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The pandemic has changed virtually every aspect of our daily lives and here at Visioncall our patients are some of the most vulnerable people in our society. 

Being able to hug our loved ones again has been such a joyous occasion. But it is essential that we still work together to protect those around us. Good eyesight and good eye health remain essential for our patients, and we are committed to implementing whatever means necessary to deliver an exceptional and safe service.

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease throughout the country, we will be putting all necessary measures in place to protect those individuals who are still at risk from the ongoing impact of Covid-19.

 

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New Infection Control and Prevention policy.

As the pandemic hit, we introduced a host of new measures to support our teams in protecting those at risk. To start, we implemented our new Infection Control and Prevention policy outlining how we will continue to provide our service safely and how we can best avoid the spread of COVID-19.

One of the most significant changes we have made to our service is introducing full PPE when seeing individuals. Our PPE includes gloves, face shields, aprons and hand sanitiser. We also sanitise our equipment before each use to protect our patients. When our clinical team are out they will come equipped with a total supply of PPE, assessing individuals safely.

The way we manage patient safety and infection control must still include additional steps to ensure the health and well-being of our patients. As we continue to navigate the new normal, Visioncall will follow government guidelines implementing any measures necessary to protect our patients. 

At Visioncall, we believe in better overall eye health to help our patients see better and live better. If you are a care home manager and are worried about your residents’ eye health, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team to arrange a visit from one of our optometrists. 

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Healthy eye blog

By the time we have reached the age of 65, our eyes have seen a lot from reading many books to watching hours worth of our favourite TV shows and taking in the sights of the world’s most incredible of places.

As you can imagine, our eyesight will change as we age and caring for our eyes should be a priority throughout our lives to help us enjoy the things we love to see for longer.

For example; Regular eye test’s! 

Did you know that regular eye tests are not just about checking whether your current glasses are up to date? Attending regular appointments plays a vital role in protecting the health of our eyes.

An eye test can help detect problems and eye diseases, such as cataracts or glaucoma. Not only that, it can help with identifying general health problems, including the likes of diabetes and high blood pressure.

Here at Visioncall, we take the topic of eye health very seriously. So here are a few tips to help you keep a healthy eye on your vision!

(1) Remember and keep those regular tests up to date for yourself and anyone in your care.

(2) Summertime means sunglasses! Protect your eyes from the sun while you soak in some vitamin D.

(3) A healthy diet goes a long way, not just for that regular balanced life, but fruit and vegetables, with the proper nutrients, are essential for the health of our eyes.

(4) A change in habits can also go a long way, like quitting smoking, as smoking is harmful to the eyes. Smoking can increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. There are many positive reasons to give up smoking, and protecting your eye’s is just one.

If you are a care home manager and are worried about your residents’ eye health, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team to arrange a visit from one of our optometrists.

 

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Needing Glasses Shouldn't Be Scary

Halloween is a time for scares and screams, but one thing you shouldn’t have is a fear of needing glasses!

You’re not alone

People can have a fear of needing glasses for many different reasons.

These reasons can range from feeling that glasses may ruin appearance or believing that our glasses may worsen eyesight (which isn’t true).

Whatever your reason is for being afraid of needing or having to wear glasses, you’re not alone!

However, researching and reassurance from speaking with your optician may help ease your fear.

After all, your optician is a trained professional, unlike the go-to Wikipedia page, which anyone can edit!

Needing glasses isn’t as scary as it seems

As a society, we can be guilty of assuming that so-and-so needs glasses because they must sit too close to the TV or they don’t eat their carrots.

Although it’s most likely that so-and-so will sit a healthy distance from the TV and eat more carrots than Rudolph!

 

Why You Should Wear Your Glasses

Wearing your glasses if you need them can help enrich your life

Needing glasses shouldn’t be as worrying as we make out as they’re a natural part of life!

Wearing glasses can help to sharpen vision, allow things to be seen close-up or in the distance and help prevent eye fatigue when staring at screens.

Additionally, eye conditions like cataracts and untreated glaucoma can cause some form of sight loss.

It’s common to need glasses as we grow older due to the natural ageing of the eye.

