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News

MiSight Contact Lenses

Here at the practice we were delighted to be one of the first practices in the country to have access to a new and exciting product. The MiSight lens treatment programme is the world’s first one-day contact lens shown to substantially slow the...
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Diabetic Eyecare

Eye problems are one of the most significant complications of diabetes, and diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of blindness in people aged 30-65. The retina is made up from cells called rods and cones which line the back of your...
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A Guide to Cataracts

Many of us will experience a cataract during our lifetime. We see patients on a daily basis with this condition and surgical treatment for cataracts is the most common operation carried out in the UK today. Why do cataracts occur? A cataract...
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Operation Christmas Child 2017

We can hardly believe how quickly this year has passed and the time is almost here again for us to become a collection point for Operation Christmas Child. The practice will be open as a collection point from the 1st – 18th...
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Michael’s Trip to Ghana

Michael has now returned from two weeks in Ghana, working with Vision Aid Overseas. He has been working with the charity for many years and makes an annual trip to provide Eye Examinations and train students. This year proved just as busy...
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National Glaucoma Awareness Week 2017

This year the International Glaucoma Association is focusing on the importance of eye pressure in detecting glaucoma.  Raised eye pressure can lead to irreversible damage to the optic nerve, leading to loss of vision. With an estimated 600,000 people living with glaucoma in...
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Community Defibrillator

As part of our work within the community we have recently installed a defibrillator on the premises. All of our staff have been trained to use the device but it is specifically designed for people with little to no medical background. We...
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