Category Archives: Vision

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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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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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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Short days, long nights and more news from Alex Gage

Because the UK is closer to the North Pole than the Equator, there are significant variations in the length of our days and nights. These seasonal changes pose a variety of vision-related challenges, which might affect your optimal choice of … 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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Here are some before and after pics of our refurbished practice at Woodseats

We’re very proud to share some photos of our refurbished practice at 857 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats. Click on the images to enlarge them. You can compare them with the before pictures at the bottom of the page. Our practice manager, … Continue reading

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Alex Gage boosts awareness drive for Glaucoma Awareness Week

In a bid to show his support behind the National Glaucoma Awareness Week campaign that began yesterday, Alex Gage is working alongside the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) to educate people about the importance of a regular eye health check as … Continue reading

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