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The Alex Gage Blog

The link between screen time and myopia in children

After a busy week in the practice, I was relaxing at home one Friday night when this message pinged into my inbox. It was the findings of a new survey into smartphone data usage and myopic children and young adults. The Centre for Eye Research Ireland (CERI) used smartphone data usage as a measure of […]

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Covid-19 update

Posted on 05th January 2021 This page will have our latest information on the care we can provide during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also find information on our Facebook page. LATEST UPDATE 07.00am, Tuesday 5 January, 2021 We plan to continue operating as normal through this latest lockdown (but please check here before visiting the […]

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Thank you, Mrs C for your fabulous feedback!

As well as providing frames and lenses from the world’s leading suppliers, we pride ourselves on making time for each and  every customer and giving them exceptional customer service and a great Alex Gage experience. As in independent optometrist with just two practices, we pride ourselves on offering customers quality spectacles and contact lenses dispensed […]

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Introducing Sea2see – a range of frames from recycled ocean plastics

We’re delighted to stock a range of handmade spectacle frames that are produced from ocean waste in both Woodseats and Crosspool. ‘Sea2see’ optical frames and sunglasses are made entirely with recycled marine plastic waste that is collected in collaboration with thousands of fishermen in Spanish ports. Talking about the innovative range, Alex said: “The waste, […]

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Keeping it in the family

We’re delighted to share that Alex and Sarah’s elder daughter, Emma, has graduated from Cardiff University with a 2:1 degree in Optometry and Vision Sciences. Following in her parents’ footsteps, 22 year old Emma graduated after a three year course and will begin a pre-registration job in Merthyr Tydfil in September, further to additional studies […]

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Please can you help us to spread the word?

In order to keep everyone safe from coronavirus, we are allowing an hour between patients so that we can clean everything thoroughly. The impact of this is that we can now only see seven patients per day, instead of the 14 that we would see before. As you can appreciate, this reduction has a significant […]

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It’s Move More Month!

Every day in June, we’ll be following the Move More Sheffield’s activity plan that is designed to get us all moving more whilst helping our mental health during lockdown. Download the plan here if you want to join in and keep everyone in the loop with what you’re doing by using the hashtag #MMM2020. To […]

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It’s important to keep using eye drops during Ramadan

Whilst the Woodseats and Crosspool practices are shut, optometrists Alex and Sarah have been using their time to keep up to date on all matters optical through webinars and online learning. On one webinar recently, we learned that some Muslims stop taking drops during Ramadan. We’d urge people not to stop taking drops. If you […]

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Please note that we are operating a locked door policy

In the interest of keeping us all as safe as we can, we are operating a locked door policy and only carrying out essential work. Please phone us for more information and we will triage your enquiry. Woodseats 0114 274 8582 Crosspool 0114 266 7066   We will phone the patients already booked to check […]

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Covid19 Policy

We are taking measures to help protect staff and public during this unprecedented time. We aim to have a 15-minute gap between appointments to reduce contact between patients and visitors. We will sanitise surfaces between appointments, with antibacterial wipes. We ask that patients do not attend early to reduce time in our waiting area. We […]

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