The hay fever season is already upon us.  I was staggered to read that some 18 million people in the UK have allergic hay fever reactions ranging from itchy eyes to difficulty with breathing.

I am pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for Entrepreneur’s Circle Best Family Business Award 2019!

Entrepreneur’s Circle works with thousands of UK businesses offering insights, training and all the real life support they need to achieve success.  Having the support and encouragement of your peers in business is a wonderful feeling and it would be a tremendous achievement for us to win this award.

I was thinking about New Year’s resolutions recently and it struck me that many of the lifestyle changes we undertake at this time of year come with hidden eye health benefits.

Take a resolution to do more exercise for instance.  If the exercise is outdoors, such as walking, running or cycling, then more oxygen and nutrients are being carried around the body. 

Inevitably this includes the eyes, so providing an eye health care benefit. Or perhaps the resolution is to eat a healthier, more balanced diet. 

I read with interest that US researchers believe using a virtual reality headset could help improve diagnosis of glaucoma by making testing easier and more frequent.

It’s the festive season again and there will be the usual round of Xmas parties, office dos and New Year celebrations. 

However, not everybody enjoys the fun.Take contact lens wearers for instance.  Rather than having a good time and enjoying themselves, some worry about worse case scenarios. If you wear the lenses too long your eyes can feel dry. 

If you are planning to stop overnight at the venue you will need to remember to pack a spare pair of lenses.  And woe betides should you forget the cleaning solution or storage case.

Here are some simple dos and don’ts to help contact lens wearers survive the Xmas parties.