Chronic glaucoma affects two per cent of the population over the age of 40, increasing to over 10 per cent for those aged 75 or older.

There are about 500,000 people in England and Wales with glaucoma, and about 70 million worldwide, making it one of the leading causes of blindness. Unfortunately, there are no symptoms until extensive, irreversible damage to the optic nerve has occurred, resulting in unrecoverable vision loss, and it is estimated that up to 50 per cent of people with glaucoma are undiagnosed.
Frustratingly, needless blindness from glaucoma can be easily averted as it can often be treated with simple eye drops.

50 years

This May Mr Adrian Murphy celebrates 50 years of eyecare in Carmarthen.  He arrived as a newly qualified optometrist on 1st May 1967 as an assistant to Mr Dewi Jones and then became a partner in 1971.  In 1994 when Mr Dewi Jones retired Mr Murphy worked single handedly until more recently when he was … Read more50 years

Children’s Vision

Did you know there are an estimated one million children with an undiagnosed vision problem? Good eyesight is crucial in making sure a child develops to their full potential both at school and socially. It’s especially important to look after children’s eyes – the eye is still developing throughout early childhood so if problems are … Read moreChildren’s Vision

Dr Jones leads specialist training for Specialist UK Optometrists

Like other health care professionals, all optometrists are required to do ongoing professional training. Specialist optometrists are also required to additional training in order to maintain their specialist registration, unfortunately the number of specialist optometrists in the UK is still relatively small and so getting the required amount of training at this level is proving … Read moreDr Jones leads specialist training for Specialist UK Optometrists

Road Safety Week

In the month that saw Olympic gold medal winner, Bradley Wiggins, and his mentor, Shane Sutton both hospitalised after colliding with vehicles in separate incidents, the Jones & Murphy Optometrists are helping to raise awareness of the importance of driving with good vision by urging people to have a sight test during Road Safety Week.  Coordinated … Read moreRoad Safety Week

Digital Retinal Photography

There are loads of gadgets and gizmos available for opticians to produce pretty pictures, but at Jones & Murphy we only invest in equipment if it is going to provide clinically useful information. Back in the early 90’s we were one of the very first practices to purchase a camera for taking photographs the retina.  … Read moreDigital Retinal Photography