Though the number of smokers in the U.K. is at an all-time low, there are around one in six adults that light up on a daily basis. While most people are aware that smoking can have a severe effect on physical health, from heart disease to lung cancer, not everyone knows just how much of an impact regular smoking can have on vision. Here are a few of the ways that cigarettes can affect overall eye health.
Over the years we have offered work experience placements to a handful of different pupils wishing to explore what goes on during a typical day in the opticians. When Tom, who has a very keen interest in graphic design and media, approached us asking if we would be happy to offer him a work experience placement, we jumped at the chance.
We love Maui Jim sunglasses, there's no denying that they truly are a premium sunglass. Once you try Maui Jim, you won't look back. But why take our word for it? We'd like to offer you a risk-free trial of their prescription eyewear, and if you don't like them, simply return them for a full refund within 60 days of purchase.
We all need a change every now and then and Barracloughs is no exception. Due to recent restructuring of our teams, you may spot some new faces at your local practices.
40% of the world’s garbage ends up in the air* after burning thus releasing millions of toxins, according to an air quality study by the Global Healing Center. It is damning that inhaling this kind of air cuts off 1-2 years of human life. Most often, air in urban areas is more contaminated due to industrialisation. The eye is a very sensitive organ and irritants such as dust and smoke have both a short term and long-term effect. Short-term effects include itchiness, tearfulness, soreness and red eyes. On the other hand, the effects of overly long exposure to these dust particles, or smoke often lead to conditions such as dry eye syndrome as witnessed in areas adversely affected by air pollution such as Beijing, which has occasions of smog.