Are your eyes healthy?

"We only get one pair of eyes".  A common saying but true!  At Deirdre Cooke Opticians we therefore want to protect your eyes as best we can. Diet and lifestyle choices can impact on our ocular health and quality of vision and of course our general health too.

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

This is an eye condition which we will all come to hear a lot about over the next few years. At the moment it is the leading cause of blindness in the over 65's. We are part of an ageing population and as a result the incidence of this condition will increase.  Research has identified several risk factors for this condition.The Optometrists at Deirdre Cooke Opticians Sligo, would be happy just what those risk factors so you can make the necessary changes and choices to decrease your own personal risk

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Bright skys, bright eyes?

Excessive light exposure has been shown to be potentially very damaging to our eyes. It is the UV component of sunlight that does the most damage. UV has been shown to be another trigger factor for AMD and cataract. At Deirdre Cooke Opticians we would be pleased to check your existing sunglasses to ensure they are offering UV protection and also to show you the extensive range of sunglasses we have in stock. The colour of the tint you choose in your sunglasses is also important and our opticians will be happy to advise on this too.

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Do you suffer with dry eyes?

If you do, you are not alone. Our general health, the environment we work in, our gender even the weather can influence the moisture levels in our eyes.  Itching, burning gritty and even excessive watering can all be symptoms of dry eye syndrome. At Deirdre Cooke Opticians we are happy to give personal recommendations on which dry eye products we feel work best. We try them before we recommend them!

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