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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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Eat your greens for healthy eyes

15th September 2016

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Business Owner and Principal Optometrist Douglas Glass said: “We all know that our diet helps keep our bodies healthy but it is also important to keep our eyes in good shape. “Antioxidants can help prevent retinal damage and leafy greens are full of them! Regularly adding kale and spinach to your diet, as well as brightly coloured vegetables like sweet corn and orange sweet peppers, can protect the inside of your eyes from damage caused by ‘free radicals’. “And carrots really can...

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Eye health in the news

7th September 2016

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We are passionate about good eye health, so we were interested to see this piece on the BBC News Magazine website, click on the link to go to the BBC website. What is the food that can improve your eyesight? It's National Eye Health Week from 19-26 September, look out for more advice on keeping your eyes healthy on our website, our Facebook pages and Twitter feeds.

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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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