The Optician at seescape is an essential part of our range of high quality services.
The team specialises in low vision conditions and uses scanning and 3D imaging equipment to assess your sight for everyday activities, driving and sports’ requirements. They will assess the health of your eyes through a free NHS eye test, help you choose your specs from exclusive ranges and advise you about the help that is available.
All profits from The Optician go back to help the charity deliver other sight services within the community.
Opening times: Tuesday and Friday: 9am – 5pm
Call us for an appointment: 01592 646728
Healthy Eyes Advice
Have a comprehensive eye exam minimum every two years even if you have no eye issues.
You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive eye exam is the only way to really be sure.
When it comes to common vision problems, some people don’t realise they could see better with glasses or contact lenses and many common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration often have no warning signs. A comprehensive eye exam is the only way to detect these diseases in their early stages.
Know your family’s eye health history
Talk to your family members about their eye health history as it’s important to know if anyone has been diagnosed with a disease or condition since many are hereditary. This will help to determine if you are at higher risk for developing an eye disease or condition.
Eat right to protect your sight
You’ve heard carrots are good for your eyes. But eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens is important for keeping your eyes healthy, too. Research has also shown there are eye health benefits from eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut.
Maintain a healthy weight
Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing diabetes and other systemic conditions, this can lead to vision loss, such as diabetic eye disease or glaucoma. If you are having trouble maintaining a healthy weight, talk to your doctor.
Wear protective eyewear
Wear protective eyewear when playing sports or doing activities around the home. Protective eyewear includes safety glasses and goggles, safety shields, and eye guards specially designed to provide the correct protection for a certain activity. Most protective eyewear lenses are made of polycarbonate, which is 10 times stronger than other plastics.
Quit smoking or never start
Smoking is as bad for your eyes as it is for the rest of your body. Research has linked smoking to an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and optic nerve damage, all of which can lead to blindness.
Be cool and wear your shades.
Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. When purchasing sunglasses, look for ones that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.
Give your eyes a rest.
If you spend a lot of time at the computer or focusing on any one thing, you sometimes forget to blink and your eyes can get fatigued. Try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This can help reduce eyestrain.