As things start to go back to normal, we understand you might be feeling a bit nervous about coming in to the practice. So, we have made some changes to ensure it’s as safe as possible for our team and patients. You can book appointments online as normal, but we’ll give you a call before attending to make sure you have help with everything you need in advance. HERE IS WHAT WE ARE DOING To keep each other as safe... Read the full article
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
We’re now offering an enhanced service to check not only your vision, but also the actual health of your eyes too. An OCT is an advanced examination which allows us to study your eyes in incredible detail. It helps us detect, diagnose and monitor Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Age Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachments and much more.