For the past 40 years I have been extremely fortunate to have had my eye sight  attended to by the Optical Centre. Their diligence in their exacting examinations in assessing my Glaucoma, together with serious short sightedness has been  managed with extreme professionalism.
From teaching me to put in contact lenses (patiently) to always having the trendiest selection of frames, The Optical Centre is my first port of call for everything eyewear related.
Thank you Optical Centre for sourcing my Acuvue Oasys. After suffering from dry eyes these have really changed my life.
I have been a patient at the Optical Centre for almost 40 years. In that time I have always had excellent service, had the choice of the most beautiful frames and most importantly very clear eye sight.



What is childhood myopia?

Myopia, also known as short-sightedness, is a common condition that causes blurred distance vision. It usually starts in childhood and can get progressively worse. It is a condition in which …

Paediatric vision – Lazy eye and squint

About 2-3% of all children have a lazy eye, clinically known as amblyopia. This may be because they have one eye that is much more short- or long-sighted than the …

Do children need to have their eyes tested?

Children do not have to be able to read or talk to have their eyes examined: it is possible to see whether a child has healthy eyes or needs glasses …

Hope for Myopia

Myopia or short-sightedness is increasing at a phenomenal rate globally.  Research suggests that by the year 2050 half the world’s population will be affected. That’s a seven-fold increase from today. …

Managing Myopia in Children

Nearsightedness, or myopia, is the most common refractive error of the eye, and it has become more prevalent in recent years. Myopia typically begins in childhood and a child may …

Paediatric Keratoconus

There is mounting evidence that Keratoconus can present in children as young as four years old. At this age, it is likely to be aggressive and progress rapidly. Predisposing factors …

Your Options for Managing Keratoconus

The treatment for keratoconus has expanded dramatically since I graduated as an optometrist. As a young person today, chances are your keratoconus will not advance to the stage your parents …

Eye on Nutrition

Research shows that a wide variety of plant-based nutrients may stave off debilitating eye diseases (like macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy) and improve quality of life and longevity.  …

Is screen time giving you dry eyes?

As optometrists we are seeing large numbers of patients suffering from “computer vision syndrome”. This syndrome is a modern day phenomenon, which occurs as a result of spending an inordinate …

Dry Eye Syndrome

What is Dry Eye Dry eye syndrome is a common disease that affects up to 30% of certain adult groups. According to research, seniors are most at risk of contracting …

Eye Tracking – Children’s Vision

One of the key abilities that a child needs to succeed in school is good vision. The majority of learning that a child does occurs through their eyes. Typical symptoms …


What is Keratoconus Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the normally round dome-shaped cornea progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge to develop. This often results in significant visual …

Prescription Sunglasses For Cyclists

All cyclists should wear good quality sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sun and wind. Impact resistant and UV400 coated lenses are essential, as these will protect your eyes …