Stress Awareness Month: How stress can affect your eyes and ears

Apr 22, 2021 - Eye Care, Hearing Care

Here at Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care we wanted to shine the light on some of the less well-known effects of stress: the impact on your eyes and ears.

Our favourite frames at Leightons Thatcham

Apr 21, 2021 - Glasses & Sunglasses

The recent lockdown has given the team at Leightons Thatcham time to think about their favourite glasses frames and they want to share them with you, their lovely patients.

A guide to the UV400 protection rating in sunglasses

Apr 20, 2021 - Eye Care, Glasses & Sunglasses

Our Guide to UV400 protection in sunglasses. As well as deciding which new shades best suit your face, it’s essential to check the UV rating to stay safe.

Why you should book your family in for an eye exam this season

Apr 19, 2021 - Children's Eye Care

Family eye care is more important than ever. Book your children in for a free eye test this half term.

Sensitive to noise? Misophonia and hyperacusis explained

Apr 16, 2021 - Hearing Care, Hearing Tests

Do you have an emotional reaction to everyday sounds? This could mean you have acute sensitivity to sound – or, in medical terms, misophonia or hyperacusis

What causes digital eye strain?

Apr 15, 2021 - Eye Care

Digital eye strain, the feeling that your eyes are dry, tired and little blurry after working on your computer. Find out what causes it and how you can avoid it.

Why staying hydrated is so important for your eyes

Apr 13, 2021 - Eye Care

As the weather gets warmer it’s important to stay hydrated, not only for your overall health but for your eyes. Find out about dry eye disease and how you can avoid it.

What You Need to Know About Lazy Eye

Mar 30, 2021 - Eye Care, Children's Eye Care

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is a condition when a child’s vision doesn't develop properly, usually when one eye has a better focus than the other.

Eating to Hear. See. and Do More. How nutritional health can improve your eyes and ears

Mar 25, 2021 - Eye Care

Nutrition trend forecasters are predicting more of the same as we continue to require increased plant-based options and substitutes. How can your nutritional choices impact your eyes and ears?

Staying connected virtually when you have a hearing loss

Mar 16, 2021 - Hearing Care

Virtual conversation just isn’t the same as meeting up in real life. If you add hearing loss into the mix, you’ll know all too well the difficulties you’re faced with. Find out how we're keeping connected at Leightons.

World Glaucoma Week: Everything you need to know about glaucoma

Mar 11, 2021 - Eye Care

World Glaucoma Week is aiming to raise awareness of what glaucoma is, how it can affect you and the importance of early diagnosis and regular testing. We are open and here for you.

World Hearing Day 2021: Boost your hearing fitness

Mar 3, 2021 - Hearing Aids

We’re all trying to get more exercise and get fitter, but do we need to think about our hearing fitness too? Hearing aid manufacturer Oticon’s new technology holds the answer.