Mrs Elizabeth Ralph

Professional Services Consultant
Contact Lens Specialist

Contact: beth.ralph19@icloud.com

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Latest News

LATEST NEWS! This column will carry the latest news for ADP-EyeCare patients and/or prospective patients. 

23/05/2020:  Dry Eye Clinic Video published - watch here.

03/05/2020:  Remote non-urgent consultations with Andrew D Price, now available 7 days/week, day or evening by phone or Webcam Consult. Send initial email to patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk  

03/05/2020: A collaborative agreement between private ophthalmology and Andrew D Price at the Dry Eye/Contact Lens Clinic of ADP-EyeCare at Focus-In Opticians of Rhyl. See more.

04/04/2020: Lipiflow page discusses treatment. See In-Practice/Clinic Professional Treatments under Dry Eyes Clinic menu-point.

25/03/2020:  New feature of the ADP-EyeCare website is the downloadable, savable, optionally printable Contact Lens Referral documents with all fields open for text. Go to ADP-EyeCare where you will find it under the Contact Lens Menu Point.

15/03/2020: Latest Covid-19 guidance for professionals and patients in regard to contact lens and spectacle wear can be fiund here https://www.abdo.org.uk/news/experts-respond-to-covid-19-contact-lens-misinformation/

22/02/2020: New feature of the ADP-EyeCare website is the downloadable, savable, optionally printable Dry/Watery Eye/Blepharitis Referral documents with all fields open for text. Go to ADP-EyeCare where you will find it under the Dry/Watery Eye Menu Point.

05/02/2020: The use of two new instruments for diagnosis and treatment of dry eye and contact lens discomfort included in appointments - Me-Check and MyMask. See Mr Andrew D Price - Portfolio.

22/01/2020 ADP-EyeCare announce a new dry eye clinic will commence in Stoke-on-Trent in the first week of March 2020, in addition to the current one in North-Wales. To find out more email Andrew D Price FBDO(Hons)CL , COA: patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk  

07/01/2020: Contact lens wearers who would like to improve their hours of comfort please see 'Clinical Trials - Can You Help?'

28/12/2019: 'Monovision' where one eye is corrected for distance and the other for near, is sometimes an option for cataract/refractive surgery. It is vital you have the opportunity to judge if this is suitable for you before surgery, this can be done easily as part of the Cataract or Refractive Surgery Referral Clinic. The 'target' prescription is then known in advance and is provided to the surgeon.

07/12/2019: Mrs Elizabeth Ralph FBDO CL joins ADP-EyeCare, providing specialist services in the East Midlands. 

28/10/2019: Do you have Colour Blindness/Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD)? A unique contact lens is available that may help you differentiate colours more easily. Read more. Email: patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk   

26/10/2019:  Wear glasses/contact lenses currently and would like to consider reducing or eliminating your need for them by refractive surgery, or you require cataract surgery and thinking of a private procudure? We can offer information and examinations to assess your sutability. Email: patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk 

 

 

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Are you one of the 72% of people who are not using their eye drops safely or effectively?

I offer a dedicated specialist Eye Drop User Review to ensure your instillation technique is both safe and effective. This is currently free-of-charge.

Taking Eye Drops

Instilling eye drops correctly is neither intuitive nor necessarily easy. There are a number of challenges and issues that can play a part, some of which are mentioned below:

  • Positioning bottle so the eye is not missed
  • Not touching the eye/lids with the bottle
  • Squeezing the bottle too little/too  much
  • When to instill the drops
  • How to use with other eye drops
  • What side-effects are to be expected
  • How can I minimize the possible systemic and eye side effects
  • Why are they important use

All of these issues can be looked at and addressed in an Eye Drops User Review

How will I be helped?

You will be observed instilling your drops to assess how safely and effectively they are being currently used. Then if needed better techniques can be shown.

Many studies have revealed patients using eye drops have difficulty instilling their drops and that the safety and efficacy of their eye medication can be improved with education, training and practice under instruction from an Eye Care Professional.

More detail on how we help?

Please express your interest in an Eye Drop User Review so we can arrange the specific appointment(s) required, as this is a pilot project unique to this practice/clinic there is no charge to you or the NHS for this.
Points we will consider include:

  • Techniques to hold and position the bottle
  • Specific magnification and lighting
  • Ability to squeeze the bottle
  • Possible use of compliance aids to help better position and squeeze the bottle.
  • Timing of drops instillation and their use with other eye medications
  • How to avoid side-effects
  • Why instilling your drops safely and effectively is so important

Eye Drops

Don’t struggle instilling eye drops, be reassured you are using them safely and effectively

I have set-up a pilot programme called an Eye Drops User Review. Using techniques, education and compliance aids advocated by the International Glaucoma Association. The appointment is focused on reducing the many challenges using eye drop medication can pose.

Having spent many months working in a glaucoma clinic and currently an author and educator of fellow Eye Care Professionals I understand how eye drop medication use can be improved for many patients and provide practical help and answers to your eye medication usage.

What do I do next?

Email me: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss further, with a view to arranging an initial appointment in my North Wales or Stoke-on-Trent hospital based clinic.

 

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