Category Archives: Blindness

Why Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month is Important to Everyone

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month in an effort to educate women about the steps they can take today to help preserve vision in the future. Of the 4.1 million Americans age … Continue reading

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Local optometrist urges people to avoid taking risks with their eyes on bonfire night

As many will be preparing to join in bonfire night festivities, Sheffield based optometrist Alex Gage is highlighting the need to take safety precautions when using and watching fireworks. According to the Royal College of Optometrists, 10 people lose their … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sheffield Optometrist Urges People to Protect Their Eyes On Bonfire Night

Ten people each year* lose their sight as a result of careless behaviour around fireworks with a further 300 estimated eye injuries caused during the season of ‘Guy Fawkes’. Alex Gage Family Optometrist is urging people to take greater care … Continue reading

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Save more than money by stopping smoking

A Sheffield optometrist is backing this year’s No Smoking Day theme of Swap your fags for swag and advising people that stopping smoking can benefit more than their finances. Independent optometrist Alex Gage is using the thirtieth anniversary of No … Continue reading

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Smoking can cause blindness

It’s No Smoking Day tomorrow and 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 … Continue reading

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Vitamin D linked to lower eye risk in young women: Study

Check out this interesting article as reported in NutraIngredients.com from the Archives of Ophthalmology – Higher blood levels of vitamin D may be associated with a decreased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in women, says new research.  Click here for … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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