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Feb 18th

10 Must-Read Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

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If you wear contact lenses or are considering making the switch from glasses, you need to follow a set of simple but very important guidelines. Your eyes are incredible yet delicate organs, and they must be cared for. So read on for our 10 must-read tips for contact lense wearers, to help eliminate the health risks…

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Jul 18th

Contact lens wearers – take care

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Contact lenses are the marmite of eyewear; often evoking a ‘love them or hate them’ reaction. Via a recent wave of bad press, the ‘hate’ camp has gathered steam – with contacts portrayed by the media as a health risk. So what is the truth? Are contact lenses really bad for your eyes? Or can […]

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Mar 6th

Lenses for the Love of Reading

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Celebrated around the globe, World Book Day on 6 March is an opportunity for millions of children, parents, grandparents and carers to share the pleasure of reading. However, if you or your child is experiencing vision problems it can be difficult to fully enjoy the reading experience. If you or your child struggles to focus […]

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Mar 1st

Judi Dench Speaks Out about Macular Degeneration

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One of Britain’s best-loved actresses, Dame Judi Dench, has revealed the full extent of her struggle against age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  In an interview in the US, when Dench spoke openly about her difficulties reading scripts and watching films. Nonetheless, the 79-year-old actress, who has recently received her seventh Oscar nomination for the film Philomena, […]

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Jan 12th

Make Taking Care of Yourself Your New Year’s Resolution

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If you have yet to make a New Year’s resolution, what could be more important than resolving to take better care of yourself?  Looking after yourself doesn’t have to mean slogging away in the gym or cutting out chocolate! What is essential, however, is to take good general care of your body and health – […]

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Nov 19th

Drivers – how well can you see?!

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As Road Safety Week gets underway, opticians across the country are stepping up the campaign to make drivers aware of the dangers and consequences of driving with poor eyesight. Throughout November, Peter Gerber Eyecare Opticians has been backing the nationwide ‘Think about your eyes’ campaign, which is emphasising the importance of regular eye tests for […]

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Oct 24th

Trick-or-Treating and Eye Tests: Things to do with your children this half term!

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If your child is due an eye test, make sure you add a visit to the opticians to your to-do list for next week – alongside hollowing out pumpkins and scaring the neighbours! Children, just like adults, should have their eyes examined at least once every two years, while some may need to come and […]

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Sep 16th

National Eye Health Week – the importance of looking after your eyes

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It’s National Eye Health Week and we’re joining forces with eye care charities and organisations across the country to make sure everyone is aware of the importance of looking after their eyes.  This year’s event, which runs from Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd September, will draw upon the enormous success of last year’s campaign, which […]

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Aug 19th

What is Glaucoma?

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Glaucoma is the term we use for a group of conditions that can impair vision as a result of damage to the optic nerve, which sends signals from the eye to the brain. In the UK, the type we encounter most often is chronic open-angle glaucoma, which currently affects almost half a million people in […]

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Aug 8th

OCT eye tests

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The health of our eyes and safeguarding our ability to see is of vital importance to us all. An OCT (ocular coherence tomography) scan can check for signs of a number of serious health conditions that can affect our eyes and our wider well-being.  A standard eye test will include a basic health check of the eye […]

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