Welcome to Wayne & Byron Davies Optometrists

Wayne & Byron Davies Optometrists is an established eyecare practice based in Porthcawl and Kenfig Hill, South Wales for over 35 years, open 6 days a week. We aim to offer a professional service with a high level of customer care.

We offer a quality range of eyecare and optical services including Eye Examination, Visual field analysis, V.D.U Screening, Diabetic and Glaucoma Screening, Contact Lens Fitting and Aftercare, Children Eye Care, Digital Ocular Imaging, and an on-site glazing laboratory.

  • Dry Eyes

    Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment of dry eyes.

  • Children's Eye Care

    We offer a child friendly approach to the assessment.

  • Contact Lenses

    Modern technological advances mean that the contact lens options available to you now are vast and varied.

  • Diabetic & Glaucoma Screening

    Avoid serious problems by getting an annual glaucoma screening.

  • Are Your Eyes HD Ready?

    Don't miss out on viewing life via HD ready eyesight.

  • What is glaucoma?

    Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye conditions which damage the optic nerve.

How far can the human eye see?

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Visual acuity and your eyesight

That simply means that you can clearly see something 20 feet away that you should be able to see from that distance. If you have 20/100 vision, you would still be able to see an object clearly from 20 feet away, but someone with normal vision would see it clearly from 100 feet

How does the eye see?

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Visual acuity and your eyesight

When light rays reflect off an object and enter the eyes through the cornea (the transparent outer covering of the eye), you can then see that object. The cornea bends, or refracts, the rays that pass through the round hole of the pupil.

Why do people need glasses?

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Visual acuity and your eyesight

There are many different medical reasons people wear glasses, but the simple answer is that glasses help people see better. Some people wear glasses for reading things that are far away or for driving. ... Thankfully, myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism can usually be corrected by wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.


How often should one have an eye examination?

We advise regular eye examinations for everyone, including children even when you are not experiencing any difficulties. In accordance with national guidelines the recommended intervals are set out in the table below:

National guidelines for eye tests

1: Aged 15 years or below every year
2: Aged 16 – 69 years every 2 years
3: Aged 70 years and over every year
4: Diabetic and Glaucoma patients every year
5: Aged 40 years or over with an immediate relative with Glaucoma every year

The above are general guidelines but if it clinically required an eye examination may be advised more frequently, the optician will advise you of this.

Please contact us if you have any queries or questions about our eye examination and related issues, we would be most happy to advise you.

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