AMD or Age-related macular degeneration is a condition which affects the macular area of your eye (the small central portion of the retina at the back of the eye), hindering the ability of these cells to send impulses to the brain. This affects the middle portion of your field of vision, causing it to become blurred or even to disappear altogether; as our central field of vision is the most important to us, this clearly has a major impact on our quality of life, making it difficult to do everyday things, such as read or watch television.
AMD usually starts during your 50s or 60s and can happen as a gradual process known as dry AMD, or a fast process over a few weeks or months know as wet AMD. It doesn’t cause total blindness but can make everyday tasks difficult. Researchers are yet to discover the real cause of AMD.
One study of EScoop lenses has shown that they significantly improved the visual performance of AMD patients who took part in standard clinical visual tests. So how do they do it?
Since only the central part of your macular becomes damaged, the solution lies in targeting your cells that are still healthy. Our E-Scoop lenses change the angle at which light enters your eye, so that it hits the healthy cells of your macular, shifting your centre of vision to this area. This does not completely remove the area of vision affected by AMD, but it moves it to a non-central part of your field of sight, meaning that your central field of vision is no longer impaired, allowing you to perform everyday tasks much more easily. Facial recognition becomes much easier, as well as reading and watching television.
Living with AMD can be difficult, but E-Scoop lenses can provide a solution. They don’t work for everyone, but we will let you experiment to see if they could improve your quality of life.
Open day: Your most comfortable pair of glasses – unique to you
Kings Hill Opticians are delighted to be one of only a handful of practices in the country to be able to offer patients the dispensing revolution of VisiOffice X. This 3D, cutting-edge technology redefines optics dispensing to create bespoke glasses for each patient, offering the clearest, most natural vision possible.
Cataracts are a well-known disease caused by the clouding of the lens of the eye. The condition is mostly associated with the aging process. Detecting it early allows us to track the changes which can occur in your prescription which sometimes help predict the speed of changes, this in turn allows us to ensure that you are referred to the correct specialists to ensure you enjoy the best eye health and vision possible.
Night driving with confidence
Do you find driving in the dark difficult? We have the solutions to get your night-driving confidence back – especially during these long winter evenings.
Don’t give up on your New Year’s resolutions – they’re great for your eye health
How are your New Year’s resolutions going? We’re mid-February and many of you may have forgotten about them, but we’ve got a reason to motivate you to help keep on track: New Year’s resolutions can be great for your eye health. Our guide will help strengthen your resolve to help you stick to your guns.
An award-winning start to the year
We’ve kicked off 2019 with a flying start, being shortlisted as finalists for the national Opticians Awards 2019 and winning Essilor’s National Bespoke Varilux Practice of the Year!
How to look after your eyes on the ski slopes this winter
If you’re planning on hitting the slopes this winter, it is important to look after your eyes. Ultra violet light can be more powerful on the ski slopes because of the snow’s reflectiveness, so it’s vital that you prepare properly and get the right protection. Our expert opticians explain the dangers high levels of exposure can cause, and what you need to do to look after your eyes.
How our interest-free credit can benefit you this Christmas
We all know that the main role of glasses is to enable you to see clearly, but they become part of your face and personality, so it’s important that they make you feel and look fabulous as well.
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How copper mesh lenses help you look after your eyes
Copper mesh spectacle lenses are a revolutionary product that can help with a whole range of eye conditions, many of which are aggravated at this time of year, when we spend more time indoors with drying central heating and working by electric light for more hours of the day. If you suffer from tired eyes, headaches, motion sickness, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia or even reading difficulties, they could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Alcohol Awareness Week – the problems of being blind drunk
Alcohol Awareness Week, running between the 19 and 25 November, aims to encourage people to change their relationships with drink. We all know that drinking too much can have serious consequences on your health – but did you know that it can also impact your eye health?
Looking after your eyes this winter
Winter can be a magical time for everybody. To make sure it is kept that way, we’ve put together a short guide on the signs to look out for to ensure you keep on top of your eye health during the colder months so that you don’t run into any future problems.
World Diabetes Day – diabetes and eye health
World Diabetes Day on 14 November is seeing to raise awareness about the disease to help people prevent, spot and manage it more successfully. The link between diabetes and eye health is profound: blurred and variable vision can be one of the first signs of diabetes, and diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness.
Kings Hill Opticians Saved My Life
2018 Sports Sunglasses range
Opticians awards 2018
We are delighted to be selected for the Finals of the National Awards as Independent Practice of the Year.
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Eyezen lenses: relaxing eyes to help protect visual health
Eyezen focus reduces eyestrain and improves small character readability. Light scan reduces glare, improves contrast and helps prevent premature aging of your eyes.
New hope for Macular Degeneration Suffers
Blocks UV + Harmful Blue-Violet light (transmitted by modern digital devices) and helps prevent premature eye ageing
Diagnosis error revealed 15 years on
A KINGS Hill woman who has been treated for an eye condition for 15 years has found out she never suffered from the illness.
I was lucky not to lose my eyesight
WAITING for her father-in-law at an opticians’ appointment, Susan Stratful began trying on some frames.