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Myopia

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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Outdoor play benefits myopia say optometrists ahead of Get Outside Day

Sheffield family optometrists Alex and Sarah Gage are urging children to take part in the first national Get Outside Day this Sunday for the sake of their eyesight. #GetOutsideDay is the brainchild of Ordnance Survey who has teamed up with supporters across the country to organise guided walks, cycling and other outdoor activities in a […]

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Pioneering contact lens approach slows myopia progression in children

We’re proud to be a part of the pioneering MiSight trial into shortsightedness in children and are delighted to bring you the four year findings, courtesy of Cooper Vision. SINGAPORE, September 18, 2018–New four-year study data shows the significant impact of a pioneering contact lens management approach to slowing the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in […]

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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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We’re looking for children with myopia to try a new contact lens

We recently attended some fascinating training about a ground breaking new soft contact lens that has been proven by experts at the University of Birmingham to slow the rate of myopia (short sightedness) progression in children. We were thrilled to be invited to be one of  only 50 practices in the UK to be part […]

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Sheffield optometrist offers overnight vision solution for hayfever sufferers

As the pollen levels continue to rise, we are offering patients a revolutionary, non surgical treatment for short sightedness (myopia) that helps hayfever sufferers. We launched the i-GO ortho-k (overnight vision correction) night time contact lens at our practice in Broomhill last year and have been delighted with the success, especially for patients who suffer […]

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US study finds that short-sighted children do better with contact lenses

I’ve just read an interesting American study that concludes that short-sighted children do better with contact lenses than glasses. The Adolescent and Child Health Initiative to Encourage Vision Empowerment (ACHIEVE) Study was undertaken by the Ohio State University College of Optometry and is the largest randomized trial of its kind. Conducted amongst 484 children over […]

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