Free Virtual Awareness Sessions for Eye Health Week

Did you know? 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss that is severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives. Half of this sight loss is avoidable A sight test can detect early signs of conditions like glaucoma, which can be treated if found early enough During a […]

Celebrating National Picnic Month

Who doesn’t love a good picnic? And, as lockdown restrictions ease and we are greeted with (some) sunnier days, why not venture out to a local beauty spot, pack your favourite treats and get your picnic on. With eye health in mind, here are some of our top picnic picks: Sandwiches: Tuna, mayonnaise and sweetcorn […]

All about…Diabetic Retinopathy

What is it? Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes. It is caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if left undiagnosed and untreated. How diabetes can affect the eyes The light sensitive cells found in the retina convert light into electric signals. These signals […]

All About Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

What is it? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition affecting the central part of your vision. It is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over 60. It occurs when the small central part of your retina, known as the macula, wears down.  It doesn’t cause blindness but it can make […]