Your Barracloughs Team

We all need a change every now and then and Barracloughs is no exception. Due to recent restructuring of our teams, you may spot some new faces at your local practices.

How Air Quality Can Affect Your Eyesight stars

40% of the world’s garbage ends up in the air* after burning thus releasing millions of toxins, according to an air quality study by the Global Healing Center. It is damning that inhaling this kind of air cuts off 1-2 years of human life. Most often, air in urban areas is more contaminated due to industrialisation. The eye is a very sensitive organ and irritants such as dust and smoke have both a short term and long-term effect. Short-term effects include itchiness, tearfulness, soreness and red eyes. On the other hand, the effects of overly long exposure to these dust particles, or smoke often lead to conditions such as dry eye syndrome as witnessed in areas adversely affected by air pollution such as Beijing, which has occasions of smog.

Happy Retirement Jenny!

Today we say farewell and good luck to our long-standing optometrist, Jenny Saunders who is working her last day with Barracloughs after over 36 years of dedicated service.

Stay safe behind the wheel

Every year we see new cars released with bigger and faster engines so it's no surprise that one in four fatal crashes are due to speed limits being ignored*. We need to remember that rural roads are not race tracks. Road Safety Week (20-26 Nov) aims to raise awareness of the serious risks of driving dangerously.

Novelty Contact Lenses - Know the Risks

At this time of year, we get many people asking about novelty contact lenses. With lots of Halloween parties and events going on, it's a popular accessory, but there are true-to-life horrors that come with it...

Glitz and Glamour!

Last night, our very own MD, Jeremy Heynes, attended a rather special awards ceremony at the Cavendish Hotel in Eastbourne. It was the 2017 East Sussex Women in Business Awards, where Barracloughs sponsored the 'Employer of the Year' category.

Win a Fruit and Veg Hamper!

Every September we see National Eye Health Week take place, a national awareness campaign to help us all enjoy healthier vision. Too many of us take the gift of sight for granted, so sometimes we just need a little reminder as to just how lucky we are.