With the specialist equipment we have at Buchanan Optometrists it is not uncommon for us to discover things that may not have been diagnosed elsewhere. These are just two of our patients who credit their eye test at Buchanan Optometrists as saving their life.
This week a client showed me an interesting report in the newspaper entitled ‘Eye test that could spot your risk of stroke’ The report highlights the importance of digital photography which allows us to better examine the retinal blood vessels at the back of your eyes.
On Monday 17th May, Jeremy Vine interviewed GP Sarah Jarvis and Jenny Éclair about dry eye syndrome. The interview shed light on what can be an extremely debilitating condition. Listeners also phoned in with their experiences and advice on the subject.
Whilst your eyes comfort and vision can vary day to day for a number of reasons there are some symptoms which require urgent attention in order to avoid sight or even life threatening complications. If you notice any of the following please call us for advice.
Buchanan Optometrists' Dispensing Optician, Evelyn Field, gives her top tips on when you may need your spectacles adjusting. If you notice any of the following, please come into the practice anytime to have your spectacles adjusted.
During a recent Radio Kent phone in that Alisdair was answering questions for, one listener explained how she was nervous of the opticians and asked what could be done. This is actually a common thing we see. People can be nervous for a number of reasons. Let me tell you how we can help.
Alisdair Buchanan has been lecturing at the Moorfields Dry eye conference for the last 4 years and offers the newest dry eye treatments. Here are his top tips to help everyone's dry eyes. 1) Wear sunglasses to help protect against cold wind and glare.
When I was 12 my mum took me to visit the hospital ward she nursed on. Not to encourage me into a career in medicine but solely to meet her patients who were suffering from throat and mouth cancer. The purpose? To put me off ever smoking. Did it work? Of course it did.
Whilst we can sometimes see the life changing effects laser eye surgery can have on a person’s life we are always very cautious who we recommend the procedure to.
If, like me, the last few days of high pollen count have left you a sniffling, eye-watery mess, I've written my top tips to help get you back outside and looking good again. 1)Cool it.
TheraTears is a Combined optimised flax and fish oil supplement for dry eyes. It supports eye comfort and healthy tears from the inside.
We love a good fireworks party- we are hoping to squeeze in at least two public displays this week and will also be having a fireworks party with friends and family at the weekend- any excuse for a party! Despite all the fun, I can’t help but keep my health and safety head on.
Are you getting the best nights sleep? Did you see the new BBC series last night called ‘Trust me, I’m a Doctor’? There was a very interesting segment about sleep and how it is being affected by our use of TV screens, phones and computers.
Having been driving around the county at the weekend, I forgot my sunglasses one day this highlighted my desperate need for them! So I turned back to get them! Road safety experts are warning that glare from the sun has been identified as a prime cause of accidents and I would strongly agree.