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Davina Discusses … Mindfulness

January is almost through! I often feel it can be on of the tougher months of the year and feel optimistic to wave goodbye and get on with the rest of 2019! Funny how our minds work at times. This month, personally, but also as a team, we are really excited to have started a […]

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8 Key Nutrients to Optimise Eye Health

Whether you are taking part in Veganuary, or have decided that 2019 is your year to get fit and healthy, there are several key nutrients you can include in your diet that are important for your eye health. These nutrients help maintain your eye function, protect your eyes against harmful light and can help to […]

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Eye Strain

Eye Strain: What it really means for your eyes

As part of our series on eye health, we’re discussing eye strain and how it can affect our eyes. In today’s world, we are bombarded by screens. From computers and phones to televisions and tablets, the list goes on. With a huge number of us working with technology, plus using it for our own enjoyment, […]

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Looking After Your Eyes During The Party Season

It’s that time of year again when we’re getting dolled up for the Christmas party, putting on more make up than we would ever usually wear and perhaps getting a little bit merry. Although it may be the season of over indulging and all health plans going out of the window, looking after your eyes […]

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Davina Discusses … Winter Eye Health

I can tell that the Summer of 2018 is well and truly behind us, just from what my patients are telling me! With cooler weather and the impact of heating and air conditioning, there are far more complaints about watery eyes, which often manifests as dry eye. This can lead to or exacerbate other issues […]

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Top Trends for Autumn/Winter 2018

Although we have had an absolutely glorious Summer, which definitely makes a change for the UK, it appears that Autumn is now upon us bringing with it a change in fashion and styles to get us through chillier months. Wandering round the shops there is an abundance of autumnal colours, mustards seem to be a […]

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Davina Discusses … Anti-Reflective Lenses

I probably hear comments daily, about people telling me they can “never keep their glasses clean”, that they “always show up marks” or “look greasy all the time”. Personally I can’t handle looking through my glasses when there’s a smudge on them and I notice the tiniest little mark on the furthest corner of the […]

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Keeping on top of children’s eye health

Eyesight problems can develop at any age, so it’s especially important to start checking children’s eyes early on to reduce the possibilities of sight issues emerging. Healthy eyesight helps children to progress both socially and while learning, so it’s crucial for setting them up for the best future possible. The Association of Optometrists has found […]

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Driving Vision Standards

You probably saw the announcement recently that the Police are about to start a pilot where, in three areas in the south of England, they will check the vision of drivers at every opportunity. Any drivers who fail to reach the DVLA standard will have their licences revoked there and then. As you might expect […]

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Davina Discusses … Myopia

This month I thought I would share a topic in Optometry which sparks my interest and that is myopia, also known as short-sightedness. It is extremely prevalent across the world and in fact it is growing. Fascinatingly, the World Health Organisation have predicted that by 2050 (that’s only 32 years from now!) half of the […]

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