This condition is the cause of some cases of migraine and is very often the underlying reason why some people who struggle to read are often wrongly labelled as “dyslexic”. Dyslexia is an umbrella term for many sensory problems which affect learning. Visual stress is NOT dyslexia but its symptoms are often confused with dyslexia as they result in poor reading.
Binocular vision refers to the ability to use information from both eyes at once. This allows us to use and compare information from each eye, and more accurately judge distance, coordinate eye movement, and take in information. We use many cues to help determine depth, distance, velocity, and trajectory. There will still be some information about depth when only one eye is providing the information, but it is drastically reduced. Try it yourself!
If your eyes are frequently red, scratchy, and irritated, you may be suffering from dry eye syndrome our professional Optometrist can identify the cause of dry eye symptoms and determine a treatment plan during a consultation at Drury Porter Eyecare.
At Drury Porter Eyecare we routinely screen for glaucoma. Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions that affect vision. Research suggests that a form of glaucoma affects about two out of every 100 people in the UK who are over 40. Because the risk of glaucoma increases as you get older, it is important to have your eyes tested regularly. Glaucoma often affects both eyes, usually in varying degrees. One eye may develop glaucoma quicker than the other. If glaucoma is left untreated it can cause blindness. However, if glaucoma is diagnosed and treated early enough, further damage to your vision can be prevented.
Our eyes have an elastic transparent lens which is responsible for focusing of the image. With age this lens loses both its transparency and its elasticity, and this leads to development of cataract.
Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the normally round dome-shaped cornea progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge to develop. This results in significant visual impairment.
If your prescription is higher than normal or more complex than the standard prescription then making up a pair of spectacles which can fulfill your visual needs or fitting of contact lenses to achieve optimum optical performance and comfort can prove to be challenging. We have the knowledge and expertise to provide the best cosmetic and optical solution in both contact lens fittings and ophthalmic lenses.
People with diabetes are at risk of damage from diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to sight loss if it’s not treated. People with diabetes should see their optician every two years for a regular eye test.
Many corneal surgical procedures are successful however there are those who suffer from post operative problems like poor vision, halos, dry eyes, These can occur due to the irregular corneal surface. Glasses may not be option in these cases and specialist contact lens fitting maybe the only option. Our Optometrist has the experience and knowledge to provide a solution.
We provide a clinical service that can deal with Minor Eye Injury. Examples of these are minor surface scratches, Red Eye, In growing Eye lashes, Foreign Body Trapped in the eye, Contact Lens irritation, Hay fever eye symptoms, Dry Eye and many more.
Gas Permeable lenses are generally made of harder plastic material and allow more Oxygen to pass through to the Cornea than do soft lenses. This reduces the risk of corneal irritation. These lenses are easy to care for and more durable than soft lenses. They do not need to be replaced as frequently as soft contact lenses.
Our Optometrist with more than twenty five years of experience certainly knows and counts the fitting of these specific and adaptable lenses amongst her range of specialities.