Croft & Graves News


Forty and four eyes-getting to grips with wearing glasses

Convinced that the journal has made its print size smaller, can’t read the text messages on your phone, or having to hold things up to the light to read ? If you are in your forties you may well have noticed that reading is becoming more difficult.  After a spell of time screwing our eyes

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3D Films

2016 is set to be a great year for 3D movies, and already it is becoming the norm for 3D glasses to be offered with some cinema tickets.  For some people however,  Hollywood’s 3D movies may induce more dizziness and nausea than thrills. That’s because for both adults and especially children watching 3D movies with

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Prescription Swimming Goggles for Children

Have you considered what it would be like to run around a swimming pool, jump in the water and swim around whilst everything around you is blurred? For children who need to wear glasses, this can have a serious impact on their confidence and enjoyment, as well as having safety implications. Swimming goggles are available

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Eye care story

For many years, I had suffered from debilitating headaches,  which saw me crawling on the floor in pain.  Visits to the GP surgery and to my former optician showed no cause.  It was only when  moved to Northumberland and had my first eye examination at Croft and Graves, that the reason became manifest.  The thoroughly

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Sports Eyewear for Kids

In all impact sports there is the potential for injury, and eyes are particularly vulnerable. Children tend to be more fearless than adults and lack the experience to anticipate and deal with hazardous situations. For all children, particularly those who need to wear their spectacles for sports, there is increasing awareness of the need for

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Winter Driving- are your eyes roadworthy?

As the clocks go back, and the winter is upon us, lower light levels and less daylight can significantly affect vision when driving. Even if a driver experiences no problems during the day, drivers can struggle with an increase in short sight at dusk. Other problems experienced by drivers include halos and reflections around lights

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