Your eye examination will be tailored for you – your lifestyle, health, family history and symptoms.
If you have a family history of glaucoma and are over 40 years of age it is important that you have a yearly examination.
If diabetic you are recommended to have screening of your retinas at least yearly to determine if you show early signs of retinopathy which are due to changes in the blood vessels at the back of the eye.
Some signs to look for if you or your child are experiencing problems when reading:
As you go through your forties you will notice a change in how you cope with near tasks.
Flashes and floaters
Seeing flashes and floaters is very common, especially if you are over the age of 40 years. However their appearance should not ignored, particularly if this follows a recent blow to the head or to the eye, some ocular surgery, and if you are very short-sighted.
Your working environment may need some thought when considering comfort and/or safety.
We take pride in providing our patients with both mainstream and unusual spectacles and sunglasses.
Diet and Lifestyle
It is known these days that regular exercise and a good diet may benefit every aspect of your health, and therefore affect your vision also.
In Guernsey the Board of Health supply a screening service for newborns and preschool children at the hospital which is free to use and integrates with other paediatric providers.
Today’s more challenging environments and visual tasks may cause your eyes to water too little or too much.
Our new Zeiss Clarus HD Ultra-widefield Fundus Imaging camera is a non-contact, high-resolution device for in vivo imaging of the human eye.
We are pleased to discuss with our patients the advisability of refractive surgery as it becomes a safer and more attractive proposition for many.
We are privileged to have had Optical Coherence Tomography in the practice for over fourteen years now and are using our fourth instrument of this type, the Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT.
Cataract can be considered as a normal part of the ageing of the eye, although it can also develop due to trauma or conditions such as diabetes, and may be worsened by poor diet or sun damage.