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A day in the life: Reception team

22nd September 2016

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Ayesha says the role of the receptionists is very varied and begins even before the patient comes through the door. She explains: “We write up each clinic a few days beforehand so that every patient has their record card, NHS forms or Eyeplan forms ready and waiting when they arrive. “We also meet every morning to discuss the clinic for the day and any outstanding jobs. “Once a month, there will be a longer, more in-depth meeting when we’ll look at issues like stock and pricing, and...

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You are what you eat

16th September 2016

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You are what you eat and a healthy diet means a healthy body. And this includes your eyes. This week is National Eye Health Week (19th – 25th September) and one way to help your eyes stay in good shape is to think about what you're putting on your plate. The vitamins, minerals and carotenoids found in fruit, vegetables and other wholesome foods really can help protect your sight. Research has shown that eating one portion of fish a week can reduce your risk of developing age-related macular...

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Solving your work headaches with the right eye care

5th September 2016

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When we carry out an eye examination we always take time to ask our patients about their lifestyle and their work, and we have many conversations about the impact of office working on their health and eye sight. Eyestrain at work, back aches, headaches are not uncommon for those who spend much of their day at a computer. The charity Migraine Action lists eye strain and tension in the neck and shoulders as two factors that trigger migraine. We recommend simple tips, including having your work...

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Taking care of the little things: Top tips for children's eye health

3rd August 2016

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We often say it’d be fascinating to see the world through a child’s eyes. Their eyes are so precious and something this special needs careful looking after as they develop and grow. Caring for a child’s eyes is as important as looking after the rest of their body, and here are five simple steps you can take to keep them as healthy as possible. Get kids outdoorsRegularly playing and exercising outdoors is good for healthy eyes – and it’s great fun too! Eat & drink healthilyGive...

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Taking care of the little things: Children's eye examinations

28th July 2016

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Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of every child’s development.  You wouldn’t wait until a child had a toothache before you took them to a dentist and it’s the same with children’s eyes.  It’s vital that they are regularly checked even if parents think there are no problems. A child’s first eye examination with a qualified optician should be around the age of three or four so that any conditions are picked up and treated early.  We recommend that your child comes back...

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