AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration)
AMD s a condition that affects the Macula at the back of the eye, it is one of the leading causes of blindness in the over 55’s. The Macula is responsible for our central vision and is critical in seeing detail, colour and objects in front of us. AMD can lead to blurring and possible loss of central vision.
Supplements containing carotenoids such as Lutien and Zeaxanthian are recommended to help maintain the function of the Macula.
At Infocus Opticians we stock various supplements including Macushield.
Dry Eye Syndrome is a relatively common eye condition which can affect people of all ages and gender. Dry Eye tends to be more of an issue with increasing age with a higher prevalence among women. It is essentially an problem with tear quality/supply which can give rise to problems keeping the surface of the eye moist and healthy. Symptoms include foreign body sensation, dryness, itchiness and irritation. Problems can also be associated with contact lens wear.
At Infocus Opticians we stock a range of products designed to treat Dry Eye and associated conditions such as Blepharitis.
Digital eye health
Since the 1980s computers have started to form a major part of our everyday lives. Intensive screen use is recognised as being a significant cause of eyestrain, headaches, dry eye, irritable eyes and loss of concentration.
Since the mid-2000s smart phones and tablets have become the digital device of choice. These devices are generally held 12-14 inches from our eyes meaning that prolonged use can cause more eye strain as opposed to the traditional PC.
At Infocus Opticians we can advise on various lens options in order to minimise the effects of screen use. We can tailor spectacle corrections to take into account levels of daily screen use.