Why do some pets make us cry

Max, Charlie, Spotty, and Sir Barkalot are just a few names we give our fur babies who we love and adore. But what happens when Miss Fluffy causes eye irritations that make you cry, look puffy under your eyes, and itch like there’s no tomorrow? Pet allergies are more common than you think. People who […]

Child Myopia

We often see our kids scrunching up their cute little faces or squinting to see something far away. As parents, most of us are aware of the potential red flag of this behaviour and of a long-term problem brewing. Myopia, otherwise known as near-sightedness or short-sightedness, is a Refractive Error in eyesight which is prevalent […]

Understanding Glaucoma

your eye health is in sight Most us gym to look fit and healthy or as the gym-bunnies like to say, “shredded”. We have become hyper-aware of our diets – veganism is the “new normal” – and we take hours in front of the mirror grooming ourselves to perfection so that our social media followers […]

Blue Light Strain

Have you been using screens a lot more during lockdown? If you feel that you spend too much time staring at screens (especially your phone and laptop), then you you’re not alone. No doubt you’ve also found that this problem has been exacerbated but the various lockdowns we’ve lived through. Optometrists are increasingly concerned that […]

Packaging That Packs An Eco Punch

Brands have won awards for it. Consumers are attracted to it and the world can’t get rid of it! Packaging – the necessary evil that has always played a leading role in any brand’s lifecycle.  Today there is a strong shift in social responsibility and eco-consciousness, that beckons the question; are the packaging glory days […]

Wonders Of The Eye

wonders of the human eye Your eyes are something that you probably don’t give much thought to – as long as they’re working properly. They may only be about the size of a ping-pong ball, but your eyes are among the most amazing parts of your body.  Every moment that you’re awake, your eyes are […]

Coffee Love

black coffee Love coffee? Well, we’ve got good news for you: it’s reciprocated. Coffee loves you too, or to be more specific, coffee loves your heart. If you’re someone who only finds their personality at the bottom of their morning mug, or you can’t get through the afternoon without a caffeine boost, then you already […]

Computer Use

Love them or loathe them, computers are a big part of our lives. Many of our customers ask us if there is such a thing as “too much” screen time, and if spending hours looking at screens each day can cause vision problems. The answer, according to the American Optometric Association, is yes. They have identified a condition […]

Blue Light

blue light If you own a smartphone or a laptop (and these days, that’s most of us) you may have heard about the phenomenon of ‘blue light’ and the impact it can have on your health. In this blog, we’ll look at just what blue light is, and how you can avoid any negative effects […]

FAQ About Vision Works

questions to ask your optom Keep your eyes on the prize of perfect vision Human vision is so vital that regular visits to an optometrist should be a given, but many people ignore issues that could otherwise easily be solved. It’s incredible to think that while humans have five senses, up to 80% of all […]