05
Jan
2015

Are things looking a bit blurry ?

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Long-sightedness (hyperopia) and short-sightedness (myopia) are the most common reasons for wearing glasses or contact lenses. Long-sightedness, where the sufferer has trouble seeing objects close to them, affects approximately 15% of the population. Short-sightedness, difficulty seeing objects in the distance, affects about a third of the population. Both conditions are easily detected in routine eye tests and prescriptions can be…

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06
Dec
2014

Is poor eyesight holding your child back at school

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It is often thought that children must be able to read before they have their first eye test, but actually this is not the case. Recent advances in technology and testing techniques mean that it is possible to assess children as young as one year old. Shapes or other pictorial methods are often used instead of words, alongside simple ‘fixate…

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02
Dec
2014

Could your lifestyle be having a negative impact on your eyes ?

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You might not realise it, but specific elements of your lifestyle such as diet, the amount you sleep and smoking can all affect your eye health. Antioxidants and other important nutrients can help maintain eye health. The most common ones are beta-carotene, bioflavonoids, omega-3 oils, zinc, and vitamins A, C, D and E. Beta-carotene can help to reduce the progression…

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28
Nov
2014

“What Scare’s Me Most”

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…is that you know more about my patients after three months than I know after 10 years!” It’s hard to imagine a world where supermarkets don’t know what we spend our money on, and consumers aren’t rewarded for their regular custom where – as Bruce Forsyth once said – points make prizes. Today, we don’t think twice about whipping out our loyalty…

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17
Jul
2014

Do Coloured Filters Make a Difference ?

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Irlen Syndrome is a specific type of perceptual problem that can affect reading, academic and work performance Myths & Facts Q: Is Irlen Syndrome a learning or reading difficulty? A: No. Irlen Syndrome is not a learning or reading difficulty. It can affect the way people "see" words on the page and can cause physical symptoms which make it difficult…

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12
Jun
2014

Great North Swim Windermere 2014

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Kathryn Baker Director of City Eyewear Bradford along with friends Mandy Dowling & Debbie Steane will  do a 1 mile swim of Lake Windermere on Sat 14th June. They are swimming in aid of Katie Smith Fund  Katie is a very special 10 year old who was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (NF1) and scoliosis in 2009. Katie goes to school and enjoys life…

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27
May
2014

NEWS: Bradford Opticians Join the Digital Revolution – using iPad software to look after your eyes!

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By using the new iPad software, customers are able to select a frame style to suit them, share frames with family and friends, find out more about lens selection and take facial measurements to get the right fit – a visit to the opticians has never been easier or more fun!   With the new iPad lens simulation software and prescription details,…

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17
Feb
2014

Our owner Luke has been busy educating the youngsters at Idle CE Primary School this week

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Our owner Luke has been busy educating the youngsters at Idle CE Primary School this week When it comes to the health of our eyes, it’s extremely important that we’re caring for them properly and visiting the optician regularly. The best way we can enforce how important this is, is by visiting local youngsters and educating them. Our owner and…

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