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13 August 2018Why you shouldn't worry about Glaucoma - Part 2

So, should we or shouldn't we worry about Glaucoma?

The main reason we hear so much about Glaucoma is because, in the vast majority of cases there are no symptoms. And if it goes untreated it can have a devastating effect on your eye sight. We can control it, but not if we don't know it's there.

And yet it's so easy to pick up with simple, non-invasive tests that are part of any regular eye examination.

*NEVER MISS AN EYE TEST*

For more information or to find out if you qualify for a visit from a home visiting optician call 0141 611 9696. 
I look forward to seeing you soon.

Ann

Principal Optometrist at McBay Mobile Opticians

16 July 2018Why you shouldn't worry about Glaucoma - Part 1

I've had a few clients worried about Glaucoma recently. It's been in the news a lot, which might explain that.

Here's some informations about this common cause of sight loss and why we shouldn't worry too much.

With Glaucoma vision is damaged because the delicate optic nerve at the back of your eye is damaged. Usually due to high pressure inside your eye (which is unrelated to High Blood Pressure). Glaucoma can be treated but it can't be cured - yet!

Treatments involve bringing the eye pressure down, usually with regular eye drops or a small operation in stubborn cases.

In the next instalment I'll discuss why we should be worrying about Glaucoma.

For more information or to find out if you qualify for a visit from a home visiting optician call 0141 611 9696.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Ann

Principal Optometrist at McBay Mobile Opticians

14 June 2018Home Eye Tests

Did you know?

You may be eligible for a FREE NHS funded Eye Examination at home if you are unable to leave your home without assistance.

If you're not sure, please feel free to contact McBay Mobile Opticians for advice.

Speak to you soon,

Ann McBay, Optometrist

06 June 2018Dementia Awareness Week

It's Dementia Awareness Week.

In Scotland approximately 90,000 people are living with dementia and this week is all about reminding us that no one should face dementia alone.

Alzheimer Scotland provide some excellent information and support so check out their website if you can.

https://www.alzscot.org/

25 May 2018Dementia and Vision - Part 3

What causes sight loss with dementia? Because dementia typically affects our older members of society, there is an inherent link with typical aging changes of the eye such as cataract and acular degeneration. Other health conditions, such as stroke, can also play a part in siht loss.

But sometimes it is the dementia itself causing the problems. Damage to the brain can cause it to lose its ability to understand what the eyes are seeing - misinterpreting visual information. For example patterned curtains can look like a face.

There's a link below to some great information about sight loss and dementia.

To find out if you qualify for a visit from a home visiting optician call 0141 611 9696.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Ann

Principal Optometrist at McBay Mobile Opticians

02 May 2018Dementia and Vision - Part 2

How do you know when a person with dementia has visual problems? Well, if communication is difficult, there are some clues to watch out for.

  • increasingly confused and disorientated
  • holding things up close
  • reporting seeing people or objects that aren't there
  • increased clumsiness or falls
  • being startled by people approaching

While these may all be due simply to the dementia itself it is important to rule out often easily remedied visual problems.

Regular eye tests are essential.

For more information or to find out if you qualify for a free NHS eye examination in your own home call 0141 611 9696.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Ann

Principal Optometrist at McBay Mobile Opticians

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