Monthly Archives: May 2014

Tear Efficiency Management/Dry Eyes/Blepharitis

May 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

Most people at some point in their lives will experience dry eyes. The result is that the eyes can feel tired, sore and gritty. Vision often varies and in some circumstances the eyes actually water a lot to try to regain some comfort. There can be a number of causes for this, some are temporary […]

Macular Degeneration

May 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

What is the Macular? The macular is the sensitive area within the central retina at the back of the eye. It is important for detailed vision such as small print and seeing faces. Macular degeneration In some people, as they get older, this area loses its ability to function properly. There is currently no treatment […]

Diabetes

May 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

Why annual eye examinations are important. 
If you have diabetes this does not necessarily mean that your sight will be affected, but there is a higher risk. If your diabetes is well controlled then you are less likely to have problems, or they may be less serious. However, if there are complications that affect the […]

Glaucoma

May 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

Glaucoma is the name used to describe a number of conditions in which damage occurs to nerve fibres within the eye. These nerve fibres are responsible for providing us with our vision. For the commonest type of glaucoma there are no symptoms in the early stages. Your Optometrist at Drage and Tozer will always check […]

Cataracts

May 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

A cataract is a hazy area within the normal transparent lens of the eye.
 Although cataracts can occur at any age, they are generally part of the normal aging of the eye. Approximately 50% of people over 60 have this condition. It is therefore important not to be alarmed if you are told you have […]