Solving your eye concerns

Refractive Error

In refractive errors the image of the object a person is looking at is not focussed properly onto the retina (the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye). ... Continue Reading

Myopia (Short Sightedness)

Myopia, commonly called shortsightedness, is a condition in which light is focussed in front of the retina, resulting in blurred vision. Shortsighted people can often see reasonably clearly at ... Continue Reading


Astigmatism produces blurred vision at all distances. It is usually due to the shape of the front of the eye. It may be an inherited characteristic or a normal ... Continue Reading

Hyperopia (Long Sightedness)

Hyperopia or longsightedness is a condition in which the optical components of the eye are not strong enough, and so light is not focussed onto the retina. This results ... Continue Reading

Vision after 40

Presbyopia (vision over 40) is the gradual reduction in the amount that the eye can change its focus. The changes are the result of the continued growth of the ... Continue Reading

Colour Blindness

What is it? Colour blindness is not a form of blindness at all, but a deficiency in the way you see colour. With this vision problem, you have difficulty ... Continue Reading

Low Vision

Low vision can significantly impact on quality of life generally affecting the elderly in our population. At Beckenham Optometrist we provide advice to enable independence and support in the ... Continue Reading