The importance of Hygiene when wearing Contact Lenses...
The Scotsman recently reported that a Scottish Tourist went blind after swimming in the sea while wearing Contact Lenses. In this short video Alistair gives us a few tips on the importance of Hygiene when wearing Contact Lenses.
Short Sightedness - How can it be controlled at an early age?
Short sightedness can be it your genetic make up, so what actions can be taken to reduce it at a young age. There are some new contact lenses, MiSight which have been released to control the onset of Short Sightedness.
Why cheap 'Ready Readers' could be harming your vision
At Urquhart Opticians, the health of your eyes is the single most important aspect of our service. Sight is the sense that people fear losing the most and so we want to share with you the reasons why we would not recommend wearing ‘ready readers’.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which result in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss. Risk factors for glaucoma include increased pressure in the eye, a family history of the condition, migraines, high blood pressure, and obesity.
As fun as fireworks are, they also present dangers such as serious eye injuries from watching or handling fireworks. Risks include corneal abrasions, ruptures of the globe of the eye, retinal detachment, and chemical and thermal burns.
Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. It occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the cells at the back of the eye (known as the retina). If it isn't treated, it can cause blindness.