In this section we want to draw your attention to factors that may influence your choice of frames and lenses. All the products discussed can be purchased at all our five practices located in Bletchley, Newport Pagnell, Stony Stratford, Towcester and Wolverton.
Ultraviolet (UV) light can cause damage to both the skin and the eyes but whereas most people wear suncream, many people forget about wearing sunglasses to protect their eyes.
It is thought that around 80% of our total lifetime's UV exposure occurs by the age of 18. We think it is important to encourage your children to wear sunglasses from an early age.
Are your glasses affecting your game? We can't guarantee a win but we can help make the game more enjoyable.
Water sports, fishing, golf, motor sports, cycling, shooting, winter sports, snooker and general recreational glasses are just some of the activities we can advise on.
The Health and Safety regulations regarding VDU screens are set out in the DSE 1992. These regulations state the necessity for the employer to provide regular sight tests for the employee, and if glasses are required for VDU use, the employer should contribute towards them.
Research has been carried out to determine whether using VDU's has a negative impact on the eyes, and the current research suggests that using a VDU has no long-term negative effect on the eyes.
Using a VDU should not affect your prescription; however it may exacerbate the symptoms of your current prescription.
If you have any of the following symptoms, maybe glasses can help. Please contact us for further information.
A healthy diet is necessary for a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet may reduce the chances of developing certain eye conditions, such as AMD.
Various nutrients have been suggested to help with your eyes:
These nutrients/antioxidants are thought to help protect the body against free radicals, which can cause damage to tissues within the eye and the rest of the body. Most of these nutrients are sold as supplements and are available from DW Roberts practices. Our optometrists will offer advice on the most suitable supplements for you.
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (1992) states that employers have a basic duty to provide safety equipment if required – please feel free to ask any questions regarding personal eye protection.
Your employer should provide a form that specifies the frames, lens material and any coatings necessary to protect you in your line of work. Ask your employer for further information on protective eyewear.
Personal Eye Protection can also be ordered privately. Our staff will be able to advise you on the most suitable lenses and frames. Lenses available include CR39, polycarbonate and toughened glass. These provide increased impact resistance to any hazards you may encounter.
If you wish to find out more about the lifestyle options, please book an appointment at your closest DW Roberts practice.
Our five opticians practices in Bletchley, Newport Pagnell, Stony Stratford, Towcester and Wolverton cover the wider areas of Milton Keynes, including Fenny Stratford, Olney, Buckingham and Winslow in North Buckinghamshire and Brackley in South Northamptonshire.