Eye health for older people

- Thursday, October 20, 2016

As you get older, it is important that you still attend regular eye tests. If you are aged 60 or older, you are entitled to a free NHS eye test every two years and every year if you’re aged 70 or older. However, a 2011 Age UK survey revealed that nearly 2 million people aged over 60 did not take advantage of these free eye tests within the previous two years.
An eye test will determine whether you need a different prescription for your contact lenses or glasses. Wearing the correct prescription will increase your overall quality of life and will reduce the likelihood of you suffering trips, falls or other accidents around the home. According to the research carried out by Age UK, poor vision was a factor in over 270,000 falls suffered by people aged over 60 in the past two years. 

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Caring for your contact lenses

- Thursday, October 13, 2016

There are two man types of contact lenses; rigid gas permeable or soft – instructions for both will vary accordingly – so it is vital you follow your optometrist’s advice. Being careless with your contact lenses can lead to serious infections in your eyes – in some cases, misuse of contact lenses has led to parasites, bacterial and fungal infections, herpes and temporary or permanent blindness. 

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Tears

- Thursday, October 06, 2016

Tears are produced in our lacrimal glands, which then flow into the space between our eyeball and our eyelid. Waste fluid is eventually disposed of through the nasal cavity; hence why our nose tends to run when we cry. 

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Why are eye tests important?

- Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Regular eye tests are important, as your eyes generally don’t hurt when they have an underlying problem – and if you’ve had a problem such as blurred vision or floaters for a long time, it’s likely you’ll have gotten used to it and are unaware of the long-term health impact this can have on your life. 

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Smartlux Digital Magnifiers

- Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Smartlux digital magnifier 

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Launching New Online Shop

- Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Our frames can either be purchased as they come, with no prescription, and you can have your own optician pop in your lenses. Alternatively you can upload a picture of your spectacle prescription and we can make your glasses to order with standard or thinner lenses and ship them out directly. We will also offer the option to pick up your glasses, frames or eye care products in-store at no extra cost to you. 

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Back To School Eye Tests

- Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Thankfully, there are a handful of children who will tell you; “Dad, I can’t see the board at school,” or they will make subtle changes in their behaviour we can pick up on – like sitting closer to the television, frowning or blinking a lot, or holding a book closer to their face. And whether your children shows any signs or symptoms of vision problems or not, it is still a good idea to take them to regular checks at their opticians to spot any potential problems before they get worse. 

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IntelliSight 1st Birthday – 10th September

- Monday, September 05, 2016

We’re celebrating in style by holding one of our open days – open to the general public, we will be have our usual cupcakes, cups of tea, soft drinks and other refreshments. We’re also going to be running a Facebook competition – simply like and share our Facebook post below to be entered into our prize draw. What’s the prize? The winner shall receive a pair of beautiful designer sunglasses, men’s or women’s style, your choice. Let’s hope we get some September sunshine for the winner and their new specs! 

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Eye Health : Smoking and Diet

Julie Breen - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

It's a New Year, February .......it seems that everyone is still trying to stop smoking, eat more healthily, lose weight......sometimes all 3 at the same time! 

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Taking stock of 2015. Thank you all.

Julie Breen - Sunday, January 10, 2016

It feels like IntelliSight Opticians was a long time coming in 2015.  

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