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Sports Vision

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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We’re proud to help a Crosspool junior football team look the part

We are delighted to announce that we have sponsored the two Crosspool Juniors FC Under-11s teams by providing them with rain jackets. Alex Gage has helped the Under-11s Green and Red teams, who both play in the Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League to look the part for their matches this season. Team members have […]

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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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We’re stepping out to boost city’s health record

We’re thrilled to be leading the way in an innovative campaign to get Sheffield moving. It’s the first time that we have signed up to the Move More Workplace Challenge, a physical activity programme that aims to transform Sheffield into the most active city in the UK by 2020. Employees from our two practices in […]

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Supporting grass roots football in Sheffield for the second year

We’re proud to be supporting the fabulous group of lads (and Manager, Matt Franklin) who play for Crosspool Juniors FC Under 9’s for the second year. Last year, we supported the team with rain jackets and this year, it’s a shelter! We’re not saying that it rains a lot in Sheffield, but there does appear […]

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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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Bid to boost sports culture could be hampered by poor eyesight

Primary schools in Sheffield will be given more funding for sports due to the current government’s pledge of £150 million until 2020 in a bid to encourage children to be active and enjoy sport. However the millions invested may not benefit children whose poor eyesight affects their ability to throw and catch a ball. Alex […]

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Sheffield optometrist sponsors champion junior football team

An optometrist based in Sheffield has come forward as a sponsor for smart new training jackets for the Crosspool Juniors Under-8s Boys Football Club. Alex Gage contacted the manager of the football team after seeing an article about the team on the Crosspool Forum. The Crosspool Juniors Under-8s Boys play in the Sheffield & District […]

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