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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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Christmas Opening Hours, Competitions & Charity

Christmas is just around the corner and the festive break will begin shortly. So, we thought we’d post our festive opening hours here so that you can be prepared and book appointments outside of these. Please see below: Monday 23rd December – Closed 12pm-2:00pm Tuesday 24th – Friday 27th December – Closed Saturday 28th December […]

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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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National Eye Health Week

23-29 September 2019 In a survey conducted by Fight for Sight, 78% of people fear losing their sight the most out of all 5 senses. This same survey states that 28% of the adult population are not having eye tests every 2 years. A huge chunk of us fear losing our vision more than anything […]

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What is Dry Eye?

Dry Eye is a very common condition that happens to people when their eyes can’t produce enough quality lubricant, i.e. tears. Tears are essential for the nourishment of your eyes and for maintaining a healthy surface of your eye. They also help to provide clear vision. Every time you blink, the front surface of your […]

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Sunglasses: Why you need them & Polarised vs. Standard Tinting

With the UK Summer providing us with sun and heat worthy of weekends away and beach trips. We’re using this blog post as an opportunity to share the importance of wearing sunglasses, and are exploring whether polarised or standard tint are best for your protection. Wearing sunglasses whilst out in the sunlight is just as […]

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National Diabetes Week

Diabetes week is an annual week hosted by Diabetes UK that aims to raise awareness and understanding of diabetes. This year it takes place on 10th-16th June. To get involved and help people #SeeDiabetesDifferently, we’re devoting this post to the eye conditions that can develop from diabetes and what can be done to help or […]

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Choosing the Right Frames for your Face

Choosing the perfect glasses for you can sometimes feel like an impossible task. You’ve seen a pair of glasses that you love, but you try them on and they seem to look completely different. Why? Well, your face-shape is actually the most important part of choosing the right glasses for you. To make the process […]

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Computer Vision Syndrome and How to Avoid it

Did you know that if you spend significant time during your working day using a display screen, then you are entitled to an eye test paid for by your employer? In today’s digital world, it is well-known that the extensive exposure to digital screens in many job roles can cause discomfort and eye-strain. For those […]

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