While wearing glasses can’t restore vision, they can help to enhance your vision.

As a result, a person may maintain their independence, have fewer falls and bumps and reduce feelings of isolation.

Ultimately, better vision (a weak or strong prescription) enables a person to see better and live better.

 

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why you should wear your glasses

If you need glasses but don’t always use them, we’re going to explore why you should wear your glasses.

Did you know that not wearing glasses is the leading cause of preventable sight loss?

Why you should wear your glasses

Wearing your glasses can help prevent eye strain, eye fatigue, headaches and potentially even your eyesight from deteriorating.

When someone needs help walking, they use a walking stick or zimmer frame – and glasses are the walking stick for your eyesight!

Wear the correct pair!

However, you should also make sure the glasses you use are your most up-to-date and correct pair.

This advice is particularly crucial if you need:

⚫️ One pair of glasses, but still have an older pair.

⚫️ A pair of reading glasses and a pair of distance glasses.

It’s essential to wear the correct pair for the relevant tasks so that your vision is as clear as possible.

For instance, wear reading glasses for close up tasks like reading and knitting, and distance glasses for driving or watching TV.

Wearing the correct glasses is a crucial step in how you can care for your eyes daily.

Visioncall Daily Eye Care Guide

Visioncall Daily Eye Care Guide can help you look after your eyesight and eye health

You can get an up-to-date prescription by having a regular sight test. Do you know how often you should have a sight test?

The benefit of wearing the correct glasses

Wearing the correct glasses is key to being able to see better and live better.

Your current prescription may be stronger than an old pair, which helps your vision to be sharper and more clear.

This is particularly important if you are living with a refractive error or eye health conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.

Wearing the wrong glasses (including an old prescription) can be just as harmful to your vision as not wearing glasses at all.

As a result, poor vision can increase your risk of falls and reduce your independence, which can cause physical and emotional damage.

If your glasses are from Visioncall, you can quickly identify the purpose and most current pair of glasses with our engraving.

So, next time you should be using your glasses, make sure you put them on!

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Identify your glasses

If you have more than one pair of glasses, it’s common to struggle to identify your glasses at a glance – whether they’re for reading or distance.

Now, you might be thinking “who needs two pairs of glasses?”

Eye conditions and the natural ageing of the eye can cause us to need both distance and reading glasses.

Bifocal and varifocal glasses can be helpful, as they combine both types of glasses into one.

However, they’re not suitable for everyone because of the shifting focal points, personal preference, cognitive ability or level of vision.

In fact, wearing bifocals or varifocals in these circumstances can increase a person’s risk of falls.

That’s why some people may benefit from having a pair of distance and a pair of reading glasses.

The benefit of identifying your glasses

It’s important to identify your glasses to help you to see better and live better.

Once we know the purpose of a pair of glasses (whether they’re for distance or reading), we know which tasks they should be worn for.

This can help us achieve better vision, which helps to maintain independence and reduce feelings of isolation.

Wearing the correct glasses is an important part of caring for our eyes between our regular sight test.

Another benefit of identifying your glasses is to tell your glasses apart from other people’s glasses that are similar.

This is particularly important within a care setting if glasses are misplaced, as we all have our own prescription.

How to identify your glasses with Visioncall

We have gone to great lengths to make identifying your glasses easier.

Engraving

We engrave the wearer’s name, the purpose of the glasses and the date of the sight test on the inside leg of the frame.

We do this to help the wearer, care staff and loved ones easily identify a person’s glasses at a glance.

The engraving is placed on the inside of the frame to help maintain a person’s dignity and privacy.

Visioncall engraving is simple, clean and has a professional finish.

Example of Visioncall Engraving

An example of Visioncall engraving

Eyewear Reminder

We provide an Eyewear Reminder with every pair of glasses we dispense.

This important reminder is one of our eye care planning tools.

It’s best placed in a visible living area as it helps prompt wearers and care staff to ‘think vision’.

Glasses cases

We dispense glasses in a distinct green or yellow case to help keep your distance and reading glasses separate.

If you have any questions please contact your local Visioncall practice today.

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