What will you be doing this National Eye Health Week?

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With National Eye Health Week this month, we ask why we should look after our eyes. Many people fear losing their vision but take very little care of their eyes. Changing this is the goal of National Eye Health Week. It’s common knowledge that eye health is important, but sometimes we need a little nudge […]

Lenses are all the same! Aren’t they?

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Why are lenses so expensive? They’re just bits of plastic, aren’t they? These are questions we are often asked. The simple answer is no, lenses are not all the same. In this blog we will try our best to explain the difference between the many different types of lenses. Different types of lenses: Digital, HD, […]

Today is National Spinach Day

 This leafy green vegetable is so good for our eyes Here’s a little reminder, March 26th is National Spinach Day in case it slipped your mind! Spinach is not just tasty it provides your eyes with Lutein, which is thought to help maintain eye health. Are you intrigued? Then read on….. The Spectacular Benefits of […]

Student Digs by James Brooks from Saddleworth – What is Blepharitis?

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James Brooks returns pen to paper In November 2019 James began his series of blogs known as Student Digs. Since then James has successfully completed two courses, The Association Of Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) Optical assistant course and the Association Of Dispensing Opticians and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Management and Leadership Diploma. James has taken […]

Don’t put off your eye care

Don’t put off your eye care or it may cost more than you bargained for. None of us has had the start to 2021 we had wished for and many of us missed seeing friends and family over Christmas. The pandemic has changed all our lives and outdoor activity has been significantly limited. This has […]

Nine months of staying at home and we ask what has it done to our eyes?

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How staying at home can affect our eyes There have been many discussions about how COVID 19 and numerous lockdowns and tier restrictions have affected public health. But one area which is often overlooked is eye health. Bring me sunshine Did you know that a lack of natural light can potentially cause damage to our […]

We are open as normal in Tier 4 (Greenfield) and Tier 3 (Meltham)

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Following today’s COVID-19 review the Government has confirmed that “As health care providers and essential businesses with safe and appropriate Infection Prevention and Control measures already in place, community optometry practices are exempt from the protection measures in all tiers and can therefore remain open and provide a full range of services”. This means we […]

PPE explained – Ozone in the ‘Zone’

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Why we are investing in client safety Coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease has impacted all our lives. First appearing in China in December 2019, coronavirus has spread rapidly across the globe. No disease in recent times has impacted public health and the economy more rapidly and in such a dramatic way than coronavirus.  In the […]

Square eyes and sharp notes

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Do you have square eyes? “You’ll get square eyes” My Mum would shout, whenever I was late for a meal. Growing up in the late 70s, early 80s, I was one of the first generations of gamers. I spent long periods of time playing space invaders and my personal favourite, Brian Bloodaxe. Many hours were […]