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Dry Eye Disease

It is estimated that fifty percent of the population now have some degree of dry eye disease. What is dry eye disease? Dry eye is a multi-factorial disease which causes an imbalance in the component parts of the tears leading to an unstable tear film, hyperosmolanty (tears are too salty), inflammation of the surface of…

Myopia Control

At Argus Opticians we have recently introduced our new myopia control contact lenses to the practice. Misight contact lenses are the only licensed soft contact lenses that have been shown to reduce myopia progression in kids. Myopia (short sightedness) progresses most in kids between 6-16 and the Misight lenses can be fitted on kids as…

The Dangers of NERF Darts

I recently saw a young man who attended with a red eye, having been hit accidentally with a NERF dart from a range of 3m. I expected that this would be a mild abrasion only, however it turned out to be more serious. This lad had internal inflammation of the eye brought about by the…