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WORLD SIGHT DAY 2019

The World Sight Day for the year 2019 is approaching, and traditionally, Haven Opticals & Dental Clinic seizes this special day where the entire world has set aside to pay close attention to healthy eye sight, to charitably conducting a FREE & COMPREHENSIVE VISION SCREENING EXERCISE for all; with a special complementary focus on Professional Drivers, aimed at improving road safety for drivers, passengers and the populace at large.

Grab this golden opportunity to make an appointment and… MAKE VISION COUNT!!!

DATE:
Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 to Monday, 14th October, 2019.

VENUE:
Haven Opticals & Dental Clinic,
Suite A9/A10, D’ Cherub Mall,
Opposite Alpha Beach Junction,
Lekki-Epe Expressway,
Lekki, Lagos.

Book an appointment today to see any of our specialists, navigate to the menu at the top of our homepage and click on the ”MAKE AN APPOINTMENT” menu. Kindly fill the Appointment Form correctly and click the ”SUBMIT REQUEST” button. An appropriate appointment time shall be communicated to you promptly.

 

For Enquiries, Call: 07045212250

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROMO: SUPER-DOUBLE SUMMER PACK

This summer break, we bring you a super-double amazing offer!
BUY A COMPLETE PAIR OF EYEGLASSES (Frame + Lens) or (Prescription Sunglasses)
GET A COMPLETE ADDITIONAL PAIR with 50% DISCOUNT.
Offer Valid:
Monday, 12th August, 2019 to Saturday, 15th September, 2019.
Ts & Cs:
  • Requires complete pair purchase of Eyeglasses or Prescription Sunglasses to get an additional 50% off a complete pair.
  • First pair must be equal to or greater in value than the second pair when purchasing 2 pairs of prescription eyeglasses or 2 pairs of prescription sunglasses (ie. when getting the extra pair).
  • Designer Frames and Special order lenses of equal or less value to the first purchased pair have premium offers of 25% discount, only.
  • Promo is applicable only to persons within the ages of 3 to 21 years.
  • Offer valid on multiple pairs.

Haven Opticals Dental Clinic
Suite A9/A10, D’ Cherub Mall (Opposite Alpha Beach Junction),
Lekki-Epe Expressway,
Lekki,
Lagos.

Phone: 07045212250, 08059546846
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DR. AGENMONMEN CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY

It is traditional for Haven Opticals and Dental Clinic to celebrate birthdays, wedding anniversaries of both her staff and customers, because, these are moments the company cherishes so much, and over the years, the company has seized such occasions to strengthen inter-personal relationships between its employees and build a robust client relationship. It is also an occasion when the company present gift items to her clients, especially those of them who show up at the clinic during such commemorations.

This time around, the employees of Haven Optical and Dental Clinic celebrated their very own Medical Director, Dr. Uche Agenmonmen as she marked yet another milestone in her life on her birthday, which was on April 5, 2019. Some patients of the clinic, who were present at the time of the celebration, joined in the cutting of the cake, which they all had a piece of. After the cutting of the cake, the members of staff of the company and the clients all took a group photograph.

The occasion was fun-filled and one of cheer giving to the celebrant. Dr. Eberechi who spoke on behalf of the rest of the staff, wished her many happy returns and prayed for God’s guidance as she continues to provide exemplary leadership that will see the company grow from height to height in the years ahead.

The medical director in her response, said, “I am quite pleased to have the present crop of dedicated staff working for me and hope that every one of you continue to offer your best as you have always done, to strengthen our company and enable her attain greater height. She thanked everyone present for helping to make her day a delightful one and stated that the company will continue to celebrate with its members of staff and clients whenever they have an important anniversary.

 

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DEBUNKING MYTHS/MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT GLASSES:

There are a couple of views many adhere to tenaciously with respect to spectacle wear, while some on the other hand seek clarifications to these myths. But what are these blurry sets of thesis, and how true are they?

