EXCLUSIVE LEADING OPTOMETRISTS  | PINELANDS, CAPE TOWN

Pediatric vision • Binocular vision • Age related disorders • Pathology screening • Contact lens fitting • Retinal photography

An eye examination at McKenna and Scott Exclusive in Pinelands is not merely about finding a prescription. It is about eyecare, eye health, patient education and friendly service. Vision is not merely about the clarity of the image. It is about how both the eyes work together as a team ie. eye alignment, the contraction and relaxation of the individual eye muscles and ocular movements. These factors affect our visual performance and comfort throughout our daily tasks and activities. The majority of eye diseases are painless and can go undetected for years, leading to possible irreparable damage. Also, certain eye conditions can be manifestations of underlying systemic diseases. All these aspects of vision and health are part of our comprehensive eye examinations.

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Eye Safety | When Cooking

If you’re entertaining and have an outdoor ‘braai’ area with an open fire, you may have experienced times where the fat of the meat (or chicken) touches the fire and it ignites. You probably threw some water (or beer) on the fire and it reacted by flaring up before cooling down. This reaction can throw out or ‘pop’ oil and debri all around and can injure your skin and eyes if not protected. If you use a fryer, or a frying pan where you add margarine, fat, butter or oil into the hot frying pan – the chances are

September 17th, 2018|Categories: Eye Care, General News|Comments Off on Eye Safety | When Cooking

Eye Safety | The importance of Safety Glasses

Experts say more than 90 percent of eye injuries can be prevented by simply taking a few precautions and wearing safety glasses. If you use a lawn mower, leaf-blower, drill or similar power tools, you need protective eyewear. These glasses should have a snug, wrap-style frame to decrease the likelihood of small, airborne particles getting behind the lenses. If you wear corrective lenses, hardware stores sell inexpensive goggles that will usually fit over your glasses. But a better and more comfortable option is to purchase a pair of customized safety eyewear with polycarbonate lenses from an eye care practitioner.

September 10th, 2018|Categories: Eye Care, General News|Comments Off on Eye Safety | The importance of Safety Glasses

Eye Safety | Car Air Bags

Air Bags Deploy Fast! Since 1989, when air bags were first required in cars sold these safety devices have saved thousands of lives. But there has been plenty of controversy about the risk/reward of air bags; many people have sustained significant injuries from them, and deaths have even been attributed to air bag deployment. Newer vehicles are equipped with air bags that deploy with less force than first-generation bags, making them safer. Though it's possible to sustain a corneal abrasion or other eye injury from your vehicle's air bags during an accident, you would be at risk of much

September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Eye Care, General News|Comments Off on Eye Safety | Car Air Bags