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20th September 2022

How can I stop Myopia from progressing?

Authored by TK&S Optometrists Latest figures have revealed that a million teenagers in the UK are short-sighted – with the threat of a national ‘eye health epidemic’ looming large. Nationally, one in five teenagers are short-sighted – double the number affected 50 years ago. Experts have warned this figure is likely to grow significantly in […] Read more

20th September 2022

What’s the best way to clean your glasses?

Authored by TK&S Optometrists Just like pulling on a pair of new socks or sliding into some box-fresh slippers, looking through a perfectly clean pair of glasses is a great feeling for all spectacle wearers. Unhindered vision, crystal-clear lenses and the warm glow that smears, streaks and fingerprints are a thing of the past, for […] Read more

20th September 2022

How do you know if you have Dry Eye?

Authored by TK&S Optometrists While dry eye syndrome is a relatively common condition that is not usually serious and can be easy to treat, for some patients it can be extremely debilitating, with potentially life-changing consequences. Typical symptoms include sore, itchy and sometimes gritty eyes which are sensitive to light and, despite the name, produce […] Read more

20th September 2022

How often should I have my eyes tested?

Authored by TK&S Optometrists One of the most asked questions of any optometrists is ‘how often should I have my eyes tested?’. Well, the short answer is every two years, but it’s not quite as straight forward as that. Here at TK&S we don’t like the phrase ‘eye test’. That’s not what we do. What […] Read more

20th September 2022

What is an optometrist?

Authored by TK&S Optometrists We are TK&S Optometrists. It’s in our name, in our branding, on the door, on our emails, on our website but we know that – for many of you – we are just ‘the opticians’. The word ‘optometrist’ is not part and parcel of everyday life. It is not a household […] Read more

20th September 2022

Benefits of Eye Lid Cleansing

Authored by TK&S Optometrists Looking after your eyes is vital for your vision and to avoid or relieve eye health issues such as dry eyes and anterior blepharitis (inflammation of the eye lids). Eye lid cleansing is one of the easiest ways to take care of your eyes. Cleansing the eye lids will help prevent […] Read more

20th September 2022

Don’t lose sight of an eye exam in your back-to-school routine

Authored by TK&S Optometrists Jumpers? Tick. Shoes? Tick. Lunchbox? Tick Bag? Tick Pencil case? Tick. Eye exam? Sorry, what? The annual back-to-school to-do lists for parents are currently being compiled, but how many of them include arguably the most important appointment of them all? As children progress throughout their education, they face increasing demands on […] Read more

2nd September 2022

An Interview with Rebecca Donnelly

We recently caught up with industry leader and optometrist Rebecca Donnelly from Lynn Fernandes Optometrists to find out how AOS has transformed how she practices. And, as it turns out a lot has changed since they first started using it.   What are the primary benefits of using digital eyecare? Using Digital eyecare with AOS […] Read more

1st September 2022

Using Digital Tools to Assess Patients

We sat down with Nathan Little, CSO for AOS to get his take on using digital tools to see patients.   What are the options available for tele-health/hybrid care and why do feel adoption is slow in the eyecare industry? I think adoption of these digital tools is slower in eye care than other medical […] Read more

18th July 2022

AOS Most Asked Questions

AOS new software: The answers to your most-asked questions AOS’ new software will change the way patients receive eyecare. It will not only enable them to have a better understanding of their issues, but also allow them to play a more active and engaged role in their treatment. We caught up with Allison Granger, AOS’ […] Read more

10th June 2022

BCLA Focus and Love Your Lenses: Interview with Luke Stevens-Burt

This week we caught up with BCLA’s Chief Executive Officer, Luke Stevens-Burt FSAMP, and asked him a few questions about the upcoming Focus Conference and Love Your Lenses campaign.   How excited are BCLA to be ‘in-person’ again? Super excited! It’s been amazing to see the whole conference eco system open again over the last […] Read more

7th June 2022

Dr Jacob Lang, O.D., F.A.A.O on digital imaging in eye care

Dr. Jacob Lang is a Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry, a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and an Adjunct Clinical Faculty for the Illinois College of Optometry and Salus University. A specialist in dry eye and ocular diseases, as well as therapeutic contact lenses, he certainly knows his stuff. That’s why […] Read more

5th May 2022

How to build patient trust with visual reports

Being able to run through visual reports with patients is a great way of providing education and deliver better clinical outcomes. The ability to showcase progress through visual analysis can give insight into the success of, or adherence to, a prescribed treatment plan. Demonstrating to patients how receptive their eye(s) have been to treatment, is […] Read more