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Don’t forget your eye health this new year

January is the time of year many people make commitments to take more care of their health, take up a new hobby, get it or update their image. If that’s you, don’t forget your eyes! Increased screen time, less time outdoors and even just the passing of time are just three reasons why you need to give your eye health some attention. Data gathered by the College of Optometrists during the 2020 lockdown found that more than 40% of respondents felt their eyesight had deteriorated during the pandemic whilst, a fifth felt increased screen time had damaged their eyes. Despite...
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Five ways to protect your eyes from UV damage

In this article we take a look at why you need to protect your eyes from UV damage all year round. As we enjoy the last shortening days of summer, and perhaps exchange some of our warm weather clothes in favour of cosy knits, it isn’t time to pack away your sunglasses just yet. In fact, it’s even more important to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays in the late summer and autumn months as the sun sits lower in the sky and can shine more directly and continually onto your face. Aviators, round, oval or oversized - a...
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6 Simple top tips for cleaning your glasses or sunglasses

Cleaning your glasses might sound like a simple task, but doing it well will make all the difference to their longevity and your comfort. When you wear your glasses or sunglasses everyday, it’s inevitable that they’ll need to be cleaned. After all, there’s nothing more irritating than smeary lenses or a thumb print in your line of vision! But before you reach for the nearest tissue, or even your shirt, let’s take a look at the dos and don’ts of cleaning your glasses or sunglasses in order to reduce wear and tear, and prevent avoidable damage. How NOT to clean...
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How to choose new glasses that suit you

Over the years, the term ‘Optician’ has become a catch-all termfor the people you see who test your eyesight. However, withinthat term, there are different roles with responsibility for different areas of your eye health.As we often get asked to explain the difference between an Optometrist and a Dispensing Optician, we thought it wouldbe helpful to explain it here. Do you dread buying new glasses? You’re not alone. It’s not unusual for patients to tell us that they dread buying new glasses. Despite being something they wear all day, every day, it’s also surprisingly common for people to only own...
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