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Here’s how our eyecare plan can help you to save money on your glasses and contact lenses

Spreading the cost of a Comprehensive Eyecare package – for people who value their eyesight The Problem The cost of providing eye examination is underfunded by the NHS. The NHS does not fund investment in advanced instrumentation such as digital … Continue reading

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We’re one of a few to offer the Varilux X interactive personalisation experience

We’re proud to be one of only four practitioners in Sheffield to offer a sophisticated personalised service for patients with Varilux X varifocals. Our practices in Woodseats and Crosspool can now dispense Varilux X lenses using the revolutionary Near Vision … Continue reading

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Outdoor play benefits myopia say optometrists ahead of Get Outside Day

Sheffield family optometrists Alex and Sarah Gage are urging children to take part in the first national Get Outside day this Sunday for the sake of their eyesight. #GetOutsideDay is the brainchild of Ordnance Survey who has teamed up with … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Focus on your eye health in support of National Eye Health Week 24 – 30 September

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. As National Eye Health Week approaches, Alex Gage, who runs two … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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If you’re one of the 17 million motorists who struggles with night time driving, you might be interested in this..

We have launched a range of lenses designed to help the 17 million motorists who struggle to see whilst driving at night* and can now supply the Essilor RoadPilot lenses that help to reduce night-time glare by up to 90% … Continue reading

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We’re proud to be participating in a pioneering trial

We’re delighted to share that we have been  invited to participate in a programme that will help to shape the use of contact lenses specifically designed for myopia (short-sightedness) control in children. We will be working with patients at our … Continue reading

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Two out of five eye tests not up to scratch, according to Which? probe

We were delighted, but not surprised, to read that Independent Opticians came out on top in the latest Which? report into the quality of eye tests. Independent and small regional stores were the only type of stores we visited that … Continue reading

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