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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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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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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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The benefits of omega 3 for healthy eyes

As Good Friday, the day when it is common to eat fish, approaches we are encouraging people to make small changes to their diet to help protect their eye health and to be mindful of the eye health benefits which the essential omega 3 fatty acids from oily fish provide us with. The NHS recommends that we […]

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Sheffield Optometrist to turn practices blue for World Autism Awareness Day

A Sheffield Optometrist is turning his practices blue in support of World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April. The blue themes at Alex Gage Family Optometrist will include blue balloons outside the Crosspool and Woodseats practices, staff wearing blue items of clothing and donning blue wigs. World Autism Awareness Day was established in 2008 to […]

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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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