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Sheffield Optometrist is a hit with GB boxers

A Sheffield optometrist is celebrating his involvement with the GB Boxing team.

Alex Gage screens Felix Cash member of GB Boxings Podium Potential squad
Alex Gage screens Felix Cash, member of GB Boxing’s Podium Potential squad

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, specialises in Sports Vision and is one of only a handful of optometrists in the North of England to have earned a diploma in the subject. He said: “I was very proud to be invited to work with the GB Boxing Team at the EIS and hope that regular screening will help to safeguard the boxers’ vision.

“Boxers can be more at risk for developing conditions like retinal detachment due to the nature of the sport and using the OCT 3D digital retinal imaging camera is a fantastic way to monitor for early signs of damage.”

During the screening, Alex created baseline measurements for all of the boxers that will be used to bench mark subsequent screenings.