Amongst a bunch of other stuff, I learned two really interesting things regarding human beings being deprived of visual stimulus.
This question and the question, ‘Will glasses fix the turn in my child’s eye?’ are two of the most common questions I get in practice. The hospital does a fantastic job, but often we can fill in a few gaps regarding young children’s care. Before we can understand why it goes wrong, often Read More
We have become aware recently of quite a number of keratoconic patient who have been told that they can’t wear glasses, or are wearing spectacles that could be much much better. I think many opticians feel that people with this cornea condition have to wear contact lenses when actually, with Read More
I had a very interesting conversation with a person recently regarding his diabetic general medical care. It is interesting that our health care system is spending a lot of money in order to keep this gentleman in good health. He takes great care of himself, taking regular exercise, eating healthily, Read More
It’s National Eye Health Week this week and I thought I would mark it by showing the gulf between health care professionals and our patients! The title of this post polarises the views of my patients massively. Some of my patients see health screening as an opportunity to detect disease Read More
Following a recent review of optometric care of our patients with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), we found out a couple of really interesting things. Patients with ASD are more than 50% less likely to report for an eye examination, therefore they are much more likely to have an on diagnosed eye condition. The reasons that Read More
What is Keratoconus anyway? I could write for about three days on what keratoconus is and how it affects people but in short, it is a condition which affects the cornea (the clear structure that lies over the pupil and iris). The cornea acts as the most powerful lens in Read More