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Eyecare Tips
May 25, 2020

Caring For Your Glasses

Alistair shares how best to care for your glasses.

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Eyecare Tips
May 17, 2020

How To Clean Contact Lenses

Here's a reminder of how best to clean your contact lenses.

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Eyecare Tips
September 19, 2018

National Eye Health Week 2018

National Eye Health Week is running from 24th - 30th September, 2018. To promote the importance of regular sight tests, we decided to speak to people about why their vision matters.

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Eyecare Tips
August 15, 2018

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.

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Eyecare Tips
July 12, 2018

Cataracts - Everything you need to know!

One of the most common conditions that we diagnose at Urquharts is Cataracts. Find out everything you need to know about this condition.

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Eyecare Tips
July 05, 2018

Diabetic Retinopathy - What is it?

Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes complication that affects eyes. This article highlights how NHS Ayrshire & Arran work with community Optometrists to provide Diabetic Retinopathy Screening.

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Eyecare Tips
April 04, 2018

3 Helpful Tips to choose perfect fitting spectacles

In this video, Heather provides 3 helpful tips for getting perfect fitting spectacles.

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Eyecare Tips
March 19, 2018

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.

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Eyecare Tips
January 18, 2018

What is short sightedness?

So what is short sightedness? One of our Optometrists Alistair tells us.

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Eyecare Tips
September 05, 2017

Keeping Your Distance

An Ayrshire-based optometry group will be urging patients to ‘keep their distance’ during National Eye Health Week (18-24 September 2017).

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Eyecare Tips
July 14, 2017

Newly Qualified Independent Prescriber

At Urquhart Opticians, we are delighted that one of our Optometrists Lisa Haldane has qualified as an Independent Prescriber. Find out more about what this means for you!

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Eyecare Tips
June 26, 2017

Ground Breaking New Eye Care Service for Kilmarnock Patients

Patients at Kilmarnock’s Urquhart Opticians can now opt for a significantly enhanced eye examination thanks to a major investment in new ground-breaking technology.

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Eyecare Tips
May 09, 2017

Bucket, Spade....Don't Forget Your Shades!

Ayrshire Opticians Highlight Eye Protection for Sun Awareness Week

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Eyecare Tips
March 07, 2017

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’.

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Eyecare Tips
March 07, 2017

National Glaucoma Week - What is Glaucoma?

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.

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Eyecare Tips
March 07, 2017

Now Stocking EyeBags

Urquhart Opticians are now stocking 'EyeBags' - offering effective eyelid warming for the treatment of Dry Eye, Blepharitis and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.

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Eyecare Tips
February 07, 2017

Eyecare Ayrshire

Eyecare Ayrshire’ is aimed at promoting Optometry services as the first port of call for eye problems within Ayrshire and Arran.

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Eyecare Tips
November 23, 2016

Eyes Sharp for Road Safety Week

Urquhart Opticians Back National Road Safety Week’s #brakepledge

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Eyecare Tips
November 02, 2016

Top tips for protection against Fireworks

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.

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Eyecare Tips
August 13, 2015

Can you swim while wearing Contact Lenses?

At Urquhart Opticians, we often get asked by patients as to whether they can wear Contact Lenses while swimming. Our advice would be to avoid this whenever possible.

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Eyecare Tips
June 15, 2015

Diabetic Retinopathy - The Causes and Prevention

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.

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