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September 17th, 2019   |  
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Floaters are experienced as grey, blurred shapes that appear to float around in your eyesight. Most people have them, most of the time they are harmless and just a little irritating. But if they trouble you badly, what can you do? First of all, if your floaters have changed recently or suddenly, if you’re seeing white […]

September 17th, 2019   |  
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There’s a lot of interest at the moment in blue light and how it affects us. Particularly interesting is whether the light given off by computer screens, smartphones and televisions, used late at night, could be fooling our brains into thinking it’s still daytime and stopping our natural slowdown into bed and sleep. If you’re […]

September 17th, 2019   |  
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A UK-wide competition offering a trip to Paris or £1,000 of travel vouchers has been won by one of our customers (and the competition went so well they ran it again). The winner, Jane Ledger, said “I might use it to go to a jazz festival in Brussels. Jazz in the squares with a glass […]

September 17th, 2019   |  
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(Or ten gift ideas for loved ones who do. Also, 2 tricks for you if you do.) 1. Get a cord or chain and hang them around your neck. We sell some fairly functional ones. We don’t recommend beaded chains as they tend to break and/or get tangled, but if you fancy something a bit […]

September 17th, 2019   |  
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For years, spectacle lenses have been made by taking a stock lens for your main prescription off the shelf, and grinding the rear side to customise it. Most of our lenses at Pagan and McQuade nowadays are made using ‘digital’ methods but it’s still a new development and the benefits are only now being realised […]

September 17th, 2019   |  
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Even if you’ve enjoyed perfect eyesight for your first forty years, you’re likely to start to need reading glasses sometime in your forties. That’s because the lens in each eye becomes harder as you get older. The muscles that surround your lens and pull it into focus begin to tire and find it hard work […]

September 17th, 2019   |  
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In the last newsletter, we talked about retinal photographs and how important it is that we can take a photograph of the back of your eye and compare it to the photographs from last year and before. If there are any significant changes, we said, we’ll spot them and can act accordingly. Imagine the retinal […]

September 17th, 2019   |  
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Of all the options in coloured contact lenses, blue is the most popular. Strange, then, that blue eyes are becoming less common1. Perhaps the increasing scarcity is making them more desirable. Anyway, blue eyes aren’t really blue. There’s nothing inside the eye that you can say is ‘blue’. The reason they appear blue is .. […]

September 17th, 2019   |  
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Many people take daily action to prevent or reduce wrinkles, using moisturiser, making lifestyle changes and even resorting to surgery. At least one type of wrinkle, however, might be more numerous and deeper because of your eyesight, and even very slight imperfections can cause it. Few people want crows feet (those angled wrinkles radiating out […]