Did you know that almost one in five children aged 5-15 years, rising to almost one in three 16-19 year olds need vision correction yet only about one in twelve of those who could wear contact lenses currently do so. Many more children and teens would potentially benefit from contact lenses.
The vast majority of children will at some point or another appear to blink or squint excessively. The reason can often be something as simple as tiredness or even the central heating causing dry eyes. Anxiety can also cause this, so think about whether or not they have just started something new like Nursery or School.
Right now, we are all spending a LOT more time indoors at home, whether through self-isolation or simply abiding by the Government advice to stay home where possible. It's a concept we're not used to, and for many it can feel quite a struggle... we've all been robbed of our social needs.
We are all aware of the advice from the NHS to help stop the spread of Coronavirus and protect ourselves and others. Staying away from public places, avoiding travel unless necessary, washing hands regularly.
On Saturday, our Battle team welcomed the Rotary Club of Senlac in-store for a Stroke Awareness Day. A third of those people whose blood pressure was checked were referred to their GP for further investigation. The Rotary Clubs of Senlac and Battle worked with the Stroke Association to make people aware of the risks of strokes at an event in Battle. Some 40 people were seen and thirteen of those exhibited a blood pressure outside the normally expected range.
We couldn't be happier to announce that Barracloughs have won yet another award! Our Uckfield team attended the swanky East Sussex Business Awards ceremony last night at the East Sussex National, and were awarded Professional Service Provider of the Year.
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