Health Messaging

It is important to look after your eyes. Not only to make sure you are achieving the optimum vision, but also to safeguard your eye health.

We are happy to be involved with and support the WGOS Eye Health Pathway. Here are some ways you can help look after your eyes.

Smoking: Smokers are up to four times more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than non-smokers. The single best thing that you can do for your eyes and to improve your current and future health is to stop smoking.

Nutrition: Eating a wide variety of colourful fruit and vegetables, including dark green leaves, is good for your general health and may support good eye health.

Weight: Maintaining a healthy weight is not only good for your general health, but it is also good for your eyes.

Sunshine: Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light has been linked to certain eye conditions such as cataract. If you spend lots of time outdoors, you should protect your eyes from the sun.

Screentime: Some people find that looking at a screen for a long time is tiring. To give your eyes a rest, we recommend the 20:20:20 rule.

This means that every 20 minutes you should look at something about 20 feet away for about 20 seconds. Although this is only a guide, it does remind you to take regular (short) breaks from screen use.

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UPDATE DEC 2021:

We are taking bookings for Eye Examinations, Contact Lenses and Collections.

All visits to the practice are by appointment only and need to be pre-booked before arrival.

For the safety of our staff and patients, we have a restricted number of people in the practice. This enables us to sanitise the practice between each patient and allow safe distancing inside.

Due to the continuing situation, our clinic capacity is lower than it was previously, but we endeavour to see you as soon as possible.

We are open Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm & Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm. Please leave a voicemail if we are unable to answer.