Category Archives: Children’s eyecare

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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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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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 … Continue reading

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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 – … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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We’re looking for children with myopia to try a new contact lens

We recently attended some fascinating training about a ground breaking new soft contact lens that has been proven by experts at the University of Birmingham to slow the rate of myopia (short sightedness) progression in children. We were thrilled to … Continue reading

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