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Eye Health

An eye test won’t just tell you if you need new glasses or a change of prescription, it’s also an important eye health check.

We believe healthy eyes are one of the most important things in life. Therefore we offer various clinic days to help fit YOUR schedule! We work under the NHS scheme which enables those over 60, diabetes sufferers, those who have a history of glaucoma and people who are on a tax credit or income support to have an eye test for FREE.

Look after
your eyes!

Having an eye test won’t just tell you if you need new glasses or a change of prescription, it’s also an important eye health check. It can spot many general health problems and early signs of eye conditions before you’re aware of any symptoms – many of which can be treated if found early enough.

At DixeyCB, we recommend everyone between the age of 16 and 70 to have an eye examination at least every 2 years and those under 16 and 70+ to have every year.

Age-related macular degeneration affects the vision you use when you’re looking directly at something, for example when you’re reading, looking at photos or watching television. AMD may make this central vision distorted or blurry and, over a period of time, it may cause a blank patch in the centre of your vision.

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil.

Conjunctivitis is a common condition that causes redness and inflammation of the thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye (the conjunctiva).

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. It occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the cells at the back of the eye (known as the retina). If it isn’t treated, it can cause blindness.

Eye floaters are those tiny spots, specks, flecks and “cobwebs” that drift aimlessly around in your field of vision. While annoying, ordinary eye floaters and spots are very common and usually aren’t cause for alarm. Floaters and spots typically appear when tiny pieces of the eye’s gel-like vitreous break lose within the inner back portion of the eye.

Glaucoma is a condition which can affect sight, usually due to build-up of pressure within the eye. Glaucoma often affects both eyes, usually to varying degrees. One eye may develop glaucoma quicker than the other.

A red eye can be alarming but is commonly just a sign of conjunctivitis or another minor eye condition. If it is painful, there may be a more serious problem. In any case, you should see your GP for advice.

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With our unique and atmospheric shop, we stock various brands and styles you can’t find anywhere else on the high-street. We also have a secret hideaway hidden at the top of our stairs, the beautifully quaint Eye Cafe. You may be surprised by what you find.

25 West Street, Horsham, Sussex, RH12 1PB
01403 265 369
info@dixey-cb-opticians.co.uk

Not only is the service impeccable with DixeyCB, but I was also able to trial the lenses before buying and the aftercare service has been brilliant.

Sarah Riley
Rating: 5

I would like to say a big thank you for the patience you have shown to me to get my eyes eased gently into old age!

Sue Rose
Rating: 5

Once again, fantastic service from Dirk at DixeyCB opticians in Horsham.

Marie Allen
Rating: 5
Eye Health Advice

Protection

It is important to protect your eye where ever possible, protection for screen usage and especially UV protection is crucial for long term eye health.

Quit smoking

Smokers are much more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration and cataracts compared to non-smokers.

Exercise

Research shows that exercise may reduce the risk of sight loss, which can occur as a result of high blood pressure, diabetes and narrowing or hardening of the arteries.

Eat Healthily

A healthy balanced diet, with a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, will benefit your overall health and may help keep the retina healthy.

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