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More than just ‘sight tests’

More than just ‘sight tests’

Eyesight is precious. Good vision is something that most of us take for granted but, just as we all appreciate a regular MOT to make sure your car is roadworthy and safe, it’s good to know that your eyes are healthy by having a regular check.

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Enjoy the sun safely

Enjoy the sun safely

Spring has brought a welcome relief from one of the coldest, longest winter on record. Many of us want to make the most of the sunny days to come. We all know to wear sun cream on our skin to protect it from damaging sunlight, but many are less sure about protecting our eyesight.

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Colourful diets are best for healthy eyesight

Colourful diets are best for healthy eyesight

Scientists have recently discovered why a healthy diet, rich in vitamins and other anti-oxidants can help keep your eyesight in good condition.

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We’re celebrating our 10th Birthday!

We’re celebrating our 10th Birthday!

Monnow Eyecare want to say a big ‘Thank you’ to the local community and patients for supporting us through our first 10 years in Monmouth. We continue to offer more than just ‘sight tests’. We’ve grown by our commitment to providing patients with the best possible standard of eye care but in a relaxed, professional environment.

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Monnow Glaucoma clinic an excellent community service

Monnow Glaucoma clinic an excellent community service

Survey results* from patients using the new community glaucoma clinic at Monnow Eyecare show how much they appreciate the change. Instead of having to visit the Royal Gwent Hospital for an assessment or a review, patients are offered the option of coming in the local practice instead.

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Safer use of computer screens

Safer use of computer screens

Did you know that the average time we spend looking at tablet, laptop and television screens at close range is now 6 hours a day? Add in the time we spend looking at our mobile phones and that’s a lot of screen viewing. In the USA an adult will spent 2 hours 51 minutes each day on their phone and this will be higher for teens and young adults.

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Is night time driving becoming more difficult?

Is night time driving becoming more difficult?

At this time of year millions of drivers feel uneasy when driving when it’s dark or when visibility is poor. This is caused by poorer night vision when light levels are much lower and dealing with the glare of modern Xenon or LED headlights. When winter roads are wet or icy there is also more distracting glare from reflected light.

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Peak protection this winter

Peak protection this winter

Sunglasses are a must if you are jetting off to the ski slopes this winter because many more damaging UV rays can reach our eyes from reflected light. In fact, you are more likely to injure your eyes on a ski-ing holiday than injure your arms or legs.

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Monnow Eyecare is highly recommended by our customers

Monnow Eyecare is highly recommended by our customers

The Monnow Eyecare customer survey, started in 2012, has now gone digital in 2017! This makes it quicker and easier for Monnow Eyecare customers to tell the team how they feel about the staff, service and facilities at the practice.

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Our experts make choosing frames easy

Our experts make choosing frames easy

The experts at Monnow Eyecare understand how people feel when they come to choosing the right pair of glasses for them.

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Your vision matters

Your vision matters

Vision really matters. Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don’t know how to look after our eyes – National Eye Health Week, taking place from 18th to 24th September, aims to change all that!

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Book your child a free eye test today

Book your child a free eye test today

Every class in the country will have, on average, 2 or 3 children who have sight problems that have not been picked up by their parents or teachers. Because poor eyesight can prevent a child from learning, opticians urge parents to take up a free eye test for their child.

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Contact lenses provide freedom from needing reading glasses

Contact lenses provide freedom from needing reading glasses

Most people in their forties start to experience trouble reading small print or seeing our computer and smartphone screens clearly. Optometrists call this condition presbyopia.

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Royal Gwent Hospital patients see Monnow optometrists in the community

Royal Gwent Hospital patients see Monnow optometrists in the community

Royal Gwent Hospital patients see Monnow optometrists in the community
Glaucoma patients at the Royal Gwent Hospital benefit from having their eye tests done by glaucoma specialists at Monnow Eyecare in Cinderhill Street.

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Great reasons to wear your sunglasses

Great reasons to wear your sunglasses

Summer is coming! If you’re thinking about buying new sunglasses why not visit your optician for some expert advice and up to date styles?

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Love Your Lenses

Love Your Lenses

Contact lenses are worn safely and loved by millions of people. They are simple, convenient to use and many wearers feel they offer better and more natural all-round vision than glasses.

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Meet the new team members

Meet the new team members

Monnow Eyecare has welcomed several new faces recently, all of whom add to the expertise of the expanding, successful practice. The bigger premises with more consultation rooms has allowed the practice to see more people than ever before.

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Best quality eye care

Best quality eye care

Monnow Eyecare opticians has always offered customers the very best in health screening and eyecare thanks to the latest advanced technology Ocular Coherence Tomographer (or OCT) scanner.

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The most common ski-ing injuries are to your eyes

The most common ski-ing injuries are to your eyes

Did you know that ski-ers and snowboarders face a higher risk of eye damage on holiday than from injuries to their arms and legs?

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The right lenses for you

The right lenses for you

Speaking to an optician about how you work, rest and play can help you make the best choices for the work you expect your eyes to do. There are a huge variety of specialised lenses available and they’ll be able to help you match your lenses with the unique demands your work and leisure environments places on your eyesight.

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Seeing is believing

Seeing is believing

The new practice extension to Monnow Eyecare in Cinderhill Street is now complete and it’s stunning! There is a spacious reception area and four fully equipped ground floor consultation rooms. The entrance has easier access for disabled people and wheelchair users appreciate the new ramp. Overall the look is sleek and modern, with stylish curves to the walls, wooden floors and large colourful lanterns in cool, calming colours.

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Vitamin C helps prevent cataracts

Vitamin C helps prevent cataracts

Researchers at King’s College London have discovered that there is a link between the nutrients in our diet and prevention of cataracts.

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