The dreaded red and green

When I ask someone to look at the circles on the red and the green background, the most standard response is “Oh, I hate this one, I can't do it” and yet, it's very unusual that this test doesn't give a useful response. The difference between...

Wearing glasses and staying active

There are a number of lessons that you learn as a child which prepare you for later life, such as learning to avoid stepping on Lego barefoot and not feeding the dog sticky toffee pudding.  There are other lessons, however, that should be left on the playground and...

Seeing blue – should we be worried about blue light?

You know that your eyes are important every bit as much as your optometrist does.  Your eyes are your portal out into the world and the much of the way that you navigate your world revolves around the light that hits your eyes. One of the great things that the body...

There has to be function with the form

The wonderful thing about wearing glasses is that not only does everybody instantly think you’re more clever, but you can use your eyewear as an accessory just like any other you own. Fashionable eyewear began as soon as opticians were able to change the shape of a...

What’s an optometrist?

There’s a tendency to make an appointment with your ‘optician’, tell your boss you need an hour off for the ‘optician’ and even post to your social media accounts that you could be getting new glasses from the ‘optician’. We all know what the word means and it’s the...

How a deep look into the eye can reveal something hidden

The importance of regular eye tests can’t be overstated; it allows both you and your optometrist to keep an eye on changes in vision, the shape of your eye and any developing problems in your entire optical system. Not only this, but your optometrist can also spot...