Mr Andrew D PriceAndrew D. Price

ADP EyeCare
 

Contact: patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk

 

Mrs Vanessa Uden Vanessa Uden

Dispensing Optician and Contact Lens Optician

Contact: vanessa@strictlylocum.co.uk

Mrs Elizabeth RalphMrs Elizabeth Ralph

Professional Services Consultant
Contact Lens Specialist

Contact: beth.ralph19@icloud.com

 

Mr Ganeshbabu MahalingamMr Ganeshbabu Mahalingam

Optometrist and Contact Lens Specialist

Contact: patientcare@apexeyeandvisioncare.co.uk

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Andrew D Price FBDO(Hons)CL, COA

Who I am, what I do and how I can help you!

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Short-sighted eyes grow longer!

Is your child suitable for Myopia (Progression) Management?

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Dry/Watery Eye – how I can help

The eyes surface and tears are complex – trial and error is not the way!

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Lid conditions need microscopic examination

It is not possible to diagnose and successful treat without a specialist exam

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Cause of Contact Lens Discomfort

Specialist exam techniques can show how contact lens wear can be successful

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Dry/Watery Eye – how I can help ?

The eyes surface and tears are complex – trial and error is not the way!

Cause of Contact Lens Discomfort

Specialist exam techniques can show how contact lens wear can be successful

Lid conditions need microscopic examination

It is not possible to diagnose and successful treat without a specialist exam

Short-sighted eyes grow longer!

Is your child suitable for Myopia (Progression) Management?

Colour vision enhancement

Specialist contact lenses may give improved colour vision discrimination

Ortho-K - clear vision without the need for surgery, glasses or contact lenses

Latest technology for diagnosis

Specialist technology can now identify reasons for dry eye/contact lens discomfort

Latest technology for treatment

Specialist technology can now treat dry eye/contact lens discomfort

Dry Eye Clinic Video

Why a clinic appointment is so important

Latest News

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

09/06/2021: Additional testimonial added to Andrew D Price - Portfolio. 

04/06/2021: If you are a contact lens wearer concerned about a product recall affecting some Bausch+Lomb, Boston, Boots or Specsavers lens care products a download from the Medicnes and Healthcare Regualatory Authority can be found here. Changes to care products are part of any initial consultation when a new patient sees any of the Eye Care Professionals listed on this website. 

29/05/2021: Latest News added to 'Clinical Trials - Can You help?'.

01/04/2021: Mr Ganeshbabu Mahalingam's CL Referral Form can be found here

27/03/2021: Mr Ganeshbabu Mahalingam MPhil PhD FCOptom FBCLA ProfHigherGlaucoma publishes his Portfolio and advises his CL clinics start early April. 

15/03/2021: Beth Ralph updates Dry Eye and Contact Lens Referral Forms with latest email address. 

03/03/2021: State of the Art Eye Mapping and Tear Fim Analysis video added to site under 'Also Interesting'

15/02/2021: How the Human Eye Works video added to site under 'Also Interesting'

23/01/2021: Ortho-K article and video on being spectacle and contact lens free during the day published here

19/01/2021: Vanessa Uden is now welcoming referrals and self-referrals to her shortly commencing contact lens clinics in West Byfleet, Camberley and Godalming. See her 'Portfolio' under the 'ADP-EyeCare' sub-menu amd her optional 'CL Referral Form' under 'Contact Lens Clinic'

12/01/2021: Further questions added to both Contact Lens and Dry Eye FAQs. Find under Dry Eye and Contact Lens Clinic menu headings. 

21/12/2020: Beth Ralph, Vanessa Uden and Andrew Price wish everyone a merry and safe Christmas and a happy New Year! ADP EyeCare is available for non-urgent patient communication by email, phone or Webcam every day of the year (phone or webcam by prior arrangement). If, having looked around this website, you think we can help you in relation to dry eye and/or contact lens wear email patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk

 

 

 

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Eye Allergy – Our Expert Advice And Exam Can Help

When Can Anti-Allergy Eye Drops Help and When It Can Be More Serious! 

