Blue Light.

Julie Breen - Sunday, November 22, 2015
When we're talking about any colour of light, we need to keep in mind that all colours of light are natural and present in the spectrum of light that we're constantly exposed to from the sun. But just as there are certain aspects of sunlight in the invisible spectrum that we need to protect our eyes from (ultraviolet and infrared), there are also some colours (wavelengths) of light in the visible spectrum, in our familiar rainbow of colours, that have harmful as well as useful effects. Blue/violet light is one of these. 

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Driving Safety: Winter Sun

Julie Breen - Friday, November 20, 2015

When most of us think of sunglasses, we immediately think of hot sunny days, with the sun high in the sky and a lovely big pair of cool looking shades. Who doesn't like a nice pair of sunglasses?! 

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Autumn has arrived, why can't I see to read?

Julie Breen - Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Autumn! It's a funny old time of year. Cold mornings, crispy leaves, conkers and at the opticians, a rash of people of a 'certain age' who come to see us looking rather bewildered that doing something as simple as reading the paper is now really difficult if not impossible.  

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Opticians helping in the Fight against Brain Cancer.

Julie Breen - Monday, September 28, 2015

Yes! Really!  Well, we are in South Tees at any rate. 

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National Eye Health Week

Julie Breen - Friday, September 18, 2015
National Eye Health Week 

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IntelliSight to be opened by Mayor Brenda Forster - September 19th!

Julie Breen - Friday, September 11, 2015

We’re opening just in time for National Eye Health Week, which runs from the 22nd of September to the 28th of September 2015. Did you know that over 1 in 10 people have never had an eye test, despite 68% of people surveyed by the College of Optometrists claiming that their eyesight is their most valued sense? 

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Julie Breen 30 Years

- Wednesday, July 15, 2015

My goodness! I can hardly believe it’s been 30 years. But it has! 

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Parasite was eating her eyeball

Julie Breen - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

19-year-old contact lens wearer, Jessica Greaney, thought she only had a minor eye infection: her eye was sore and her eyelid kept drooping. "But, by the end of the week, my eye was bulging, and it looked like a huge red golf ball," Greaney said. "It was swollen, and extremely painful, and they admitted me into hospital." 

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