Vision screenings are no substitute for eye exams

Vision screenings are no substitute for eye exams There is a big difference between an eye exam and a vision screening, and the latter should never be in lieu of a comprehensive examination by an optometrist. Consumers who rely on the results of vision screenings could be missing potential problems with their eyes. Vision screenings […]

The Effects of Smoking on Vision

The Effects of Smoking on Vision Smoking is a habit that has several negative implications for our health. One that many people aren’t aware of is the effect of smoking on their eyes and vision. If you are looking for a good reason to stop smoking, or to get someone you care about to quit, […]

The dangers of over the counter readers

The dangers of over the counter readers Below is a media statement from the Health Professions Council of South Africa: CAUTIONING ON THE DANGERS OF PURCHASING READY MADE AND/OR ADJUSTABLE READERS WITHOUT THE ADVICE OF A REGISTERED OPTOMETRIST OR EYE CARE PRACTITIONER Pretoria – The Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians has recently become […]

Ten habits to avoid for healthier eyes

Ten habits to avoid for healthier eyes Many people have a few bad habits which are placing undue additional strain on the eyes and can impact vision over time.The eyes are the windows to the world and the sheer amount of information they process daily is enough to make them weary. But, a lot of […]