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Get Yourself Seen advice on eye tests

Post on Fri 3rd Nov 2017

If you find yourself having to concentrate more as fading light and shorter days make it more difficult to see, it’s probably a good time to have a sight test. Drivers need optimum vision for their own safety and the safety of other road users.

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Cheap Halloween contact lenses could have scary consequences

Post on Wed 25th Oct 2017

You’ll see some frightful, scary sights this Halloween as people go to town on dressing up in ghoulish costumes and make-up.

But if you are tempted to stick cheap novelty Halloween contact lenses in your eyes to complete the look it is worth thinking again, for you could be the one feeling scared.

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It’s time to set your sights on an eye test

Post on Thu 12th Oct 2017

Today, Thursday 12 October, is World Sight Day, the annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

On a more personal scale it provides a timely reminder of the need for all of us to take better care of our eyes and to have regular sight tests.

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Watch out when it comes to contact lens hygiene

Post on Wed 4th Oct 2017

It is clear to see why improved vision without the need for spectacles is so attractive, but we also need to focus on the rules of their use, especially when it comes to hygiene. Any complacency on this score can lead to infections and sore eyes.

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Soothing solution for dry eyes may be close at hand

Post on Mon 25th Sep 2017

A simple and inexpensive way to treat severe dry eye conditions by using a drop of blood is being trialled at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital. It is based on the fact that blood contains many of the same natural nutrients found in tears, which help to keep our eyes lubricated and nourished.

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A seasonal feast for the eyes

Post on Thu 7th Sep 2017

Remember being advised as children to ‘eat your greens’ because they’re good for you?

Well autumn’s harvest of seasonal produce is a feast for the eyes that can help to maintain not only our general well-being but healthy eyes too.

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Seeing the career opportunities after A-levels

Post on Fri 25th Aug 2017

Images of excited or apprehensive students finding out their A-level results are a sight to behold.

These young people know it is a significant milestone and one that provides options for their future.

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