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Eye studies

How initiatives like 30 Days Wild can help prevent myopia

We’re delighted that Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is repeating its 30 Days Wild initiative that encourages people to get outdoors and experience nature. The reason that we’re fans of 30 Days Wild is because the benefits of outdoor play go beyond general health and are documented to slow the progression of myopia in children. There has […]

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We’re proud to help a Crosspool junior football team look the part

We are delighted to announce that we have sponsored the two Crosspool Juniors FC Under-11s teams by providing them with rain jackets. Alex Gage has helped the Under-11s Green and Red teams, who both play in the Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League to look the part for their matches this season. Team members have […]

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Focus on your eye health during National Eye Health Week

Regular check-ups are essential to protect our vision and overall health yet many of us don’t take the time to think about the importance of caring for our eyes, says Alex Gage as National Eye Health Week approaches (18 – 24 September). Alex and the team at both Woodseats and Crosspool practices are backing the […]

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Halloween warning about novelty contact lenses

The dangers of wearing novelty contact lenses has been highlighted by the British Contact Lens Association as Halloween approaches. In recent years, novelty contact lenses have become a key component to thousands of party-goers’ costumes, with sales escalating around Halloween. Attributing the popularity of coloured contact lenses to television and film franchisees such as Twilight, […]

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Teenager eyeing up family optometry tradition

We’re thrilled that our daughter, Emma has gone to Cardiff University to follow in our footsteps and study Optometry. Here’s her story.. A student from Sheffield is looking to follow in the footsteps of her parents as she starts her studies to become a fully qualified optometrist. Emma Gage, whose parents own and run Alex […]

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Parents advised of 3D warning signs for children’s vision

With the 3D version of the children’s classic, The Jungle Book, just launched, we’d like to urge parents to ensure that children have regular eye examinations and to share this video from the Association of Optometrists [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGKvNIL5H7A?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

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Why Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month is Important to Everyone

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month in an effort to educate women about the steps they can take today to help preserve vision in the future. Of the 4.1 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind, 2.6 million are women. Here’s a […]

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The benefits of omega 3 for healthy eyes

As Good Friday, the day when it is common to eat fish, approaches we are encouraging people to make small changes to their diet to help protect their eye health and to be mindful of the eye health benefits which the essential omega 3 fatty acids from oily fish provide us with. The NHS recommends that we […]

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