Our Cardigan practice is open from Monday to Thursday from 9.00am until 3.00pm for emergency and essential eyecare. Patients can book appointments via our Cardigan number 01239612004 during these hours and discuss urgent eyecare needs over the phone. For out of hours and weekend emergencies the Health Board may be contacted on 01267248793
During the Covid 19 lockdown we are offering basic emergency glasses via our online website
Pritchard-Cowburn Opticians provide both private examinations and NHS tests, but unfortunately the NHS has limited funding
and this affects the service that can be delivered.
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A reduction in the frequency of blinking during screen use increases the severity of such symptoms as dry eye or irritation and blurred vision. Smartphone users tend to hold their phones very close to the face, thus requiring an intense accommodative effort causing eye strain or headaches.
The main risk for the younger generation is myopia, perhaps not true myopia, but rather an ‘accommodative spasm’ (i.e. near point stress according to Skeffington), since the human eye and brain were not designed for extended near vision.
Ever more pervasive video gaming is associated with player immersion and strong screen flicker. These two situations can eventually stimulate systemic and endocrine functions, resulting in elevated cortisol levels. The main repercussions have been found to affect sleep, behavior, mood, motivation and learning.
The increase in ophthalmic disorders is linked to the proliferation of screens and the time spent watching them: in the classroom (from primary school to postgraduate courses, including tablets, computers, electronic tables, etc.), but also at all ages via the social networks, television and e-books, which are becoming increasingly popular.