19 04, 2021

What do different industries use loupes for?

2021-04-19T15:36:50+01:00April 19th, 2021|News|

Loupes are portable optical magnification devices that are used to magnify small objects. They are available in different magnification strengths, colours and styles. They are commonplace in the ophthalmology industry when performing surgery and procedures on the eye but are also used for a variety of different reasons in different industries.

These optical magnification devices are used in industries such as […]

16 04, 2021

Who invented the ophthalmoscope?

2021-04-16T14:31:29+01:00April 16th, 2021|News|

An ophthalmoscope is a device used for examining the interior structures of the eye, including the fundus and retina.

It was invented in 1851 by Hermann Von Helmholtz. He was a professor of anatomy and physiology in Königsberg, Germany.[1]

He wanted to show his students the emission of reflected light from the eye. The first model was constructed of pasteboard, […]

16 04, 2021

What is the difference between a direct and indirect ophthalmoscope?

2021-04-16T14:27:10+01:00April 16th, 2021|News|

Ophthalmoscopy is a test that look at the back of the eye called the fundus. The fundus consists of the retina, optic disc and blood vessels.[1]

The test is usually included in a routine eye exam. It is also necessary to perform ophthalmoscopy if you have a condition that affects your blood vessels, which can include high blood pressure […]

31 03, 2021

How can eyes be affected by a brain injury?

2021-04-08T10:28:41+01:00March 31st, 2021|News|

Eye and vision problems can be a fairly common occurrence after a head or brain injury. Some vision problems can be due to trauma to the eye, but many other vision problems are actually caused by an injury to the brain.

Even mild head injuries, such as whiplash from a car incident, can cause vision problems. Examples of this could be […]

29 03, 2021

4 Ophthalmology podcasts you should be listening to

2021-03-29T15:56:19+01:00March 29th, 2021|News|

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite ophthalmologist podcasts to keep you up to date with industry news and the newest features in the eye care world. Even niche subjects such as optometry have hundreds of podcast offerings covering every aspect of the industry, from pathologies to devices. Below is our 4 recommended podcasts to improve your ophthalmologic knowledge.


  • Eye […]
29 03, 2021

5 visual impairment charities to support

2021-03-29T15:50:10+01:00March 29th, 2021|News|

There are many charities working hard to improve the lives of those with visual impairments by providing direct services, promoting awareness of specific conditions and facilitating research to find cures and developments.

Below is a list of 5 different charities you could consider supporting in the industry.


Guide Dogs for the blind offers guide […]

29 03, 2021

What career paths can you take in optometry and ophthalmology?

2021-03-29T15:50:29+01:00March 29th, 2021|News|

Optometrists and ophthalmologists are qualified to examine the eyes for abnormalities or pathologies, provide sight tests and prescribe lenses and glasses. Optometrists are not qualified doctors; whereas Ophthalmologists are.



What does an optometrist do?

Optometrists use a range of instruments and tools to test and measure a client’s vision. An optometrist would then make a diagnosis and give advice on how to […]

25 03, 2021

What are the 6 functions on the Tomey MR-6000?

2021-03-25T15:27:50+00:00March 25th, 2021|News|

The Tomey MR-6000 is the ultimate time-saving and space-saving device, as this multifunction unit has six functions in one, replacing the need for multiple, separate machines.

The 6 functions are:

  1. Topography, 2. Refraction, 3. Keratometry, 4. Tonometry, 5. Pachymetry, 6. Dry eye analysis tool. But what does each function do?
  1. Topography

Topography measures the surface of the eye (the cornea) giving important […]

23 03, 2021

What features should your fundus equipment have in 2021?

2021-03-23T16:52:30+00:00March 23rd, 2021|News|

Fundus photography is a vital component in ophthalmology and optometry. Detection and documentation of the posterior eye is crucial in disease management. The fundus imaging technology used to view the ophthalmoscopic appearance of a patient’s retina is ever-changing, so what features should your fundus imaging equipment have in 2021[1]?

1) Whilst most fundus cameras are non-mydriatic (can […]

17 03, 2021

What to consider before setting up your own practice

2021-03-17T09:53:49+00:00March 17th, 2021|News|

If you’re a trained and qualified optometrist you might decide to go into business on your own, instead of joining an already established practice or a chain like Specsavers or Boots.

So, what do you need to think about before you can open?


  • Location

You will need a popular location with a lot of footfall, like a high street, or retail park […]