A Clear Vision For Every Child

James Farrell | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK
James Farrell

For Tanzanian-Indian student, Priya Morjaria, accessible eye care for every child is essential. Priya's experience studying in London is helping her to make this a reality in parts of the world that need it the most. We caught up with Priya at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to find out more.

My Eye Doctor's Good News

David Roland | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Roland

Six years after a stroke punched a hole in my brain, I continue to improve. One area of damage was in the visual processing part of my brain, the left occipital cortex. Since then, I've had an annual check-up with my ophthalmologist, Dr Mercer, who first saw me after the stroke.

Ageing Gracefully Without Succumbing to Glasses

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

There are 3 potential solutions to the presbyopia problem - multifocal contact lenses, monovision (One contact lens for distance vision and one for reading), or a combination of single vision distance contact lenses with reading spectacles.

Community Eye Care Must Be Improved to Save the Sight of More Older People

Kamlesh Chuahan | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
Kamlesh Chuahan

We also urge commissioners to work closely with the Local Eye Health Networks, recently launched by NHS England across the country, which bring together NHS commissioners, ophthalmologists, optometrists and patient groups to commission better services. By working with these local experts, commissioners can understand the demand for eye health services in their area and how best to meet it.

College Warns of Low Awareness of the Dangers of Glaucoma Among the African Caribbean Community

Kamlesh Chuahan | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kamlesh Chuahan

12.5 million people across the world are blind because of glaucoma and 10% of people registered blind in the UK have this condition. In England alone, approximately 480,000 people are affected by a particular type of glaucoma called 'open angle' glaucoma and those of African Caribbean descent are six times more likely to develop this type of glaucoma than those of other ethnicities.

Light at The End of the Tunnel

Raconteur Media | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Raconteur Media

Knowing what to expect from eye care professionals depends on good communication which can empower and reassure patients, as Liz Bestic discovers.