We’ve all heard the old wives tales about our eyes! Carrots will improve your vision and sitting too close to the TV will give you square eyes. But is any of this actually true? In this blog, our Harrow opticians debunks some of the top myths about your eyes! Eating carrots will improve vision Although [...]
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Sunglasses are vital in summer, not only do they protect your eyes, but they can be the ultimate fashion accessory! Every year, there is a new trend, from modern and cool styles to classic and old-school favourites, and 2019 is no different. In this blog, our Harrow opticians explore some of the top eyewear trends [...]
According to a recent study by the National Eye Research Centre, glaucoma will affect 3.2 million people in the UK by 2050. But what is it? Many people will have heard of the condition but few actually know what it is, unless they suffer with it or know someone that does. To help you understand [...]
Didn’t think eyes were interesting? Think again! Our opticians in Harrow shares 5 interesting facts about your eyes, which you’ve probably never heard before! Blue eyes contain less melanin Ever wondered why people have different coloured eyes? It’s all down to something called melanin, a dark brown to black pigment occurring in the hair, skin [...]
We all know that too much UV can be bad for our skin, and lead to things such as skin cancer. Growing up we were always warned about the dangers of the sun and how it was important to wear sun cream. But has anybody ever really been told about the dangers of UV rays [...]
As our worlds become more digital, we’re spending an increasing amount of time staring at screens. Whether it’s your phone, computer at work or a combination of the two, it’s no surprise people are suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome. Symptoms of this include blurred vision, double vision, eye irritation, headaches, neck and back pain. Over [...]
We have something to suit every budget and every style Love or loathe wearing them, over 60% of people in the UK now have to wear glasses as part of their everyday life. But glasses can be the ultimate trendy accessory when you get the right pair! We have a wide range [...]
At Parker & Hammond Opticians, we have recently invested in Optomap, an exciting new technology to image the retina , the light sensitive tissue inside your eye. The Optomap is the only test that captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image. The unique optomap ultra-wide view helps detect early signs of [...]