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Need new glasses? Three reasons why an expert optical dispenser matters

Need new glasses? Three reasons why an expert optical dispenser matters

While most people have some idea what optometry involves, not everyone is familiar with optical dispensary, yet it’s a key eye health service. Yes, optical dispensers sell glasses and contact lenses, but a skilled optical dispenser also accurately interprets optometrist prescriptions to help you find the lenses that best suit both your optical needs… and your lifestyle.

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Is Ortho-K for adults, too?

Is Ortho-K for adults, too?

Ortho-K is a groundbreaking alternative to surgery, and it’s proving to be one of the most common methods of vision correction for our younger clients. Ortho-K isn’t just for kids, however. While it has particular benefits for children and teens, Ortho-K may also help adults with certain eye conditions. Here’s our guide to Ortho-K, and potential uses and benefits for eye health… at any age.

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A guide to myopia management

A guide to myopia management

Myopia (also called short-sightedness or near-sightedness) is a very common condition with a range of treatment options. Like many other eye issues, catching myopia early will give you the best chance of managing it. Here’s our guide to myopia, including symptoms and revolutionary treatments such as Ortho-K.

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A proactive approach to kids’ eye health

A proactive approach to kids’ eye health

At Ian Donald Optometrist, we’re passionate about ensuring your vision is the very best it can be – and there are steps you can take to help preserve eye health in you and your children. From Ortho-K to Omega-3, here’s how to take a proactive approach to your kids’ eye care.

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Prizm Gaming lenses

Prizm Gaming lenses

Do your eyes hurt after a few hours of playing The Sims? Is your vision blurry after a Sunday afternoon jumping into Fortnite with some friends? The world of gaming has rapidly evolved… as more new and exciting games become available, we want to spend more time being transported to these bright, adventurous virtual worlds.

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Ultra-widefield imaging

Ultra-widefield imaging

Did you know that some of the most destructive eye diseases occur in the far periphery of the eye?

Issues like retinal tears, glaucoma, ocular tumours and diabetic retinopathy often occur in the far reaches of the eye making for difficult detection and potential complications.

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Transitions style colours range

Transitions style colours range

Today, sunglasses are a fashion staple and a source of protection for our eyes. Most people can’t leave the house without their favourite pair! Over the years, sunglasses continue to evolve in different shapes, sizes, colours and expressions.

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Essilor Varilux X Series lenses

Essilor Varilux X Series lenses

Essilor’s Varilux X Series is a cutting-edge progressive lens allowing you to seamlessly capture every detail within arm’s reach with high precision, as well as beyond. Let’s take a look at how this innovative technology works and why it’s vital.

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When do I need glasses?

When do I need glasses?

It’s not easy being this side of 40 You’ve probably noticed your vision has started to change. Don’t panic, it happens to the best of us, and it happens to all of us. The only way to dodge presbyopia, is to die young. And that’s not a preferred method.

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Keeping you on the road

Keeping you on the road

If you are aged 60 or older, driving a car might be riskier than you realise. Research shows that your ability to see moving objects while you are moving deteriorates, much sooner than your ability to see objects that are still. Age-related eye diseases can also compromise vision, even before you are aware of symptoms.…

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Children

Children

Do you suspect your child’s eyesight may be affecting their ability to learn effectively at school?
Perhaps your child:
- complains of eyestrain and/or headaches?
- experiences double vision and/or blurry vision when reading?
- covers or closes one eye when reading?
- has a short attention span and difficulty concentrating when reading?

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Adults

Adults

Do you find yourself holding that book out just a little further than you used to? Bringing it closer, then pushing out again?

Are you experiencing eye strain? Blurriness? Headaches?

Is it getting harder to see the street signs?

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