Quitting smoking is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions, and for good reason. We’ve all been educated on the problems associated with smoking: cancer, lung disease, strokes and heart disease are all linked to smoking (and that’s just naming a few). But smoking is also linked to eye problems, including:
If you want to quit smoking – whether it be as part of your New Year’s resolution or not – the best time to start is now. If you’re struggling to quit or if you’ve been smoke free since January 1st but are sorely tempted to have another puff, the NHS provide a free, online resource to help people quit smoking.
Most of us enjoy a tipple, but a lot of us also enjoy too many of them – that’s why cutting down on alcohol is another top New year’s resolution. Not only will it improve your overall health and help you to lose weight, it will also reduce the risk of complications to your eye health of drinking too much over a sustained period, including:
Cutting back on how much you drink can sometimes be difficult, especially if you feel pressured by peers or your lifestyle environment. If you need help to stop drinking alcohol, the NHS https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/Alcohol-addiction/LocationSearch/1805 have an alcohol support service finder.
A very common New Year’s resolution which has benefits for the whole of your body, but did you know an unhealthy body weight can also adversely affect your eye health?
Exercising ties in nicely with maintaining a healthy BMI, helping to improve your general health and reduce the risks of developing type 2 diabetes. But there is growing scientific evidence that aerobic exercise is good for you eyes in another way; the important oxygen supply through the optic nerve can increase through aerobic exercise, this helps to regulate the pressure in your eye, controlling conditions such as glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
If you’re struggling with your New Year’s resolution, use our guide to motivate you to get back on track. You only get one pair of eyes, so make sure you look after them!
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.
Have Age-related Macular Degeneration? We may have the answer
If you or a loved one suffer from AMD, you may be resigned to poor vision. But you don’t need to be! Our innovative E-Scoop lenses can be amazing at improving vision for AMD sufferers, giving them a new lease of life.
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.
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.
Copper Mesh Spectacle Lenses to help eliminate glare and eyestrain
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.