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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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Alex Gage conducts a second screening with GB boxers

A Sheffield optometrist has followed up his work with the GB Boxing Squad and recently conducted a second series of sports vision assessments. Alex Gage, who owns practices in Woodseats and Crosspool, specialises in Sports Vision and is one of only a handful of optometrists in the North of England to have earned a diploma […]

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Sheffield Optometrist reminds sun seekers to look after their eyes

As the long school summer holidays approach, a Sheffield optometrist is alerting people to the danger that the sun’s rays pose to eye health. Alex Gage, who owns practices at Woodseats and Crosspool, says: “People know the dangers of hot weather with regard to sunburn and dehydration, but are less aware of the damage that […]

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The importance of perfect vision for professional racing cyclists

A Sheffield expert in Sports Vision was invited to meet the Movistar team ahead of the Grand Départ of the Tour de France. Alex Gage, an independent optometrist with practices in Woodseats and Crosspool, was invited to meet the riders and learn about new research about the impact of perfect vision on performance. Alex said: […]

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Sheffield Optometrist is a hit with GB boxers

A Sheffield optometrist is celebrating his involvement with the GB Boxing team. Earlier in the year, the Olympic Boxing team, including Gold medal winners from the London 2012 Olympic Games, joined Alex Gage and Topcon Product specialist, Tim Cole for a screening event at English Institute for Sport in Sheffield. Alex Gage, who owns practices in Woodseats and Crosspool, […]

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Sheffield optometrist’s Tour de Vision

As excitement rises in anticipation of Yorkshire hosting ‘Le Grand Départ’ for the Tour de France in 2014, a Sheffield optometrist has reported an increase in sales of cycling lenses and cycling glasses. “There is a real buzz in the air regarding the start of the Tour next year and, not only are we seeing […]

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Watching 3D may help uncover eye disorders

Further to warnings over Christmas about the potential damage caused to under 6’s eyesight by the new Nintendo 3DS console, the College of Optometrists has published a press release suggesting that watching 3D may be beneficial as it may help to uncover eye disorders. Here’s what the College has to say; The College of Optometrists […]

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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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