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What is conjunctivitis and how to treat it

Posted on 21 January 2017

What is conjunctivitis and how to treat it.You wake up and your eyes are red and stuck together. You know you have conjunctivitis, otherwise known as pinkeye, but what is it really. What is conjunctivitis?The conjunctiva is a thin membrane that extends over the surface of the eye (excluding the cornea or clear window at the front of your eye) and it also extends to the inside of your eyelids. The purpose of the conjunctiva&nbs... READ MORE

Can I hurt my eyes rubbing them?

Posted on 27 December 2016

Can I hurt my eyes rubbing them?It's a common feeling: Your eyes are itchy and irritated so what better way to relieve the feeling than to rub your eyes. Unfortunately this can lead to the development of several potentially serious problems with your eyes.There are several different conditions that can cause itchy eyes. The most common of these are allergies. Allergies causing itchy eyes can occur part of the year and is calle... READ MORE

cAir contact lenses to replace CooperVision Avaira

Posted on 25 December 2016

cAir are a new generation lens designed by CooperVision and scheduled to soon replace the Avaira range. The cAir range of contact lens have been designed with CooperVision's third generation silicon hydrogel material called fanfilcon A, which is inherently wettable. This has the advantage of all the benefits of the original Avaira range of lenses with the added advantage of higher water content with a softer more comfortable l... READ MORE

How do I remove deposits from contact lenses?

Posted on 25 November 2016

How do I remove deposits from contact lenses?We have all had that feeling where your contact lens is irritable and nothing you do seems to improve the situation. If you suffer from an irritated eye one initial strategy is to determine whether it is your eye or the contact lens that is the culprit. If you temporarily put the contact lens in the wrong eye and that eye immediately becomes irritated then you know that the problem ... READ MORE

Bifocal and multifocal contact lenses - what's the difference?

Posted on 02 November 2016

As we age the lens inside our eye starts to sclerose or harden resulting in a condition called presbyopia. This lens, called the crystalline lens, has to change shape to become more fat or convex to see up close. After the age of 40 to 45 the lens is unable to become so convex leading to a deterioration of our reading vision. This then means that most of us require bifocal or multifocal corrections in the form of spectacles or... READ MORE

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