The health of our eyes is important to all of us and at Cooke Opticians your eyes are our concern. We know that your eye health can start to deteriorate well before you notice a change in your vision. Research indicates that smokers are twice as likely to develop conditions like AMD than non-smokers, and are likely to develop the condition up to 10 years earlier, with significantly greater visual loss. We can advise on how best to slow down these eye conditions during your eye examination and are trained to advise on best practice.
Glaucoma is made up of a group of conditions which cause damage to the optic nerve. This nerve carries information from the eye to the brain, where it is perceived as an image. It is usually (but not always) caused by increased pressure in the eye. It is one of the leading causes of blindness for those over the age of 60. Loss of vision can be very gradual, meaning that many of those affected will have no warning signs. Find out more >
Do your eyes feel gritty or sandy, are they red and watery? You may be suffering from dry eyes. Dry eyes occur when the eyes do not produce enough tears or when the quality of the tears is deficient, meaning the tears evaporate too quickly. Find out more >
Floaters are extremely common and can occur at any age but with increased frequency as we age. They are often (but not always) associated with flashes of light in the eye. Find out more >
“We only get one pair of eyes”. A common saying but true! At 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.
Keratoconus is an eye disease that affects the structure of the cornea, resulting in a reduction in the quality of vision. Keratoconus occurs in approximately one in 2,000 individuals, typically beginning in puberty and progressing into the mid-30s. Find out more >
The Macula is the part of the eye responsible for seeing fine detail and colour. It is located in the central part of our retina. As we age, the macula degenerates and can lead to blurred, distorted vision or in some cases, loss of central vision. It is the leading cause of blindness in the over 60’s. Find out more >
As we age, the clarity of our lens reduces and the lens becomes cloudy, making it more difficult to see clearly. A good, well balanced diet reduces the risk of cataracts. Find out more >
We are committed to providing a highly professional standard of eye care while ensuring that all who visit Cooke Opticians feel welcome and at ease during their eye examination, contact lens and frame selection – we wish your experience with us to be a worthwhile and reassuring one.