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Low Vision Advice

Low vision doesn’t have to be debilitating. Our optometrists keep updated on the latest research to find out how you can ada...

Inserting Eye Drops

Step-by-step for inserting eye drops: Wash your hands first. Avoid contaminating the tip of the bottle on your skin, hands or...

glaucoma-eye-drop-faq

Why do I have to use my eye drops permanently and continually? In order to prevent visual loss the pressure must be consta...
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Vision Training with Saccade Pyramids

Saccade pyramids help to train accuracy and coordination of eye movements. Saccades are the quick...
4 min read

Vision Training with Saccade Pens

What you will need: A helper (parent, carer or friend!) 2 pens Instructions: The helper should sit opposite the patient...
6 min read

Vision Training with Focusing Flippers

What you will need: Focusing flippers (powers range from +/-2.00D down to +/-1.00D) from Innovative Eye Care...
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Vision Training with Hart Charts

What you will need: A distance Hart chart A near Hart chart Instructions: Place the large distance Hart Chart...
7 min read

Vision Training for Near Motility

To read, we use a combination of jumping and smooth eyes movements. Some people have poor...
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Vision Training with Binocular String

What you will need A binocular string (available for purchase from Innovative Eye Care) with three coloured beads...

Patching Therapy for Amblyopia

Patches come in two varieties: Eze Patch - this re-useable patch is a soft fabric sleeve that sits snuggly over the child’s...
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Vision Training Push-Up Exercises

Push-up exercises help to train convergence. Convergence is when both eyes move in...

Dry Eye Exercises

Lid hygiene This can be performed with a clean wet flannel soaked in warm water but in more severe cases may require...
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Vision Training With Loose Prisms

Loose prisms help to train our vergence system (the ability of our eyes to turn in and out). Prisms...

Care of Soft Contact Lenses

Starting tips Always wash, rinse and dry your hands with a lint-free towel/tissue before touching your lenses...
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Nutrition and Supplements for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Key eye health practices Adopting these simple practices as a normal part of your diet can help reduce the risk of...

Care of Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses are a type of RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable) lens used for conditions...

Long-Term Success With Soft Lenses

Only wear your lenses as they are prescribed by your optometrist Daily lenses are meant t...

Care of Orthokeratology Lenses

Safety & hygiene Thoroughly wash hands and fingers with an antibacterial based hand wash...

Care of Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses

Safety & hygiene Thoroughly wash hands and fingers with an antibacterial based hand wash...
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