Half price Summer frame sale now on.

Selected frames at half price when purchased with lenses.

Selected sunglasses half price.


Maui Jim Sunglasses

Not only do Maui have an extensive range of new styles available ready-to-wear and as prescription, they also offer the Maui Reader which gives all the benefits of the ready-to-wear sunspec lens with an added reading segment.


Moscot Open Day

We are really pleased to have the Moscot sun collection in store on Thursday 13th June.

Join us for tea and cake, or perhaps a glass of something sparkling, and see the full collection of classic styles.

We will be open until 6.00pm.


Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) capability now available at Unia Opticians.

OCT is an imaging method which is similar to ultrasound but works with light waves rather than sound. It can aid the early detection of diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

This straightforward and non invasive way of assessing detail of the retina can be used to evaluate the ocular health of both adults and children.

We are now pleased to offer an OCT scan as an extra service alongside the existing thorough eye examination.

Please visit or call the store for further details.


Lindberg buffalo horn frames now in stock.

We are excited to announce we are now stockists of Lindberg buffalo horn and wood+ horn frames.

The materials are ethically sourced, and each frame is unique.

The front of a horn frame is made of layers of laminated buffalo horn, a natural and porous material. It is impossible to produce two identical fronts. The colour choices are  light brown, medium brown, dark brown and deep black, depending on which part of horn they are taken from. Each frame will vary in texture.

Wood + horn (TRÆ + BUFFALO) fronts are made of one layer of timber (Olive, Padauk, Ebony or Smoked Oak) and a multilayer of buffalo horn-backing.

Because they are natural materials, both horn and wood+horn fronts need to be kept hydrated, as they tend to dehydrate with time. Each frame is supplied with a care kit, and we offer an annual service to ensure the quality is maintained.


MOSCOT now in store

 

 

   

We now have the iconic Moscot frames in stock, including the Johnny Depp made famous Lemtosh.

Come and view the lookbooks in store, to see the entire collection of Original and Spirit frames.

 

 


National Eye Health Week Day 2

We have a selection of information leaflets available to pick up in store, regarding all elements of eye health,

includingcomputer screen use, eating well for eye health and looking after children’s eyes.


Data Protection

As you may already be aware, new regulations regarding Data Protection will take effect from the 25th May 2018. At Unia Opticians, we are committed to protecting the personal data of all our patients, respecting their privacy at all times.
In accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulation we have updated our privacy policy.
This can be viewed by visiting the privacy policy page via our website.


Christmas Promotion – 20% discount on all new frame and lens purchases.

TREAT YOURSELF TO A CHRISTMAS GIFT!!!

 

 

ENJOY 20% DISCOUNT FROM ALL NEW FRAME AND LENS PURCHASES

Valid until 4.30pm on Friday 22nd December 2017

(Excludes Maui Jim purchases)


Diabetes-related vision loss growing worldwide

The worldwide burden of diabetes-related vision loss is growing alarmingly. Over 2 decades from 1990-2010, the number of people worldwide with diabetes-related blindness or visual impairment rose by an alarming 27 percent and 64 percent, respectively. In 2010, 1 in every 52 people had vision loss and 1 in every 39 people were blind due to diabetic retinopathy – where the retina is damaged by diabetes.

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The researchers suggest poor control of blood glucose and inadequate access to eye health services in many parts of the world are contributing to the growing global burden of diabetes-related vision loss.

 

These figures are the result of an analysis by a global consortium, who recently published their work online in the journal Diabetes Care.

As the number of people living with diabetes worldwide grows, so increases the risk of more people developing diabetic retinopathy and suffering subsequent vision loss, especially if they do not receive or adhere to the care they need.

Diabetic retinopathy is a disease of the retina that damages sight as a result of chronic high blood sugar in diabetes. The high sugar damages the delicate blood vessels in the retina – the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye.

As the damage increases, the blood vessels begin to leak and distort vision. In people with advanced diabetic retinopathy, new, abnormal blood vessels grow in the retina, causing further damage and eventually permanent scarring and vision loss or blindness.

Lead author Janet Leasher, associate professor of the College of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, says:

“Unfortunately diabetic retinopathy usually does not have any symptoms in the early stages.”

Thus, it is important that people with diabetes have their eyes tested every year, follow the advice of their eye health practitioner, and make sure they keep their blood sugar under control.

 

Researchers suggest poor control of blood glucose and inadequate access to eye health services in many parts of the world are contributing to the rising numbers of people with diabetes-related vision loss.

 

Lead investigator Rupert R.A. Bourne, professor and associate director of the Vision and Eye Research Unit at Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom, says:

“With the alarming prevalence of vision loss due to diabetes rising more than two thirds in the last 20 years, the precipitous global epidemic of diabetes must be addressed.”

He and his colleagues suggest policymakers in the regions most affected by diabetic retinopathy should develop and implement plans for preserving the vision of diabetic adults, screen for diabetic retinopathy, and improve glucose and blood pressure in diabetics.

They should also intensify efforts to prevent and treat diabetic retinopathy – for instance, by introducing laser treatments, use of intravitreal injections of steroids, and anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) drugs.

“People diagnosed with diabetes should have a dilated eye health examination at least every year and be advised by their eye care practitioner for their personal situation. Patients should work closely with their healthcare provider to determine the best methods to control their blood sugar levels.”

 

Source : Prof. Janet Leasher

Written by Catharine Paddock PhD

 

If you have any questions or would like to book an eye examination contact us