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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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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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