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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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Why Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month is Important to Everyone

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month in an effort to educate women about the steps they can take today to help preserve vision in the future. Of the 4.1 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind, 2.6 million are women. Here’s a […]

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Sheffield Optometrist warns that smoking can cause blindness

With No Smoking Day on the horizon (14 March), Sheffield optometrist Alex Gage is alerting his patients to the potential dangers that smoking poses to eyesight. Quoting information from Eye, Alex said: “Smoking is the most consistently established modifiable risk factor for macular degeneration. A large growing pool of evidence (13 published studies) confirms a […]

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Save more than money by stopping smoking

A Sheffield optometrist is backing this year’s No Smoking Day theme of Swap your fags for swag and advising people that stopping smoking can benefit more than their finances. Independent optometrist Alex Gage is using the thirtieth anniversary of No Smoking Day on 13th March to highlight the eye health benefits of stopping smoking. Alex […]

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Smoking can cause blindness

It’s No Smoking Day tomorrow and Sheffield optometrist Alex Gage is alerting his patients to the potential dangers that smoking poses to eyesight. Quoting information from Eye*, Alex said: “Smoking is the most consistently established modifiable risk factor for macular degeneration. A large growing pool of evidence (13 published studies) confirms a significant association between […]

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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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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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