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Eat your carrots! They’ll help you see in the dark….?

This month I have been reading up (in etCETera magazine) about nutrition and eye health as I’m really interested in finding out what is actually beneficial to our sight. We’ve all heard the phrase “eat your carrots, they’ll help you see in the dark”…but is there any truth behind it?! Carrots contain substances that are […]

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Fundus photography now available!

We have a new and exciting piece of equipment here now! With our new fundus camera we can take photos like this of the back of your eye. Keep an eye out for our article on retinal photography coming in the next few weeks. Until then, feel free to ask about retinal photos when you […]

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Half Term

Half term starts next week and we are already almost fully booked so do get in touch soon to book your appointments. Also, do remember that if you experience an acute or emergency eye problem, do get in touch. Even if we’re fully booked, we can usually see emergency appointments on the same day.

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Another student here today

We have another student with us today. Ish is studying Pharmacy at Cardiff University. He will be learning a little about eye conditions that he may see as a matter of course during his career as a Pharmacist and with permission from this afternoon’s patients, he may well also sit in on some appointments to […]

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When did you last get your eyes checked?

When did you last get your eyes checked? For National Eye Health Week (21 to 27 September 2015) Ceri Jackson, director of RNIB Cymru and Chair of the Wales National Eye Health Week advisory group, offers some top tips on looking after our eyes. ‚ÄúResearch shows that more than 1 in 10 of us have […]

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Cardiff Life Awards – Official Pictures!

We thought you might like to see some of the official photos taken at the Cardiff Life Awards on Thursday night… More will be added as and when we get them and we will of course be printing at least one up to go on the wall in the practice!

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Eye Health: Blepharitis

What is Blepharitis? Blepharitis is a very common inflammatory condition affecting the edge of the eyelids and lashes. Regular treatment may be required over several weeks before it is effective and even then, the condition can come back. Symptoms of Blepharitis include: Red, inflamed eyelids Crusting around the eyelashes Itching and discomfort Treatment of Blepharitis: […]

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Eye Health: Dry Eye Syndrome

What is Dry Eye Syndrome? When we blink, tears form a film which spreads over the eye, making the surface smooth and optically clear to give good vision. There are three layers in the thin film of tears: an oily layer, a watery layer and a layer of mucus. These layers each have a specific […]

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Smokers.. Ever thought of giving up?

During any sight test, your optometrist will ask you a few questions to get an idea of your medical history. One of the questions you will usually be asked is whether you are a smoker or not. The reason for us asking this question is simple, smoking increases your chances of developing certain eye conditions […]

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Health: Diabetes

Diabetes affects a great many people in the UK, and often goes undiagnosed for months or years, until picked up in a routine sight test or health check. If you are diabetic, you will be asked to come for your eye test at least every year so that we can keep a closer eye on […]

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