Eye Conditions

Most people have eye problems at one time or another. Some are minor and will go away on their own,

or they’re easy to treat at home. Others need a specialist’s care.

Whether your vision isn’t what it used to be, or it never was that great, there are often things you can do to get your eye health back on track.

ABOUT EYE CONDITIONS

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Cataracts

A cataract is the clouding of a normally clear lens. Images can become dull and blurred as a cataract grows and over time sight becomes worse.

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Short Sightedness (Myopia)

This is when images are focused in front of the retina instead of on it, which makes distant objects appear blurry

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Astigmatism

The cornea of the eye is usually spherical. If it resembles a rugby ball shape instead, you have astigmatism.

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Long Sightedness (Hyperopia)

Hyperopia is the opposite of myopia; the eye focuses images slightly behind the retina. Distance vision can be blurred, and as an object moves towards you, the more your vision will blur.

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Presbyopia

This condition is associated with ageing. It causes blurred vision at reading distance and causes an insufficient focusing power for other near distance tasks

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma develops when increased fluid pressure builds up inside the eye. The increased pressure can damage the optic nerve and over time cause loss of vision.

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Macular Degeneration (MD)

MD occurs when the central part of the retina, the macula, degenerates. There are two types of MD – the dry form and the wet form.

HAVE YOUR EYE PRESSURE TAKEN BY THE GLAUCOMA SPECIALISTS

Tonometry is the scientific term for having your eye pressure taken. By measuring the (intraocular) pressure in your eye, Tonometry can provide accurate results concerning your eye health. The process is predominantly used to test for glaucoma. Glaucoma can cause blindness if it isn’t diagnosed and treated as soon as possible; it damages the (optic) nerve in the back of your eye. One of the first signs of glaucoma is high eye pressure.

At Ingram and Schofield we specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. We use a non-contact tonometer and a visual field analyser, as well as digital photography to assess the risk of developing glaucoma.

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The pressure of your eye is measured by how much force is needed to flatten your cornea. The process is extremely accurate. It can also provide the optician with important information regarding the health of your eyes, there and then.

You’re at a higher risk of developing glaucoma if:

  • You smoke
  • You’re over 60
  • You have a family member who has glaucoma
  • You use steroids
  • You’re Asian/Hispanic/African American
  • You’ve suffered an injury to your eye recently or in the past

If you would like more information regarding glaucoma, or you would like to have your eye pressure tested, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our optician is fully qualified to carry out the above procedure and can answer any questions you may have regarding Tonometry.

If you want to know more about glaucoma, click on here.

Excellent Customer Service

Bilal

Fantastic local Optician with a great range of fashionable spectacle frames. Eye test was very comprehensive and through and included the optician talking me through an image of the back of my eye in detail. Wonderful personal service from all the staff and had a complimentary cup of tea!! Would strongly recommend to all rather than the big chains who do not seem to care! WELL DONE Ingram and Schofield.Keep up the good work!.

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CONTACTS

Ingram & Schofield

Peacehaven, UK
224 Coast Road, Peachaven

BN10 8JR

Tel: 01273582549

E-mail: Info@ingramandschofield.com