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The Alex Gage Blog

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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Look after your eyes this summer

As the region basks in a prolonged period of good weather, here at Alex Gage, we’re alerting people to the danger that the sun’s rays pose to eye health. Alex says: “People know the dangers of hot weather with regard to sunburn and dehydration, but are less aware of the damage that the sun can […]

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Remember eye health care during Diabetes Week

Diabetics should have regular appointments with an optometrist in addition to their annual diabetic retinopathy screening – that is our message during this year’s Diabetes Week (11 – 17 June). Alex stresses that it is not just diabetics that need to be aware of the importance of having an eye examination: “4.5 million people in […]

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We’re proud to be participating in a pioneering trial

We’re delighted to share that we have been  invited to participate in a programme that will help to shape the use of contact lenses specifically designed for myopia (short-sightedness) control in children. We will be working with patients at our practices in Woodseats and Crosspool to test the lenses, follow their usage and collect data […]

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Short days, long nights and more news from Alex Gage

Because the UK is closer to the North Pole than the Equator, there are significant variations in the length of our days and nights. These seasonal changes pose a variety of vision-related challenges, which might affect your optimal choice of eyewear. Low sun The sun is lower in the sky between late autumn and early spring, […]

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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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