Latest Updates in Ophthalmology and and Optometry from OcuPlan
11 cold weather tips for people with glaucoma and AMD
As winter approaches, individuals living with conditions such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may face unique challenges in managing their eye health. In this article, we explore practical strategies to help minimise discomfort and maintain eye health during the colder months.
What OCT to buy in 2023? And how to ensure you get a return on investment
OCT machines are an important piece of equipment for optometrists, allowing them to identify and diagnose sight threatening conditions early enough to save the patient's vision. In this blog we provide our top 5 machines and explain how you can get a return on your investment.
10 Frequently Asked Questions About Eye Floaters
Eye floaters are a common visual phenomenon that many people experience at some point in their lives. They are often misunderstood and sometimes be a cause for concern. To demystify this common occurrence, here are answers to 10 frequently asked questions about eye floaters.
Exploring the Interplay Between Glaucoma and Cataracts: A Dual Challenge of Aging Eyes
Glaucoma and cataracts are both conditions that effect us as we grow older, but what are the connections and how can we manage them? This article explains all.
Nurturing Mental Health: Living with Sight Loss
Many people who live with sight loss will at some point experience issues with their mental health. But, with the right strategies and support, it's possible to maintain good mental well-being. In this article, we will explore various tips and techniques for nurturing your mental health when living with sight loss.
Tips on reading and writing with glaucoma
When living with glaucoma, daily tasks such as reading and writing can become difficult. However, with the right strategies and adaptations, individuals with glaucoma can continue to enjoy the pleasures of reading and writing. This article explores tips and tools for maintaining a fulfilling reading and writing experience while living with glaucoma.
OcuPlan and Macular Society partner to prevent unnecessary sight loss
OcuPlan are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with leading sight loss charity, the Macular Society. Read the blog to understand how by collaborating we're helping those with macular disease to prevent sight loss
Shielding Your Vision: Protecting Your Eyes from Low Autumn Sunlight with Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Sunny Autumn days can be the most beautiful, but they still pose a risk for those living with AMD. This article provides advice on how to protect your vision to still make the most of the late sunshine.
Navigating the Digital World: Using Smartphones and Tablets with Sight Loss
In an increasingly digital world, smartphones and tablets have become indispensable tools for communication, information, and entertainment. For individuals with sight loss, these devices can be powerful allies, providing access to a world of possibilities. Read our blog with tips on using phones with sight loss.
OcuPlan launch a free support service for AMD patients
OcuPlan have launched a free consultant led support service for patients living with Dry age-related macular degeneration.
Managing Your Glaucoma Appointment: Questions to Ask Your Consultant Ophthalmologist
It is clinically advised that people living with glaucoma see a consultant ophthalmologist at least once a year. To ensure that you make the most of the appointments, come away informed and have all questions answered, we have provided a few essential questions to ask.
Cooking with Confidence: Tips on Preparing Meals with Sight Loss
Cooking with sight loss is entirely possible with the right strategies and tools. By organising your kitchen, using accessible gadgets, and developing your cooking skills, you can regain confidence in the kitchen. In this article, we'll explore some valuable tips on how to cook with confidence when living with sight loss.
Navigating transportation with sight loss: Overcoming challenges with confidence
Navigation transport systems can be a challenge for people with sight loss. This article delves into those challenges and provides valuable insights and tips for a smoother and more confident travel experience.
Dining Out with Sight Loss: Navigating Culinary Adventures
Dining out can prove to be a challenge for those living with sight loss. But it shouldn't deter people. This article explores the various aspects of dining out with sight loss and provides tips for both the visually impaired individuals and restaurant staff to ensure a positive culinary adventure for everyone.
Second drug for dry AMD becomes available in the US
Another new drug to treat late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration has been approved for use in the US. Learn more by clicking the below.
The visual field test - how it can save your sight
If you are living with glaucoma or at risk from it, it is likely that you’ll have a visual field test conducted every time you go to your opticians. But do you know how they work and why they’re so important? This article explains how they help to save people’s sight.
Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month: How to protect your vision
Women's eye health and safety month - Women are more likely to develop long term eye conditions than men. We offer advice on how to protect your vision
Six consultant tips to help slow glaucoma progression
Though glaucoma has no cure, there are steps people can take to help slow down the condition’s progression. Read them in this Ocuplan article.
How Macular Society can help to support AMD patients
OcuPlan's charity partner the Macular Society offer essential help, guidance and assistance for people living with macular disease. This blog details the amazing services they provide
How dark chocolate may benefit your eye health
As part of a balanced diet, dark chocolate contains a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which scientists believe may support eye health. From reducing symptoms to increasing cardiovascular health and boosting mood, there are a variety of ways dark chocolate is thought to benefit those with long-term eye conditions.
Test yourself for wet age-related macular degeneration at home
If you have AMD, a simple, daily routine that takes less than one minute can help you to monitor your vision.
The difference between opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists.
What is the difference between optometrists, opticians and ophthalmologists?
Using eye drops for glaucoma
Eye drops are the most common treatment for glaucoma, but some patients experience difficulty applying them, and not knowing if you've done it correctly can cause worry whether it's been done correctly or not. In this blog we offer step-by-step guidance on applying eye drops.
How do you know if your visual field tests are accurate?
Reliability indices help your OcuPlan optometrist and ophthalmologist measure how accurate your VF test results are. Here are the 4 reliability indices that they use.