Your eyes are your window to the world. Look after them.
Welcome to nh optometrist.
Anni Brown is the resident optometrist and owner of the practice. The philosophy at nh optometrist is ‘to enhance and improve eyesight by placing patient care at the heart of everything we do’.
- The practice is contracted to most medical aids.
- First time consultation is booked for 1 hour – there is no time pressure
- Easy access (no steps)
- Free and ample parking
- Free visual screening (incl. Driver’s License)
- Comprehensive eye examinations, incl:
- Tonometry (Glaucoma check)
- Photographs of the back of the eye for patient to view
- Complete Contact Lens care
- All year round ‘package options’ available
- Professional staff who assist with frame dispensing and lens consultation
- Behavioral approach to optometry
There are many misconceptions about eyesight. Some old wives’ tales have a grain of truth in them but most are myths that need busting.
Myth: Reading in the dark or dim light will damage your eyes
Reading in the dim light or in the dark is highly unlikely to cause any permanent damage to your eyes, but it could easily cause eye strain which can be uncomfortable. Your eyes adjust to the light around them and your pupils enlarge in order to collect most of the light. We are designed to see detail better in light so although you will not harm yourself by reading in the dark, it is more difficult to see and may cause eye strain.
Myth: Contact lenses can get lost behind your eyes
The membrane that covers the white of the eye (the conjunctiva) also lines the eyelids – think of it like an envelope. This makes it impossible for the contact lens to get lost behind the eyes.
Myth: Wearing someone else’s glasses may damage your eyes
Although you may not be able to see very well with them and may get a headache or double vision, you won’t come to any harm from wearing glasses that are NOT your prescription (unless you are driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery or heavy equipment).
Myth: Watching TV too much or too closely will damage your eyes
Watching too much TV or sitting very close to it may make your eyes tired or give you a headache – particularly if you are watching TV in the dark – but will not cause any serious permanent damage.
Myth: Eating carrots will improve your eyesight
Carrots are a source of vitamin A, which is important for the eyes. However, before you embark on an all-carrot diet to improve your vision, note that it is important for eye health to have a good balanced diet that supports your all-round health.
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
– Henry David Thoreau