Contact lens myth-busting

Post on Mon 15th Apr 2024

We hear many misconceptions when it comes to contact lenses, from ‘they can get lost behind your eye’ (they can’t!), to ‘I’m too old or too young to wear contact lenses’ (you aren’t!). So we’ve put together the most common myths and our myth busting information for each, so you can feel confident in contact lenses.

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Why regular eye tests for children are crucial

Post on Tue 30th Jan 2024

There is growing evidence that children are experiencing myopia – nearsightedness – in increasing numbers.

It’s such a problem that it’s causing alarm among scientists who estimate that by 2050 half of the world’s population could be myopic, with a significant prevalence among younger generations.

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Having fun whilst raising awareness of dementia on Elf Day!

Post on Wed 13th Dec 2023

This year, once again, a number of Scrivens Branches participated in taking part in Alzheimer’s Society Christmas Fundraiser – ELF DAY!

This was a fantastic opportunity for us to get in the festive spirit and raise awareness of the link between hearing loss and dementia whilst raising funds for Alzheimer’s Society.

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A Guide to Wearing Contact Lenses This Winter

Post on Mon 30th Oct 2023

Contact lens wearers in particular, will face multiple challenges during the colder weather due to lower levels of humidity and a reduction in daylight hours, subsequently resulting in eye strain, discomfort and potential eye infections. In addition to this, central heating and fireplaces can make matters worse, however there are measures you can take to avoid such issues:

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Clear Vision for Winter Driving: Protecting Your Eyesight

Post on Mon 16th Oct 2023

Shorter daylight hours, icy roads and limited visibility can make winter driving feel both challenging and unsafe.

While many drivers take precautions by equipping their vehicles with de-icer and an ice scraper, one important aspect that is often overlooked is the impact of winter weather on eyesight.

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