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Assessment of the Diabetic Foot

POSTED: November 22, 2023

Diabetes is a complex disease that can affect many parts of your body, including your feet. In relation to the feet, diabetes can cause two main problems: This means that people with diabetes may not feel (or ‘sense’) the symptoms of foot problems. And foot injuries or infections may take longer to heal due to […]

Eye Health Insights

POSTED: November 20, 2023

Common Conditions and how to prevent them CATARACT PREVENTION Maintain a balanced diet rich in antioxidants and protect your eyes from UV exposure to reduce cataract risk. GLAUCOMA AWARENESS Regular eye exams are crucial for early glaucoma detection, as it often has no noticeable symptoms. MACULAR DEGENERATION Eat foods high in lutein and zeaxanthin, like […]

Recycle Your Old Spectacles

POSTED: October 20, 2023

Donate your old Spectacles – Recycle If you have worn glasses for a few years, you have probably got a few pairs that have an old prescription. Those glasses do not need to be cluttering up your drawers – you can now recycle spectacles with The Optical Factory & Primary Health Clinic. We urge people […]

World Sight Day

POSTED: October 12, 2023

Love Your Eyes At Work This year’s spotlight is focusing the world’s attention on the importance of eye care in the workplace. “Begin with safe eyes, finish with safe eyes” is a common slogan about eye safety. This cannot be overemphasised because eyesight is one of our most important senses, the loss of which may […]

10 Foods That Are Good For Your Eyes

POSTED: August 29, 2023

Oily fish, nuts, citrus fruits, leafy green vegetables, and many other foods contain nutrients that may benefit eye health. Raw Red Peppers Bell peppers give you the most vitamin C per calorie. That’s good for the blood vessels in your eyes, and science suggests it could lower your risk of getting cataracts. It’s found in […]

Warts & Fungal Infections

POSTED: August 21, 2023

Why you should see a podiatrist for warts and fungal infections When it comes to foot-related issues such as warts and fungal infections, seeking professional help is crucial for effective treatment and long-term relief. While home remedies and over-the-counter treatments may seem tempting, they often fail to address the underlying causes or provide lasting results. This is […]

Protecting your eyes from the sun

POSTED: May 3, 2023

Which rays do the sun emit and how much are we exposed to? The sun emits different light components that consist of visible light, infrared light and ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet radiation is what we need to protect ourselves from, especially Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB) as they do manage to reach the earth’s […]

Sun Awareness Week

POSTED: May 2, 2023

Awareness & Protection To raise awareness around sun protection and skin cancer – the most common cancer in the UK to date. Sun Awareness Week marks the start of a summer long campaign to provide people with information so they can practice sun safety. This year’s campaign focus will be on the need for sun […]

How do we hear?

POSTED: March 2, 2023

Sound waves are created when air vibrates. To hear, the ear must change sound into electrical signals which the brain can interpret. The outer part of the ear (the pinna) funnels sound waves into the ear canal. When sound waves reach the eardrum they make it vibrate. Vibrations of the eardrum make the tiny bones […]

Buy One & Get Second Pair Half Price


At The Optical Factory and Hearing Clinic, when you buy one complete pair of glasses, you get your second pair half price. This includes single vision, varifocal or bifocal lenses. Your second pair can even be prescription sunglasses. T&Cs apply. To take advantage of this offer, call today to book your free NHS eye test, or book […]

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