Understanding How Dementia Affects Vision

As a home visiting optometrist, I’ve had the privilege of helping individuals with various eye conditions, including those living with dementia. Dementia is a challenging and complex condition that affects not only memory and cognitive abilities but also vision. In this blog post, we’ll explore how dementia impacts vision and why an eye test at…

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Falls and Poor Eyesight: How McBay Mobile Opticians Can Help

As an independent domiciliary optometrist, I’m well aware that poor eyesight can lead to a host of problems, including an increased risk of falls. Falls are a major concern, particularly among the elderly population, and studies have established a strong link between falls and impaired vision. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the connection…

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Understanding Macular Degeneration: What You Need to Know

Macular degeneration, often referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a common eye condition that affects millions of people as they grow older. As a home visiting optometrist dedicated to your eye health, McBay Mobile Opticians is here to shed light on this condition and help you understand what it means for you or…

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Understanding the Purpose and Process of Blind Registration in Scotland

As home visiting optometrists, we understand the importance of providing comprehensive eye care services to our patients. One crucial aspect of eye care in Scotland is the process of blind registration, a vital step in ensuring individuals with severe visual impairments receive the support they need. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the purpose…

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Closed for Holidays

We will be closed from 22nd December 2023 to 15th January 2024. During this time, our mailbox and phone service will not be monitored. If you require emergency eyecare during that time either contact your local high street optometrist for advice, or call NHS 111. Otherwise we will be happy to help you on our…

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Protecting Your Vision: The Role of Nutrition in Preventing Diabetic Retinopathy

Welcome to the McBay Mobile Opticians blog, where we’re dedicated to improving your eye health and overall quality of life. Today, we’re discussing a topic of utmost importance: the role of good nutrition in preventing diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy: A Growing Concern Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes, affecting the small blood vessels…

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The Art of Applying Eye Drops: A Guide for Home Eye Examinations

As a dedicated home visiting optometrist for Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board, I understand the unique challenges faced by individuals who cannot leave their homes for eye care. One essential aspect of maintaining good eye health is the proper use of eye drops. Whether you’re managing dry eyes, glaucoma, or any other eye condition,…

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Why are my eyes so dry?

With winter upon us, I find many of my home eye test clients complaining of dry eye symptoms. With the central heating on and the windows closed, the air in our homes can dry out which increases the problem. Our eyes can feel gritty and irritated. They can become red and feel tired or even…

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The importance of regular eye tests

One of the most common things I hear as a Domiciliary Optometrist is “I never knew you could have an eye examination at home”, or something along those lines. And yet, the importance of good eye sight when you’re no longer able to leave your own home is paramount. If your vision is not great,…

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Is there a link between eye conditions, and dementia?

Recent scientific research suggests there may be a direct link between certain eye conditions and dementia. This is thought to be because of reduced activity in particular areas of the brain that deal with vision, leading to cell loss and, therefore, hastening the developement of dementia.  Cataract, Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Eye Disease were all…

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