Circle Lens Trend Could be Harmful

Circle lenses, a type of colored contacts imported from Asia that make the wearer look as though they have enlarged eyes, are set to be one of the New Year’s biggest beauty trends, having first risen to popularity four years ago. This new trend however could be harmful to your eye sight and is not

January 5, 2015

Happy Holidays!

The London Ophthalmology Centre would like to wish you a very Happy Holiday season! We hope you have great time and see in the new year in good health! The clinic will be open as usual, please call to check our availability and book your appointment on 020 7000 3193 or 0800 756 9993 or

December 22, 2014

Eyes: The Windows To Your Health

This video highlights why it is so important to get regular eye checks. Book your appointment with us today! Please contact one of our surgeons by calling the clinic on 020 7000 3193 or 0800 756 9993 or send us an e-mail reception@londonoc.co.uk for a consultation.

October 23, 2014

National Eye Health Week

Today marks the first day of the National Eye Health Week! To celebrate this, we would like to offer new clients a £50 discount on eye checks this week! Many people are living with poor vision and putting their sight at risk because of failure to get them checked according to new research from the

September 22, 2014

Smoking Linked to Development of Cataract

Smokers who kick the habit may reduce their risk of developing the blurred vision problem known as cataracts, new research shows. This common medical condition — in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively cloudy — is a leading cause of impaired vision. But researchers in Sweden found that middle-aged men who smoked at

August 18, 2014

Visual processes ‘critical for sharp mind’

Scientists say they have uncovered a basic process that may help explain why some people’s thinking skills decline with age. Research indicates as individuals begin to have difficulties interpreting simple images, their overall intelligence falls too. Psychologists suggest this ability to glean information at a glance may play a critical role in how we deal

August 14, 2014

Cataract Surgery May Slow Mental Decline

Along with improving vision, cataract surgery may slow mental decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, a new study suggests. Better eyesight also improves their quality of life, the researchers said. “These preliminary results indicate that improved vision can have a variety of benefits for people with dementia and their loved

August 11, 2014

Glaucoma Can Affect Children

When Christian Earl was six weeks old, his mother did not think his eyes looked right, so she took him to Loyola University Medical Center for an evaluation. She was shocked to learn that Christian had glaucoma and other congenital eye problems that were threatening his vision. “I thought that only older people could get

June 25, 2014

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy

The term retinopathy covers various disorders of the retina, which can affect vision. Retinopathy is usually due to damage to the tiny blood vessels in the retina. Retinopathy is commonly caused by diabetes, but is sometimes caused by other diseases such as very high blood pressure. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes it is

June 6, 2014

Cataract Surgery may Reduce Risk of Death

Beside enjoying better eyesight, people who undergo cataract surgery may see another advantage: Those with cataract-related vision loss who have surgery to improve their sight have a lower risk of death than those who don’t, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at 354 people, 49 and older, in Australia with cataract-related vision loss who underwent

May 28, 2014