News and Blog

Charity support through eye of a needle

Post on Fri 13th Nov 2020

Rosalie Roe, an optometrist from our Broadstone branch, who turned her sewing skills to making face masks in her spare time has raised more than £700 so far for our chosen charity, Alzheimer’s Society!

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Prepare for the glare

Post on Tue 27th Oct 2020

Now that the clocks have gone back and the nights are drawing in, it’s a good time to make sure your eyes are winter ready.

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Mask Associated Dry Eye (MADE) and tips to help it

Post on Thu 22nd Oct 2020

Wearing a face mask is a crucial part of tackling the Covid-19 pandemic – and they won’t be going away anytime soon. But as something many of us are still fairly new to wearing, face coverings are throwing up a few issues; like foggy glasses, maskne and an increase in people suffering with dry eye.

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Look out for eye friendly foods

Post on Wed 14th Oct 2020

Autumn’s harvest of seasonal produce is not only nutritious, it is a feast for the eyes and good for maintaining healthy eyes too.

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Take five to check out these hearing facts

Post on Wed 7th Oct 2020

Hearing is a sense we often take for granted until we start to lose it; yet hearing loss is more common than you might think. Did you know that one in six people in the UK have varying degrees of hearing loss?
Here are some more facts about our ears and why looking after our hearing and seeking help when needed is so important.

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Five signals to listen out for

Post on Wed 16th Sep 2020

Like the passing of the years, some things in life have a habit of creeping up on us. Take hearing, sometimes changes are so subtle and happen over time that we may not notice until there's an impact on our lives. It’s important to spot hearing loss as soon as possible by having regular hearing checks.

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A child friendly approach to glasses

Post on Mon 14th Sep 2020

Like getting children to eat their greens or swap screens for fresh air, the right approach makes all the difference. It applies to many of life’s lessons and that goes for encouraging them to wear glasses if they need help with their sight.

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Watch out for screen eye strain

Post on Wed 2nd Sep 2020

Have you been feeling the strain of remote working in a pandemic-hit economy?
It’s not only about organising your time, finding a productive space and adjusting to the lack of personal contact, it has meant spending many more hours looking at screens.

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Facing up to hearing loss

Post on Wed 19th Aug 2020

Wearing face coverings has become a way of life and is a challenge for some, particularly those with hearing loss.
We appreciate it’s necessary in the face of a global pandemic, but making out muffled voices of conversations through face coverings and masks in shops, on public transport and elsewhere while socially distanced can be difficult.

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