Eye squints

Often prevalent and diagnosed in childhood, a squint, also known by the medical term Strabismus, is where the eyes appear to look in opposing directions. As well as having an aesthetic effect, whilst one eye is focusing on doing its job, the other is turning away and potentially becoming the …

Misusing your contact lenses

For many of us, the transition from wearing glasses to contact lenses is a life changing moment. The ability to leave something that improves eyesight in the eye all day without the need to clean, take on and off, or adjust to sit correctly on the nose is something that …

What happens with a detached retina?

One of the more serious of the commonly known eye complaints, if you have a detached retina, it is time to take immediate action. A detached retina usually occurs as a result of injury, the ageing process, diabetes, genetics, recent cataract surgery or short-sightedness and the term relates to when, …

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a word that you have probably heard many times when it comes to the eye area, yet do you actually know what it is and what symptoms it causes? More common in those aged over 70, Glaucoma occurs when pressure builds up inside the eye due to fluid, …

Cataracts – what are they?

So, we’ve heard the word many times, and we know that cataracts are associated with the eyes, but do we actually know what cataracts are? Here’s the Specs123 guide to this eye condition that is commonly associated with the ageing process. What exactly is a cataract? The lens of your eye is …

What are varifocals?

If you are one of those people who are continually grabbing the wrong pair of glasses for the wrong purpose, then it may be time to consider if varifocal glasses are a feasible option for you. But if you are confused about just how easy they are to use and …

Looking after eyes when the heat is on

With the current hot temperatures letting us experience being outside in the sun without the need for a far-flung holiday for once, it is very tempting to throw caution to the wind and just get out there in the heat without a second thought. But whilst there are many recommendations …