Contact Lenses

Key note speaker at BCLA UK Conference and Exhibition

Sarah Farrant from Taunton and Langport based Earlam and Christopher Optometrists will be one of the key note speakers at this year’s BCLA UK (British Contact Lens Association) Conference and exhibition and will be presenting a lecture to delegates (optometrists) about successful dry eye management.

The educational event is intended to help improve confidence in contact lenses and in managing Dry Eye Disease and Ocular Surface Health, allowing eye care professionals to deliver the best possible care for their patients in this area.

Sarah is a highly acclaimed national and international specialist in this field and is also the UKs Ambassador for the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS). The TFOS is a non-profit organisation facilitating forward momentum in ophthalmological research.  The Society’s Global Ambassador and membership programs foster collaboration among scientists, clinicians and industry professionals to help the world see better.

At her specialist dry eye clinics Sarah diagnoses and treats this uncomfortable and debilitating condition which causes symptoms such as light sensitivity, fluctuations in vision, inflamed eyelids, burning or gritty eyes and dandruff around the eye lids.

This year’s event will be held from the 4th-10th June at Aston University in Birmingham.

Effective Treatment For Your Child’s Short Sight

Treating short sight to give you freedom from glasses
You are most likely to develop short-sightedness if your parents are short-sighted. Myopia is increasing worldwide and is increasing at a rate which can’t just be explained by genetics alone.

There is currently no cure for short-sightedness (myopia). Even laser surgery in adulthood doesn’t change the length of the eye, just the front surface, so doesn’t change the risk of conditions associated with myopia.

The aim of myopia control is to slow or halt the progression of myopia. Research into myopia has shown that the light going to the periphery of the retina is responsible for eye growth or the lack of it. As normal contact lenses don’t change the way the light hits the peripheral retina they aren’t effective at controlling the length of the eye.

However, other forms of contact lenses have been shown to change the way that the light reaches the peripheral retina whilst still giving clear vision and have a proven effect on slowing the progression of myopia. The results vary for individual children and there is no way to predict what the effect will be for a particular child.

EyeDream for Myopia Control: click here for more information.

EyeDream is a form of orthokeratology. Orthokeratology lenses are worn overnight to gently reshape the front of the eye so that the lenses can be removed in the morning and give crisp, natural vision all day.

EyeDream Videos Show Overnight Vision Correction

With overnight vision correction solutions from Earlam and Christopher using a orthokeratology product called EyeDream we thought we would show some videos of the product and where it has featured, including a test done on the ‘This Morning’ programme. (more…)

New Daily Disposable Multifocal Contact Lenses

We are pleased to introduce, Proclear 1 day Multifocal lenses to our expanding contact lens range. These lenses are daily disposable and work to correct your distance and reading vision completely, so there is no need to compromise on your vision or wear reading specs on top of your lenses. (more…)