There are many eye drops available, many widely obtainable without even a recommendation from an Eye Care/Heath Care Professional. Some have clinical trial evidence behind them and are authorised by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), others use some of ‘natures’ ingredients and while they may help they not have been subject to the standards of proof medicines have. Most eye allergy is relatively benign but unpleasant, however some forms do have the potential to be sight-threatning! The only sure way of knowing is to be examined by an Eye Care Professional.

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Dry or Watery Eyes – In-Practice/Clinic Professional Treatments

I am evaluating a number of in-practice/clinic professional treatments that may improve or replace, at least in part, home treatments, in much the same way as the treatments from your dental hygienist improve dental hygiene:

 

PUNCTAL OCCLUSION - WHAT IS IT?

This where absorbable Intracanalicular Implants, which are microscopic plugs or implants that reduce tear flow out through the lacrimal ducts, and so retain more tears on the ocular surface, are placed in the tear ducts. The tear ducts drain tears from the eye down into the nasal pages and the back of the throat.

WHY ARE THEY USED?

For dry eye patients who have difficulties producing enough tears, known as aqueous deficient dry eye, they can be particularly helpful.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

One of the pathways tear loss is reduced, retaining more moisture on the eyes surface. It may mean less frequent application of drops during the day and more eye comfort on waking.
I only use absorbable Intracanicular Implants for patients nowadays, avoiding potential plug loss and discomfort, these absorb over a period of time, sometimes up to six months, rather like absorbable sutures. Implantation is painless and they are not visible to the naked eye.

 

 

PHOTOBIOMODULATION - WHAT IS IT?

Dermatologists have been using Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) since 1987 to heal and rejuvenate tissue. Ophthalmology has been using this technology since 1999 when they started treating glaucoma via Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), which does not cut or burn the trabecular meshwork, but simply stimulates it, increasing cellular metabolism for aqueous drainage.

Now derived from decades of use in treating gum disease this simple, innovative and professional system is used to treat many of the conditions that adversely affect the ocular surface - using Light Modulation® / LLLT technology.

Photobiomodulation treatment
Photobiomodulation treatment

FIRST APPROVED TREATMENT FOR DRY EYE /MGD USING PHOTOBIOMODULATION

Photobiomodulation is an innovative technology that stimulates mitochondria contained in the cells. Light modulation® triggers biochemical and biophysical reactions that encourages cells to create a better protein synthesis.

What are the benifits? Lower and upper eyelids treatment: 100% of the eyes’s Meibomian glands. Direct treatment of meibomian glands The LED matrix triggers eyelid endogenous heat and ATP production. This patented technology encourages removal of gland blockage, allows lipids to flow to complete tear composition. Improved lipid presence avoids fast evaporation of tears. Please contact Andrew D Price by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for an initial discussion on if, following an initial assessment, you may be suitable for photobiomodulation, this is provided in the practice you attend.

A treatment that has been available for some time now is the Lipiflow system. Please contact Andrew D Price by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for an initial discussion on if, following an initial assessment, referral for a Lipiflow treatment may be suitable for you. 

 

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Dry or Watery Eyes – help is at hand!

If you are affected by dry or watery eyes a dedicated specialist evaluation in a dedicated clinic is available. Effective treatment plans now offer help to the vast majority of dry/watery eye patients. ADP-EyeCare practitioners are always looking for steps forward in the examinations and care for patients, so not every test, exam, treatment, therapy or product is delivered in the same way by every practitioner at the same time, there is a constant process to evaluate and seek to improve already excellent results.  

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Dry Eye Drops – The What and the How!

Article borrowed from sister website!

In March 2015 a website named Eye Drops Database was launched as a rescource for Eye Care and Health Care Professionals, it was envisaged to be centred around Dry Eye drops, however it has grown to be much more than that. Not withstanding its expansion, it seemed appropriate for me to write a specific article on Dry Eye drops. It was my personal consideration of Dry Eye drops and so was not necessarily the same as other Eye Care/Health Care Professionals (ECPs/HCPs), I thought it useful to re-publish it here!

Read more: Dry Eye Drops – The What and the How!
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