cataracts are usually painless, but they lead to a gradual worsening of your sight. Symptoms often include Things...

Astigmatism

Astigmatism

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelid caused by the glands around the eye lashes becoming blocked or infected as a result of a bacterial infection or an allergic reaction. The condition is very common and often keeps coming back. Blepharitis is not usually...

Amblyopia (lazy eye)

Amblyopia (lazy eye)

Astigmatism is a very common but usually minor condition caused by an irregular-shaped cornea or lens. The symptoms can be blurred or distorted vision. If left untreated, it can also lead to headaches and eye strain. Astigmatism can go undiagnosed for years. And it...

DIY And Protecting Your Eyes

DIY And Protecting Your Eyes

Amblyopia – also known as “lazy eye”, is a condition that occurs usually in childhood when the vision in one eye does not develop properly. Amblyopia occurs when poor vision in one eye causes the brain to ignore the visual signals from that eye and instead use the...

Fun facts about eyes

Fun facts about eyes

Don’t become a statistic!According to the Eyecare Trust, more than 20,000 eye accidents happen every year to people doing DIY jobs – that’s one every 25 minutes!Don’t become a statistic and put your sight at risk. Always wear good quality safety glasses....

Common Eye Problems

Common Eye Problems

Some things you probably didn’t know about eyes and vision! Over the front of our eye is a clear covering called the “conjunctiva”. A human eyeball weighs an ounce. The space between your eyebrows is called the glabella. The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades...

DRIVERS VISION IN THE NEWS

DRIVERS VISION IN THE NEWS

Information on a range of common eye conditions and problems Specsnetwork have a library of information on eye health conditions and problems. If you are at all worried about your eyes or your vision, you can get in touch with us for a check up and advice. Many...

National Eye Health Week 2017

National Eye Health Week 2017

On the eve of National Road Safety Week (Nov 20th – 26th) it was timely to see that BBC News carried a story about the importance of good vision & regular eye examinations for drivers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41972450

I Love My Independent Optician

I Love My Independent Optician

Don’t become a statistic!According to the Eyecare Trust, more than 20,000 eye accidents happen every year to people doing DIY jobs – that’s one every 25 minutes!Don’t become a statistic and put your sight at risk. Always wear good quality safety glasses....

NATIONAL GLAUCOMA AWARENESS WEEK

NATIONAL GLAUCOMA AWARENESS WEEK

SPECS network went out and about to ask why people ignore the TV advertising pressure and instead choose and love their local independent optician. "I used to go to one of the big chains ..." "Keep the business in the area" "I believe in buying local" "It's nice and...