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Back to School Eye Tests

We are all hoping that our children can return to school this September.  And after nearly four months at home we’re bound to be busy running through our check list of all the things they’ll need; bigger uniform, school shoes, stationary etc.  But it’s also really important to add ‘book an eye test’ to your […]

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How to stop your glasses fogging up when wearing a face mask

The recent relaxations of lockdown, whilst welcome, come with updated Government instructions* on face masks. To ensure you’re safe and protected from the spread of Covid-19, both your nose and mouth must be covered by a face covering.  However if you wear a mask with spectacles you’ll probably have noticed that your glasses keep fogging […]

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Why it’s so important to wear sunglasses

The last few weeks have seen the UK basking in exceptional hot and sunny weather. And even if all we’ve been able to do it enjoy it from the lockdown confines of our own gardens or open windows we still need to make sure that we wear sunglasses. Sunglasses are often seen as a fashion […]

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Keeping your eyes healthy during lockdown

During this period of lockdown, it’s really important to look after our eyes. Especially as opticians are restricted from carrying out regular eye tests at the moment. Trying to eat a balanced diet is essential not just for general wellbeing but also to help us to protect our eyes from potential health conditions. Our body’s […]

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World Glaucoma Week – Spot the Symptoms

World Glaucoma Week is an annual awareness week aimed at educating people on glaucoma, helping us all be better equipped at spotting and treating glaucoma in its early stages. In aid of assisting in the goal of getting everyone informed, we’ve put this article together to help you spot the symptoms. “The goal is to […]

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Choosing the right lenses for your prescription

If you are prescribed glasses, there are lots of things to consider in choosing the right pair for you. Choosing the right frames for your face is just one step in finding the perfect pair. Choosing the right lenses for your glasses can is key to getting the most out of your glasses for comfort, vision and […]

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Blue Light – What is it?

In the digital age we’re living in, it’s quite common for some of us to work at a PC all day, then head home and read an e-book, watch TV or browse our mobile phones. However, this over-exposure to digital screens can cause real damage to our eyes. This is due to the blue light […]

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How to be safer when driving at night

With the nights getting darker earlier and the winter setting in, you may be driving in the dark more often, and preventable accidents are of higher risk. Driving in the dark poses a number of more difficult scenarios. If you don’t see a hazard soon enough, your reaction time may be too late. So, if […]

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World Sight Day

Today (10th October 2019) is World Sight Day. Created by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, the aim of the day is to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Did you know that an estimated 1.3 billion people live with some form of vision impairment? That’s enough to fill Europe, Russia, […]

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