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Dry eyes is a very common condition that occurs when the quantity and quality of the tears fails to keep the surface of the eye adequately lubricated.
June 2018 marks a very special year for Oranmore Optometrists. This year we are celebrating 15 years in business. I, Jude Duggan set up the practice in June 2003 shortly after receiving my BSc(Hons) MCOptom qualifications in Optometry from the University of Ulster in Coleraine and College of Optometrists in London.
People aged 50 and over in Westmeath are encouraged to participate in this year’s Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness campaign by availing of a free AMD test in late September.
As with other forms of eyewear, contact lenses are continually re-engineered and redeveloped to offer more comfort for wearers, with the most recent innovation coming from Ciba Vision/Alcon. The new Dailies Total lens, a daily disposable, features ground-breaking new comfort levels for the wearer. In technical terms, this is possible through the lens’s increase in water content from 33 per cent to more than 80 per cent from core to surface. This offers the highest breathability of any daily disposable contact lens, delivering exceptional comfort that lasts through to the end of the day.
By Five per cent of Galway residents tested positive for age-related macular degeneratio (AMD), a leading cause of blindness, and have since been referred on to an eye specialist.
Pamex Ltd, one of Ireland’s leading healthcare distributors, is adding another product range to its already outstanding portfolio of ‘best-in-class’ brands, Spectrum Théa Pharmaceuticals Ltd. A company formed when two of the most successful and dedicated ophthalmic companies - Spectrum in the UK, and Laboratoires Théa, of France - joined forces to offer quality ophthalmic pharmaceutical products. The Chibret family are the founders of Théa Laboratories, five generations on Jean Frédéric Chibret is now at the helm and is expanding the company worldwide.
A revolutionary new eye surgery at Optilase, a leading Irish laser vision correction clinic, is eliminating the need for reading glasses for the over-40s suffering from presbyopia, the technical term for the loss of crispness of our near vision. Presbyopia is a natural process that happens to everyone, even those who have previously had laser vision correction. It is estimated that more than 1.7 billion people around the world experience presbyopia; it is simply part of the ageing process.
This year’s AMD Awareness Week is running from September 22-30 to promote early detection of the signs of AMD (age-related macular degeneration), the most common cause of registered blindness in Ireland.
Optilase, Ireland’s leading laser eye surgery provider will open a clinic on Shop Street in Galway andGrafton Court in Longford this week.
Áine Higgins, Optometrist at Mongey Opticians, who was recently named UK and Irish Optician of the Year 2010, suggests ways student can avoid eyestrain while studying for examinations.