Eye Care

Looking after your eyes isn’t just about regular visits to the Optician - it’s about looking after your health and lifestyle as well. Here are some simple ways you can take your eye care in your own hands.


  • Have your eyes tested regularly
  • Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Broccoli, spinach, sweet corn, oranges and yellow peppers, kiwi and mangoes all contain substances that protect against certain eye conditions
  • Shield your eyes from the sun with sunglasses or tinted lenses that carry the UV400 mark. Over-exposure to UV rays can cause a number of problems including cataracts and age-related muscular degeneration
  • Smokers are three times more likely to develop cataracts than non-smokers. Try bidding adieu to smoking
  • If you use a computer, take short frequent breaks to prevent eye strain and tiredness or look up occasionally and focus on something in the distance
  • If you get dust, sand or grit in your eye, do not rub it. Pull your upper eyelid over the bottom eyelid and blink frequently to encourage your tears to naturally wash your eyes
  • Contact lens wearers must get their lenses and eyes checked more regularly than spectacle wearers and also keep a firm eye on their contact lens solution expiry date