 

  • The Disease Concept:

Are refractive errors communicable? The answer is No; they aren’t. Myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism cannot be transmitted physically from person to person, as they are not diseases; neither do they have disease vectors. They are simply lapses in the way light rays bend to reach the eye for us to perceive images clearly. Such errors can be compensated for with appropriate corrective lenses.

 

  • Age Limitation:

No one is too young to have a refractive error. As such, no one is too young to wear glasses (corrective or protective), provided one has a visual system which is either less optimally functional or in need of ocular protective/preventive aid.

 

  • Are All Sunglasses dark shades?

Sunglasses aren’t just dark shades as some perceive, especially sunglasses with UV blocking agents. This set of sunglasses serve a whole lot of preventive functions to the eye, blocking off harmful Ultraviolet rays which cause cataracts and retinal degenerations that could lead to severe visual impairment or even total vision loss. Any pair of sunglasses void of this protective element should NEVER be worn, as such could cause more harm to the eye than good.

 

  • Change in Eye Configuration:

Spectacle wear doesn’t make one’s eye sink inwards or bulge out in any way really. Diverging lenses minify images while looking through them; and converging lenses on the other hand magnify images. So, what on-viewers see really (which makes them make this assumption) is a function of the lens’ optical property, not a change in the configuration of the eyes.

 

  • The Myth of Deterioration of Vision with Continual Spectacle Wear:

From about 40 years and above, a condition called Presbyopia sets in. This is observed as a difficulty in reading near prints with one’s distant spectacle correction in place, due to a gradual loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens in the eye. This is compensated for with the use of lens ‘‘Adds’’; and with increase in age, the ‘‘Adds’’ increase. Likewise, in high myopia, the length of the eyeball keeps increasing, requiring higher corrective lens powers. So, basically, it is the structures in the eyes that are changing. Lenses don’t cause any of these changes or deterioration in vision in any wise.

 

  • The Eye Exercise Myth:

Can regular eye exercises keep one from needing glasses? No! They can’t. While eye exercises can help improve the functionality of the eye muscles, vision relies on the shape of the eyes and the health of the eye tissues, none of which can be appreciably altered with eye exercises.

 

  • The Theory of Reading in Dim Illumination:

Reading in dim illumination cannot worsen one’s vision. One will only end up straining one’s eyes and at some point could even attain dark adaptation. However, after such dark adaptation over a long period of time, one must not expose oneself immediately to a very bright light source, as it could bring about bleaching of the retina. The use of sunglasses, Polaroid lenses or adaptive lenses with such protective functions is recommended after such dark adaptation.

 

  • The ‘Damaging Effect’ of Wearing Wrong Prescriptions:

When one wears a wrong prescription, one could have headaches, dizziness, blurred vision or even double vision (diplopia). But these presentations would eventually fade out on discontinuation of such wrong prescriptions and the administration of the correct/appropriate spectacle prescriptions. So, wrong prescriptions do not damage the eyes as is widely thought. They bring about discomforts, which of course can be eliminated with the proper corrections in place.

 

  • The Myth of Not Looking Good With Glasses:

Days are gone when eye wears had stereotypic presentations, lacking variety. In our present day, different brands and classes of frames and lenses exist to suit diverse persons, physiques, styles, occasions and purposes; and as such, you can find glasses that add class and sophistication to your look. You always can.

 

DR. EZE UGOCHUKWU FAVOUR

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PREVENT AND DELAY CATARACTS NATURALLY:

When you think about your favourite sights, what images do you see? The sunset from your porch, the radiant smiles of your children and grand children, the glimmer in your partner’s eyes as you dance together. Now, consider what it would be like if those crystal clear images were suddenly blurry, covered in a haze that dulls your world. Such is life with cataracts, a degenerative eye disease that clouds vision and may eventually lead to blindness.

Here are some recommendations for delaying and even preventing cataracts.

* Taste the rainbow. maintain a balanced diet, rich in antioxidants and vitamin C and E. consider incorporating these eye healthy foods and take multivitamins to ensure that you are always getting adequate nutrients, even if your diet gets a little off track.

* Maintain a healthy weight, diabetes and obesity can lead to cataracts. Reduce your risk by exercising regularly and eating healthy portions.

