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Routine eye appointments resume

June 23, 2020

We’re now open for routine eye care. You can come into the practice for routine eye tests, contact lens consultations, glasses repairs, or to purchase glasses, contact lenses or any other products. To effectively manage social distancing, we’re currently unable to offer a walk-in service so please call us to discuss your requirements first. Redcar – 01642 482701, Eston – 01642 466155


COVID-19 UPDATE

June 12, 2020

We are delighted to announce we are able to resume all aspects of private eye care from Monday 15th June. We will continue to follow GOC guidance on social distancing, observing hygiene control measures and wearing PPE to ensure our practice is safe, and patients can have the trust and confidence they need to be comfortable accessing eye care. We are still waiting on NHS England to confirm a date for GOS services.  Patients who normally have an NHS eye test... Read the full article


KEEPING YOU SAFE DURING COVID-19

June 7, 2020

Patient safety and the well-being of our team is paramount. We would like you to know some of the things we have changed to keep you safe when you visit us; We will limit the number of people in the practice We ask that all staff and patients use the hand sanitiser provided on arrival All surfaces will be regularly disinfected throughout the day Frames on display have been disinfected Frames that have been tried on will be disinfected before... Read the full article


COVID-19 UPDATE

March 23, 2020

Due to current circumstances surrounding Covid-19, we have been advised by the General Optical Council to temporarily suspend routine eye tests. We are continuing to provide all types of emergency eye care to patients who need it, all contact lens supply will continue as normal and our practice telephone lines are open during usual hours to answer all enquiries. We aim to have all glasses that have been ordered ready for collection over the next 7-10 working days, and we... Read the full article


WHAT IS AN OCT SCAN AND WHO SHOULD HAVE ONE?

March 13, 2020

OCT scans are recommended for people aged 30 or over, who would like to find out more about their eye health, or those with diabetes or a family history of eye disease. They are particularly useful for detecting potentially serious eye conditions that generally don’t have any symptoms until they start to impact on your vision. These include; – Glaucoma – Age-related macular degeneration – Macular hole… – Detached reitna In fact, an OCT scan can detect Glaucoma up to... Read the full article


CHILDREN AND UV PROTECTION

March 13, 2020

When it comes to letting the children play outdoors, most parents know how important it is to wear sun cream but the effect that UV Radiation can have on their eyes is often overlooked. Excessive sun exposure can also damage the eyes, which may lead to eye diseases such as photokeratitis and cataracts later in life. To help protect children’s eyes all year round, we now include UV filters on all children’s lenses as standard.


Welcome Hannah

May 12, 2017

We would like to welcome our new optician Hannah Ross who will be running clinics at Redcar. Hannah is a fully qualified optometrist who brings a wealth or experience and expertise to the practice. She is looking forward to meeting you in her clinics. Adrian Hall we will be back running weekly clinics at the Eston practice, as well as two days per week at the Redcar practice. He encourages patients to book with Hannah in confidence.


Are regular eye tests really important?

February 17, 2017

Having an eye test is not just about reading a chart to determine what you can see. An eye test can detect many health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as various eye conditions including Glaucoma, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Cataracts and many more. If there is a history of any eye disease in your family, regular eye tests are very important because most conditions tend to run in families. For example, the leading cause of blindness is... Read the full article


How does an OCT assist in diagnosing Macular Degeneration?

February 2, 2017

Macular Degeneration is a common condition that usually occurs later on in life. The most common type is slow degeneration of cells at the back of the eye (Atrophy). It leads to the loss of central vision. The OCT is helpful in diagnosing this condition by detecting a reduction in retinal thickness, the Fundus Autofluorescence scan (FAF Scan) allows us to detect abnormal accumulation of lipofuscin. Areas of increased auto fluorescence signals may precede the enlargement of retinal atrophy and... Read the full article


How does an OCT scan assist in early detection of Glaucoma?

January 26, 2017

A common question from patients, explained by our Optometrist Alex… Glaucoma is an eye disease that leads to loss of the retinal nerve fibre layer. Traditional methods for detecting Glaucoma are eye pressures, looking at the back of the eye (retina and optic nerve head) and visual fields. Using these techniques, sometimes over 50% of the nerve fibre layer has been lost before the disease is picked up. With an OCT scan, we are able to measure the thickness of the... Read the full article