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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Adult Myopia Management/Control

Over 21 and prescription still increasing? You maybe suitable for Adult Myopia (Progression) Management?

Children playingMyopia or short-sightedness causes blurred distance vision. It normally begins in childhood, being more common in children who have a myopic parent,          although sometimes there is no family history. It used to be thought that the normal lengthening of the eye through childhood and teens, stopped on                  entering adulthood, as it was linked to body growth, we now think this may not be the case. More adults are finding their prescriptions are still increasing in          their twentys, thirtys or  even older. Approximately one-third of myopia adults only develop myopia after 15 years of age.

A recent surveyed sample of Eye Care Professionals in the UK revealed that 39% of their myopic patients over the age of 21 had prescriptions that were increasing  by 0.50 dioptres per year. Given that the normal recall period for adults is 2 years, that means mearly 4 out 10 myopes will find their prescription changing by  a whole dioptre each time they have an eye exam, equivalant to going from 'normal' vision measured at 6/6 to 6/12 or a little worse, at this level most drivers would  fail the 'number plate test' and be liable to have their licence instantly revoked on the spot! 

This is a worrying public health issue, as increasing short sight due to a growing eye length is connected with a number of more serious eye problems in later life, such as retinal detachment, cataract, glaucoma & myopic macular degeneration. With every increase in myopia, the risk of developing these conditions increases. If the same mechanisim that drives increasing strengths of prescriptions in children continues in adults and the longer the prescription continues to increase the    higher the risk of vision complications. Unlike paedatric myopia we don't, as yet, have as much evidence to have a firm conclusion, it remains not fully understood, but it is concerning. 

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About ChromaGen™ Contact Lenses for Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD)

ChromaGen™ is patented, trademarked and USA Food & Drug Administration cleared. The patented diagnostic system is used by trained professionals for the management of Academic Skills Disorder (ASD™).

ASD™ is an umbrella term that includes dyslexia, colour deficiency, dyspraxia (lack of coordination; clumsiness), and other learning related difficulties. In some cases, ChromaGen has also been known to help migraine sufferers. ChromaGen is a system of eight coloured haploscopic filters of a known density and colour hue which, when prescribed to sufferers of ASD™, has been proven to improve these disorders. It is important to note that currently I only prescribe these contact lenses for Colour Vision Deficiency, not other aspects of ASD. If you would like to discuss attending one of my clinics to be assessed with these lenses email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Punctal Occlusion – a Proven Treatment for Dry Eye and Contact Lens Discomfort

The relatively simple procudure of punctal occlusion has been shown to reduce signs and symptoms of both dry eye1 and contact lens discomfort2. In appropriate patients it is quick, straightforward and pain free both during the procedure and afterwards. In such patients the need for dry eye drops was also significantly reduced. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more about this procedure.

 

Sources: 1. Effects of Punctal Occlusion on Clinical Signs and Symptoms and on Tear Cytokine Levels in Patients with Dry Eye. Louis Tong MBBS FRCS DM PhD et al. The Ocular Surface, issue 2, April 2016. Pages 223-241. 2. Poster presentation following clinical trial of treating Contact Lens Discomfort with Punctal Occlusion. Andrew D Price FBDO(Hons)CL MBCLA. British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference, Liverpool, May 2017

 

Ortho-K – Overnight Vision Correction

Ortho-K - clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses for most of the timeWhat is Ortho-K and does it mean I'm contact lens and spectacle free through the day?

Orthokeratology is the programmed application of retainer contact lenses that gently change the shape of the cornea, in a controlled way, while asleep! On taking the retainers out when waking, the cornea retains its new programmed corrected shape allowing clear vision for the rest of the day, without (this is the clever part) surgery, contact lenses or glasses. Then before going to sleep again at night they are worn once more. This has many advantages, some of which are:

• Non-surgical vision improvement without glasses or contact lenses

• Easy, safe and effective in use

• Comfortable, convenient and reversible

• Suitable for certain careers/sports/activities in which need to be glasses-free or contact lens-free like: swimming, water sports, athletes, pilots, police etc. or when in dusty environments

• Feel free to shower, swim, use sauna as normal

• No end of day contact lens discomfort or blur

• No contact lens dehydration or spectacle fogging due to face mask wear

It may sound a little amazing, it can be explained another way. Something that most people have heard of and can relate to. That is orthodontic treatment for teeth? Most will know or have heard of this especially in regard to teenage children.  In orthokeratology, a retainer lens is worn at night during which it adjusts the shape of the cornea. As in orthodontics, you take out the retainer and your vision remains newly adjusted throughout the day. To maintain good day time vision, the ‘vision retainer’ is simply worn at night. To discuss if this may be suitable in advance of a visit to Andrew D Price at the Nantwich clinic email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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