What is Myopia?

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There are many eye conditions that can cause blurred vision – astigmatism, cataracts, glaucoma. However, one of the leading causes is myopia. Myopia or short-sightedness affects around one third of people in the UK. Additionally, what’s even more surprising, is that 4 in 10 people in the UK are prone to ignoring serious eye conditions.…

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Everything You Need to Know about Polarised Sunglasses

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We’ve all experienced glare in our daily lives. We can experience glare from looking at screens for too long. Driving at night. Or even looking at bright lights. But those aren’t the only places where glare can manifest. In fact, glare can intensify during the Winter months. Whilst Winter eye care is essential for optimum…

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5 Winter Eye Care Tips for Healthy Eyes

As winter steadily approaches and the days get shorter, eye health has never been more important. For many people, eye health isn’t usually at the top of the list, but it should definitely be a priority. Here are some top tips on keeping your eyes bright and healthy during the winter months. Keep your eyes…

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What is Eye Strain and How Can I Prevent It?

We’ve all experienced eye strain at some point in our lives. With the digitally evolving world that we’re all living in, and many of us spending more time online, it’s only to be expected. We’re exposed to computers, smart phones, tablets… The list goes on. But eye strain isn’t just caused by screens. There are…

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Do I need UV400 protection for my eyes?

When buying a new pair of sunglasses, it’s important that you not only consider style, but how well they will protect your eyes from UV damage. For many people who are new to the opticians, knowing what level of UV protection you need can be confusing. Luckily, here at D.I Blow Opticians, our optometrists can…

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How often should I have an eye test?

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How often should you have an eye test? It’s a question we’ve all wondered at some point in our lives. Many people underestimate the importance of regular eye exams. Whether its anxiety related or simply due to a lack of concern, regular visits to your opticians is important for many reasons.

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