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Children’s eyecare

Welcome to the team, Sadie!

We’re delighted to share that we have given a permanent job to the optical assistant who first joined us on work experience from school in May 2016. We have appointed Sadie Bradbury to the role of part-time optical assistant at our Woodseats branch following a successful year long apprenticeship. Sadie, who lives in Woodseats, said: […]

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We’re looking for children with myopia to try a new contact lens

We recently attended some fascinating training about a ground breaking new soft contact lens that has been proven by experts at the University of Birmingham to slow the rate of myopia (short sightedness) progression in children. We were thrilled to be invited to be one of  only 50 practices in the UK to be part […]

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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 the message from a Sheffield optometrist as Diabetes Week began yesterday. Alex Gage, the owner of two optometry practices, stressed that it is not just diabetics that need to be aware of the importance of having […]

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Optometrist sets out vision for eye care in 2017

An independent optometrist has shared five resolutions we can all make to keep our eyes healthy in 2017. Alex Gage, who owns two Sheffield optometry practices, has drawn out the guidelines to remind people how important it is to pay attention to the condition of their eyes as the new year heralds a focus on […]

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We marked 20 years in business by recreating iconic photo

Here’s the story of how it came about… Twenty years ago, Alex Gage Family Optometrist opened the doors to its Woodseats practice on Chesterfield Road for the first time and to mark the anniversary, the owner has recreated a picture taken at the opening event. Alex Gage made contact with the girl, Catherine Wort, who […]

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Halloween warning about novelty contact lenses

The dangers of wearing novelty contact lenses has been highlighted by the British Contact Lens Association as Halloween approaches. In recent years, novelty contact lenses have become a key component to thousands of party-goers’ costumes, with sales escalating around Halloween. Attributing the popularity of coloured contact lenses to television and film franchisees such as Twilight, […]

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Here’s some advice for hayfever sufferers

As the hayfever season is nearing its peak, with oilseed rape causing misery to many, a family optometrist is offering expert advice on how to care for your eyes. Hayfever can be of particular nuisance to contact lens and glasses wearers who may develop itchy, sore and red eyes as pollen counts rise. According to […]

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