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Glaucoma And Your Eyes

Glaucoma is a common eye condition often associated with pressure building up inside the eye. It is a condition that can affect people of all ages but it most common in people in their 70’s and 80’s though the risk increases over 40 years of age if you have a close relative with glaucoma. What […]

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Davina Discusses…Reaching Out To The Community

Earlier this month I was asked if I could speak with some of the elders at the Hadhari Project on Burton Road, Derby. It’s just a short hop from us and had been a while since we went out to share our wisdom, so we jumped at the invitation to work with our local community. […]

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Emma Discusses The Benefits of Exercise

January always seems to be the time of year when people decide to change their lifestyle. It’s a new year so let’s make some new goals or resolutions. One goal a lot of people make is to exercise more, lose weight and get fit and healthy. But are we looking at exercise as a method […]

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Are You Suffering With Dry Eyes?

Have you noticed your eyes becoming watery, sore, red and dry over the last few months? You may be suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome. At this time of year, dry eye can be commonly caused by the change in the outdoor environment such as wind and cold weather, and increased use of heating indoors. What […]

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Referrals From School

The new school year is upon us, and with that brings many changes including starting school for the very first time. Whilst preparing for the new adventure ahead, an eye examination may not have been at the top of your list, but don’t worry as your child’s eyes will be checked at school in their […]

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Celebrate Veganuary – Celebrate Eye Health

You will already know that veganism is big news and since 2014, Veganuary has inspired nearly a million people to try going vegan for January. The month-long campaign aims to make veganism more visible, accessible and promotes more plant-based food. So, while we celebrate Veganuary this month, let’s ensure we celebrate eye health too. It […]

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Davina Discusses… How Do You Choose Where To Shop?

We are increasingly being given the message about being more responsible with our decisions. Decisions like recycling, buying ethical products, not wasting electricity, even down to the food we consume and what is the carbon footprint of producing it. In general, being more conscious of the impact of our actions seems to be high on […]

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Road Safety Week at Richard Petrie Optometrists

Road Safety Week: Driving At Night

Autumn has set upon us rather quickly this year. It seems a lot darker and colder than previous years and with it has brought a lot of rain! This week is Road Safety Week, an awareness week that has been set up by the road safety charity Brake. The aim of the week is to […]

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Road Safety Week at Richard Petrie Optometrists

Road Safety Week

A UK campaign to highlight the importance of road safety launches next month and we’re backing the week-long event. As part of Road Safety Week, which runs from 18-24 of November, we’re joining forces with organisations across the country to raise awareness of how regular eye examinations can help prevent road accidents. Road Safety Week […]

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Davina Discusses…Are your readers ready for reading?

It’s October, it feels like Autumn and it really does feel like it’s time curl up on the sofa with a good book and a cuppa. So what perfect timing that for the first time we have a weekend of the Derby Book Festival to enjoy in Autumn! For the past few years I’ve started […]

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