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Exciting update about our fencing sponsee, Phoebe Newton-Hughes

Despite being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as ME) at the start of the 2018/19 season, our superstar fencing sponsee, Phoebe has rallied remarkably and we’re delighted to report that she’s almost back at normal health levels and has moved to London to train full time with coach Chris Galesloot. The move has […]

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We’re delighted to sponsor GB fencer

We’re very excited to be sponsoring 17 year old silver medallist Phoebe Newton-Hughes with daily disposable contact lenses. Phoebe was advised by her coach, Adam Blight, to be assessed by sports vision specialist Alex Gage with a view to improving her fencing performance by optimising her sports vision. Alex, who is one of only a […]

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It’s Love your Lenses Week next week!

Contact lenses are worn safely and loved by millions of people. However, research shows that not all contact lens wearers know how to look after their lenses properly. Love Your Lenses Week 2019 is taking place between 23 and 30 March. If you’ve not seen your optician in a while, it’s a prime time to […]

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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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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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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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