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The Alex Gage Blog

As we head towards the peak weeks in the school summer holidays we’d like to make you aware that it’s as important to protect our eyes as our skin to prevent UV damage that can result in associated eye health conditions including cataracts. According to The Eyecare Trust charity, our eyes are 10 times more sensitive […]

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National Eye Health Week 2011

Reward yourself by loving your eyes 13-19 June 2011 is National Eye Health Week and people in Sheffield are being urged to love their eyes and get them tested as part of the national Eye Love My Local Independent Optician campaign. As an additional incentive, other than health and well being, and as part of […]

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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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Revolutionary 3D screening at Alex Gage, Sheffield

Just sharing our latest news! We have just invested over £50,000 in the latest 3D OCT Screening camera and equipment at our Woodseats, Sheffied practice so that me and the team can help to safeguard the eye health of our patients. I’m delighted with the new camera – it cost a lot of money but […]

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Vitamin D linked to lower eye risk in young women: Study

Check out this interesting article as reported in NutraIngredients.com from the Archives of Ophthalmology – Higher blood levels of vitamin D may be associated with a decreased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in women, says new research.  Click here for the full report.

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Watching 3D may help uncover eye disorders

Further to warnings over Christmas about the potential damage caused to under 6’s eyesight by the new Nintendo 3DS console, the College of Optometrists has published a press release suggesting that watching 3D may be beneficial as it may help to uncover eye disorders. Here’s what the College has to say; The College of Optometrists […]

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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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Welcome to Alex Gage’s Blog

Timely advice for my first blog comes from the Eyecare Trust who have issued the following eyecare alert for Bonfire Night; Every year 10 people in the UK lose their sight and 300 people suffer serious eye injuries as a result of accidents caused by fireworks. And, it’s not just children larking about that are […]

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