22 September 2016
Often considered a condition that only affects the elderly, cataracts can cause significant damage to your eyes at any age. Cataracts develop in the lens of your eye, which sits behind the pupil and causes a gradual deterioration in the quality of your sight.
22 September 2016
A child’s health and well being is, of course, a number one priority for any parent, but it seems that children’s eye tests are off the radar for some. A whopping 25 per cent of parents admit that their children have never had an eye examination, despite being entitled to a free NHS eye test until the age of 16, or up until 18 if still in full-time education.
20 September 2016
As part of National Eye Health we’ve explored the causes behind one of the most common eye complaints; dry eyes, and looked at how you can manage the condition and relieve symptoms.
Dry eye syndrome is likely to affect most of us at some point in our lives. The condition can vary in severity, cause and duration from person to person, depending on the cause.
19 September 2016
A staggering one in 25 people in the UK have diabetes and this is on the rise as the country faces an obesity crisis.
Diabetes is caused by a lack of insulin in the body, leading to an increased blood sugar level.
But did you know that diabetes can have a long-lasting effect on all areas of the body including the eyes, and is the leading cause for blindness in the UK?
16 September 2016
As part of National Eye Health Week we’ve come up with 5 easy lifestyle and eye care changes you can make to take better care of your eyes and look after your sight.
This year we will be promoting the campaign on our website and across our social media platforms to show our support. In this blog we’ve come up with 5 quick and easy lifestyle or eye care changes that you can make straight away to keep your eyes healthy and feeling comfortable.
14 September 2016
Did you know that your routine eye test also includes checks for signs of health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol?
By looking closely at your eyes, optometrists can tell a lot more about your health than you may be aware of!
02 August 2016
Use our guide to holiday eyewear to make sure you’ve got all your eye care needs covered when packing your suitcase this summer.
Whether your idea of a perfect break away involves rest and relaxation on the beach in Greece, sightseeing in Rome, or wrapping up warm to hit the slopes in the Alps, you’re going to need the right eyewear to get the most out of your trip.
22 June 2016
If you’re excitedly counting down the days until you set off to your first music festival of the year, make sure you read our blog about how to look after your eyes at a festival before you start packing!
13 June 2016
To raise awareness for Diabetes Week 2016 we’re looking at how Diabetes can affect your eyes and offering tips on managing the condition to avoid eye complications.
06 June 2016
To raise awareness for National Glaucoma Week we’ve gathered some top tips on managing Glaucoma for those that have recently been diagnosed or know someone who has.
01 June 2016
With bright and colourful kids’ glasses now featuring well-loved fictional characters from movies like Star Wars™ and Snoopy, there’s never been such a fun time for children to wear glasses.
09 May 2016
This week is Sun Awareness Week, so why not take a few minutes to read this blog and learn how to look after your eyes and enjoy the brighter weather safely.
04 May 2016
Toddlers don’t usually realise if they have a sight problem, so it’s important that you know the telltale signs to look out for.
27 April 2016
Corporate eyecare schemes help businesses to offer their employees benefits that will keep them feeling happier, healthier and more comfortable in the workplace.
This Thursday is World Safety and Health at Work Day, a day championed by the International Labour Organisation. To mark the day we’d like to raise awareness of the comprehensive range of corporate eyecare solutions that Tesco Opticians offer, to help businesses look after their employees’ eyesight.
20 April 2016
Get comfortable eyes at work by using the tips in this blog to set up a safe and healthy work space and help prevent eye strain symptoms.
In preparation for World Safety and Health at Work Day which falls on April 28th next week, we’ve compiled some great advice from the Health and Safety Executive to help you improve comfort and reduce computer eye strain symptoms at work.
13 April 2016
Allergies can affect our eyes at any point during our lives. Some people grow up allergy free and then suddenly develop allergies later in life, whilst others may suffer from annoying, itchy, watery eyes on a daily basis.
09 March 2016
Did you know that during your routine eye test the optometrist looks out for signs and symptoms of Glaucoma?
Many people believe that an eye test is just for checking if their vision has deteriorated, and don’t realise that it is also a very important health check. During an eye test the optometrist also screens you for signs and symptoms of general health problems and eye conditions like Glaucoma.
26 January 2016
We’re all aware that bright sunshine and pollen can play havoc with our eyes during the summer months, but have you ever stopped to consider the problems winter months may pose to the health of your eyes?
29 December 2015
Want brighter, healthier, more comfortable eyes in 2016?
The New Year is a great time to turn over a new leaf and pledge to make positive changes in your life.
And if you suffered with sore, dry or red eyes at any point in 2015 then take a look at our 5 New Year’s resolutions for better eye health and pick out the ones that will help make a happier and healthier you.
24 December 2014
What’s your New Year’s Resolution?
With free sight tests, Tesco Opticians is gifting you a resolution that’s easy to keep. With opticians in more than 200 Tesco stores nationwide, maintaining good eye health is easier than you might think.
12 May 2014
There are so many enjoyable things to be done with half an hour – watching your favourite TV programme, going for a run or even baking a cake – all things we’re sure you’d rather do than attend a sight test. Read on to find out why a sight test should be part of your health regime...