* Moderate your vices. Smoking and excessive alcohol can also contribute to the cause of cataracts. Limit your alcohol consumption and nix the cigarettes.

* Protect your eyes from the sun. Shield your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays by wearing sunglasses with UV protection and wide brim hats.

Get an eye examination every year. A comprehensive eye examination will not only help detect early signs of cataracts but will also check for age related macular degeneration, glaucoma and other vision problems. Schedule your appointment today with HAVEN OPTICALS LTD.

DR AGENMONMEN UCHE

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Tips for your Eye Health -The Don’ts

In our last edition, we considered “THE DOS” if we must maintain good eye health. In this write-up we shall review the “THE DON’TS”.

Here are a few simple tips to maintain good eye health: “THE DON’TS”

  • Don’t assume that all red eyes are “Apollo”. It may be the beginning of a blinding eye disease. So visit your eye doctor.
  • Don’t apply self prescribed drugs, herbs, salt, sugar, urine, breast milk, balms or any concoction directly onto your eyes as these may worsen or even cause blindness to your eyes.
  • Don’t use other people’s eye drops or medications for your eyes as they may not be the ideal treatment for you even if your symptoms are similar to theirs. Always consult your eye doctor for your eye conditions.
  • Don’t read or strain your eyes in poor dim light. Always do your visual tasks under good and adequate illumination.
  • Don’t drive at night if your eyes can not see well or without your prescriptions to avoid endangering your life and those of other road users.
  • Don’t help someone by lending him/her your eye medications or glasses. Help them to get help instead from the eye doctor
  • Don’t allow your children, family members, friends and neighbors to play with sharp objects like broom, stick, pencil, knife etc. These can cause injuries that may lead to blindness.
  • Don’t be deceived, a simple eye operation (like cataract surgery) can restore sight to that blind child, parent, friend, or neighbor. Take an active role in preventing blindness around you and consult your eye doctor for guidance
  • Don’t lose hope until you have visited your eye specialist as there are low vision aids and magnifiers available for people with visual impairment or legal blindness that can enable them maximize their functional vision and still lead independent lives.
  • Don’t visit quacks. It is costlier on the long run and unbeneficial.

It is possible to enjoy good vision throughout your lifetime, so do the needful by doing an annual check with your eye doctor.

Dr Ukachukwu F. U

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UV EYE SAFETY

We protect our skin with sunscreen, but what about our eyes? Most of us are aware of the dangerous effects ultraviolet (UV) rays have on our skin but few of us realize the danger imposed on our eyes. UV radiation, whether from natural sunlight or artificial UV rays can damage the eyes surface tissues as well as the cornea, lens and retina. Also, UV radiation can burn the front surface of the eye, much like a sunburn on the skin.

Scientific studies have shown that exposure to small amounts of UV radiation over a period of many years may increase the chance of developing a cataract and may cause damage to the retina, which is the nerve rich lining of the eye that is used for seeing. This damage to the retina is usually not reversible. Cumulative damage of repeated exposure to UV rays may contribute to chronic eye disease, as well as increasing the risk of cancer around the eyelids.

Long term exposure to UV light is also a risk factor in the development of pterygium (a growth that invades the corner of the eye) and pinguecula (a yellowish, slightly raised lesion that forms on the surface tissue of the white part of your eye).

Each time we are out in the sun without protection, we are increasing the risk of UV damage which contributes to our risks for these serious disorders. People of all ages should take precaution whenever they are outdoors. UV blocking sunglasses and broad-brimmed hats are highly recommended outdoors.

Uche Agenmonmen (O .D)

Optometrist.

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Tips for your Eye Health -The Do’s

It goes without saying that the eye is an important part of the body and how we care for it determines the length of time both pairs will last us during our life time.

