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Macula Degeneration

Tiny ‘ice cube tray’ may help to restore eyesight – hope for people who have macula degeneration Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed the ability to deliver photoreceptors to the retina with a tiny scaffold that resembles an ice cube tray. Once implanted, the scaffold could replace damaged retinal cells from conditions like…

Covid Update DECEMBER 2021

To our valued patients  For the safety of our patients and staff we request that all overseas patients adhere to the current UK Government entry requirements, and provide proof of a negative PCR test result when attending their appointment. This can be in either digital or paper format. Failure to provide this information will result…

Omega 3 Oil and Eye Health

There is no doubt that you are helping your eye health, if your diet is high in omega 3 fish oil. Research is varied regarding the benefits (for example slowing down the ageing process of the eye). Although opinions differ, everyone will agree that omega 3 has natural anti inflammatory properties and will help improve…

Glasses that are too strong can exacerbate progressive short sightedness

Sometimes glasses are prescribed with a relatively strong minus power to help the eyes to align more efficiently. This needs to be done cautiously because strong minus lenses can contribute to progressive short sightedness. Essentially stronger minus strength than necessary can cause your child to become short sighted quicker. We are fully aware of this,…

Coffee Intake and Glaucoma Risk

Recent research indicates that for people who have relatively high eye pressure, caffeine intake may contribute to a higher incidence of glaucoma. This does not mean that coffee causes glaucoma. We therefore advise that you limit your intake of coffee to no more than a couple of cups a day, if we have indicated that…

Essilor Lenses

At Alexander Kobrin Optometrists we deal with complex vision difficulties and have found that partnering with a lens manufacturer such as Essilor has helped us to find personalised solutions for our patients. Above all else, Essilor is synonymous with quality – something that is core to our approach. Essilor has over 150 years of experience…

Dry Eyes – Peep Club

We are spending more time than ever now on our smart phones, and computers, and as a result we are increasingly having to deal with red, tired and dry eyes. At AKL we understand that you do not want to become dependent on conventional treatments, and would prefer a solution that does not involve preservatives,…

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