Posts Tagged ‘ Peterborough ’

How often should you get your eyes tested

The NHS recommends that most people should get their eyes tested every two years.

However in some circumstances, they may recommend more frequent NHS sight tests;
for example, if you:

-are a child wearing glasses
-have diabetes
-are aged 40 or over and have a family history of glaucoma
-are aged 70 or over

You sight test does not only tell you if your sight has got worse, it can also detect some
eye-related pathologies, such as glaucoma, cataracts or retinal problems, and some non eye-related ones such as:

Diabetes
Hypertention
Autoimmune disorders (ex. Lupus)
High Cholesterol
Thyroid disease
Cancer
Tumors

If your doctor notices that the structure of your eye is unusual, you may be referred to a specialist.
Droopy eyelid or irregularly shaped pupils could possibly indicate a neck tumor or an aneurism.

Some of the services at Henry Smith and Hamylton Opticians include:

– Specialist Macular Degeneration Lenses

– Children’s Eye Health

– Dry Eye Clinics

– Cataract Services

-3D Retinal Scan*

-Retinal Photography*

-Glaucoma Screening

-Diabetes Check

-Colour Blindness Check

-DVLA Assessment

 

Get in contact with us and book an eye test today!

HSH Leicester city centre: (0116) 262 7775

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How you should apply make-up if you wear contact lenses

If you are a contact lens wearer then you should be extra-careful when applying make-up, here you can find few tips:

..Of course first thing you always must do is to wash and dry your hands thoroughly! (don’t wear lenses with wet hands.. very important!)

  • Always put on contact lenses before applying make-up, this way you will avoid the risk of getting bits in your eyes
  • When using eye-liner try and apply it above your lashes line and not on your inner eyelid
  • Keep your eyes closed when applying powder products
  • Never blow on your make-up brush! That will in fact increase the amount of bacteria which may lead to eye irritation (you should also wash your make-up brushes very often)
  • When applying mascara don’t start from the base of your lashes, start from midpoint towards the tips
  • Don’t use mascara with lash-building fibres because it can damage your lenses
  • Don’t apply make-up if your eyes are irritated or swollen
  • Don’t wear false eyelashes. The lash glue can irritate your eyes
  • Avoid sharing make-up. Eye infections can be easily passed between people

Also do you know how often you should replace your makeup? Have a look here!

Get in contact with Henry Smith and Hamylton Opticians for more informations 🙂

Spotted Kim Kardashian wearing YSL sunglasses


Kim Kardashian has been spotted everywhere wearing this now very popular pair of Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses (SL1).

In case you were wondering where to find a pair.. no need to look too far! Yves Saint Laurent is one of the new luxury brands available at HS+H Opticians, and you can find SL1 model in our Peterborough practice..

Come and visit us anytime if you want to try them on! 😀

Heat Therapy to treat dry eyes

Dry Eye Syndrome is the most frequently diagnosed ophthalmic condition, we spoke about it in this post.
The normal ageing process brings changes to the meibomian gland function and tear composition resulting in painful, gritty and irritating dry eye.
Effective eyelid warming is the primary treatment for MGD.
The MGDRx® EyeBag® was developed in 2004 by British consultant ophthalmologist Mr Teifi James after 15 years experience of treating patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
The MGDRx® EyeBag®, a reusable warm compress, which heats quickly and conveniently in a microwave, has been registered as a class 1 medical device with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) since 2005. Teifi James was granted a patent for his invention in 2009.
Improving the quality of life for dry eye patients, the MGDRx® EyeBag® has been purchased by over 500,000 users and in a recent survey, more than 90% found the EyeBag® to be better than a hot wet flannel and would recommend the product to a friend or relative.
If you want to know more about Heat Therapy give us a call or walk into one of our practice around Leicester and Peterborough

New Georgio Armani Eyewear Collection – Exclusive to Henry Smith + Hamylton Opticians Peterborough

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As increasingly vital fashion accessories for elegant men and women, the natural essential lines of Giorgio Armani brand glasses – also available with a touch of irony in the fresh, youthful style of Emporio Armani – are given added value through the expert craftsmanship of Luxottica. Attention to detail with every set of frames becomes, in this way, a basic part of ensuring the universal and timeless style of Armani. Frames suited to every look are available in clean shapes produced in surprising materials and elegant colors – with the more sophisticated details inspired by evening wear collections.

Some key steps of the manufacturing process were created by the Luxottica artisans for international stars (including artist and singer Fergie, Spanish actress Blanca Suarez, French actress Lou Lesage, and German actress Aylin Tezel) who attended the exclusive event held during Milan Fashion Week at the Armani Theatre. The special party also featured the live music set of Scandinavian twins, Say Lou Lou, and actress and DJ Chelsea Leyland.

Persol Capri Edition Sunglasses

Persol Capri Edition Sunglasses, inspired by Casa Malaparte. Architecture created by Curzio Malaparte.

Persol eyewear is available at Henry Smith & Hamylton Opticians Leicester City Centre.

The Future…

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Google X reported in The Times Paper and throughout the internet this week

Rumour, and at present that is all that can be said that by the end of this year our smart display seen on Android phones will soon be backlit on special spectacles being prepared by Google. It is believed to be planning this new mobile device, a pair of glasses that will relay all the information of a phone straight to your eyes.

Reports from many gismo internet sites suggest that Google will release the high-tech spectacles by the end of the year. The normal lenses will have screens that sit a few centimetres from a user’s eyes. 
The New York Times has suggested that the mobile glasses will cost between $250 and $600 (£160-£380).

Google declined to comment.

Though the concept sounds outlandish, it is known that the company has created a grand new project dubbed “Google X” at its campus in Mountain View, California.