Here are a few simple tips to maintain good eye health: “THE DOS”

  • Do eat balanced diets and food high in antioxidants like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc and vitamins A, C, E. These nutrients help in reducing cataracts, macular degeneration and other age-related vision problems. Green vegetables, beans, nuts, green vegetables and fruits like carrots, oranges etc are good sources of these nutrients.
  • Do maintain a healthy lifestyle. Exercising helps the heart, maintains healthy weight reducing the risk of conditions like hypertension, obesity and diabetes which are leading causes of blindness. Smoking and excessive alcohol intake also predisposes you to vision problems.
  • Do apply only medications and use spectacles/contact lenses that are prescribed by your eye doctor.
  • Do protect your eye with safety eye wears such as protective goggles when handling potentially hazardous objects and engaging in certain sporting activities.
  • Do protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays of sunlight by wearing UV blocking sunglasses to prevent cataract, pterygium and retinal damage.
  • Do wash your hands always especially after using the toilet and direct your children to wash their hands also after playing because dangerous germs can be transferred to the eyes from the environment.
  • Do a rough eye test for yourself by closing one eye after the other and compare how the two eyes see as one eye may not be seeing well and so may go unnoticed.
  • Do apply only clean water as first Aid to your eyes when you feel a foreign body sensation and go to the nearest eye hospital for medical attention.
  • Do regular eyes check annually even if you do not have any complains. This is important to detect certain eye conditions (like glaucoma) that are hereditary and may even be asymptomatic. Also people that are 40 years and above should note that many eye problems such as presbyopia, cataract etc manifests around this time.

In our next edition, we shall consider the “DON’TS’’ in maintaining good eye health.

It is possible to enjoy good vision during your lifetime, so do the needful by doing an annual check with your eye doctor.

Dr Ukachukwu F. U

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SAFE EYES FOR THE YULETIDE

Hurray, the yuletide is here again! It’s the season of celebration for families and friends marked with several memorable activities the world over. As always, preparations have begun in earnest for most people with the usual decorations that colour our streets, offices and houses making them look glamorous for the season. In the usual fashion, this yuletide would be laden with displays of Christmas trees, lights and its attendant decorations; gifts and presents, foods and drinks, fireworks, outings and activities to make the season worthwhile.

As we bask in the euphoria of the celebration of the yuletide, it is pertinent we remind ourselves of the safety of our eyes and indeed our health. Studies have shown that a significant amount of eye injuries happen during the festivities hence, the need to be cautious as we celebrate in this yuletide.

Here are a few tips for safe eyes during this yuletide:

  • Do use eye protective wear when setting up your Christmas tree to avoid irritation from dust, or tree fragments that may cause infection or lodge as foreign body in the eye.
  • If you plan to have a big Christmas tree, ensure the ladder is firmly held to the ground while climbing to avoid falling into the tree or away from the tree which either way poses a risk of injuring your eyes.
  • Do ensure that decorations with glass ornaments should be carefully done with materials that are without cracks and kept at a position outside the reach of children to avoid any injury from the materials.
  • Watch out for the tree pine (sharp) needles during decoration of the tree and be careful not to place gifts too far under the tree to prevent the eyes from being scratched or pierced in the bid to reach out for these gifts.
  • Be careful when opening your drinks or popping champagne to avoid spraying it on yourself or others and the crown cork from targeting your eyes rather point the bottle away from yourself and others.
  • Watch the kind of toys you buy for your children that they are age appropriate and do not have sharp edges or any harmful parts. Some toys such as pellet guns should be used with caution and under supervision.
  • Ensure that you use protective eye wear if you must use fireworks (“knock outs or bangers” in local parlance). If children must use fireworks, it must be thoroughly supervised by an adult and done in a secure environment to avoid endangering others
  • Sunglasses with ultraviolet ray blocking properties should be worn when outdoors during the yuletide to protect your eyes from harmful rays of the sunlight
  • Ensure you eat and drink right during the yuletide to stay healthy. Over indulgence in alcohol and poor diet would create more health problems when the celebrations are over
  • Ensure you have an eye examination if you have not had yours this year.

Safe eyes are a possibility this yuletide if you can apply these simple but important tips during this yuletide celebration. However, if any eye injury or casualty is recorded, please seek prompt medical attention and visit your eye doctor.

Wishing you a happy yuletide celebration!

Dr Ukachukwu F. U

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