He wanders around with a magic wand, claims to be a wizard, has a pet owl, is regularly seen in robes, has a private (very) school education and is a proud owner of a very old fashioned pair of spectacles. Does the image of the un-cool, nerdy lad you used to know spring to mind or that of the high school heartthrob?
Parents have been warned to monitor the effects that using digital devices have on their childrens eyes. So called, 'digital' eye strain, covers a broad spectrum of products such as laptops, computer screens, mobile phones, tablets and televisions.
We recently discussed the new study of Cardio Retinometry and the benefits to patients which an optician can offer through the use of fundus cameras to detect and diagnose heart defects at the early stages of disease. Our original blog can be found here:
A recent study by the Royal National Institute of Blind People along with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists has shown than over 50% of England primary care trusts have implemented stricter guidelines and restrictions regarding cataract operations, meaning fewer are now currently taking place than are required.
Cardio Retinometry by definition, is a method of studying heart disease through the analysis of the eyes. It is a study that has been put forward as a possible preventative measure against the threat of heart disease, high blood pressure and strokes.
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Sold as the very first of its kind, EyeDispense, the brand new iPad2 app is being offered to the market as, 'for use by optical professionals, to help people with poor vision choose new eyeglasses without optical correction.'
Clinical testing of the new handheld Paediatric Vision Scanner has shown impressive results when diagnosing amblyopia in children. The study, which has seen results even in very young ages, has been carried out by ophthalmologists in a hospital in Boston. Detections were even made in the adsense of measurable strabismus.
As the dust shows little signs of settling over the infamous phone-hacking scandals that have seen the News of the World newspaper close its doors, it has now become apparent that before the final issue was printed, two large opticians pulled their adverts from the paper.
We are pleased to announce that we are launching our brand new, latest news section at HansonInstruments.co.uk. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be finding the most up to date information regarding changes in the optical world, be it legislation based or technological.