Your local Optometrist is the principle provider of primary eyecare and therefore the first port of call for all eye related problems
Sometimes the delicate cells of the macula become damaged and stop working, and there are many different conditions which can cause this. If it occurs later in life, it is called Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Amblyopia often known as lazy eye, is an early childhood condition where the child's vision does not develop properly.
Blepharitis is a common problem that produces a red-rimmed appearance to the edge of the eyelids.
Cataract the clear lens on the eye, behind the iris, which focuses light to provide sharp images, becomes cloudy and hardens causing a loss of sight.
Colour Vision Deficiency occurs when the cells in the retina (the nerve tissue which lines the back of the eye) fail to function normally.
Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent layer that lines the inner eyelid and covers the white part of the eye.
Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the most common causes of blindness in the UK. Retinopathy means damage to the tiny blood vessels (capillaries) that nourish the retina, the tissues in the back of the eye that deal with light.
Glaucoma there are several forms of glaucoma. The most common type, primary open angle glaucoma, is characterised by raised intraocular pressure causing damage to the optic nerve and visual field loss.
Iritis is an eye condition occurring when the iris becomes irritated and inflamed.
Keratoconus is an eye condition which can cause blurred and distorted sight, as well as a sensitivity to glare and light.