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Eye health in the ‘new normal’ – what you need to know

Lockdown increased people’s screen time with a survey of 2,000 people suggesting that half used screens more since Covid struck, and a third (38%) believed their eyesight had worsened during this time. One in five adults also said they were less likely to get an eye test now than before the pandemic, in fear of catching the virus. So what can be done to protect your vision in 'the new normal'? Professor Sunil Shah has a few suggestions…

Midland Eye seven day service – “a huge success so far”

Five months on after the move to a seven day service, Anne Sharkey, Operations Manager, reflects on the difference it has made to the team and how patients have reacted to being able to access specialist eye care on the weekends as well as during the week in the evenings.

Fact or fiction? 10 misconceptions about glaucoma

People are becoming increasingly aware of the group of eye diseases known as glaucoma, which is one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK. Despite the condition becoming increasingly discussed, there are still a lot of myths and misconceptions about this eye disease. Leading eye expert Mr Thomas Ressiniotis sets out the facts to dispel the most common myths about glaucoma.

Covid-19 vaccine: FAQs by Aspen Medical Director Dr Zoltan Varga

The UK’s Covid vaccination programme is well underway with more 31 million people having received their first dose at the time of publication. However, with various anti-vaccination conspiracy theories still being circulated online, it’s important to consider the facts. Dr Zoltan Varga, Aspen’s Medical Director, looks at the detail of the Covid-19 vaccines and tackles some of the common questions.

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Midland Eye seven day service – “a huge success so far”

Five months on after the move to a seven day service, Anne Sharkey, Operations Manager, reflects on the difference it has made to the team and how patients have reacted to being able to access specialist eye care on the weekends as well as during the week in the evenings.

Welcome to the Midland Eye Health Blog

Welcome to the Midland Eye Health Blog, an exciting new space on our website where you can find the latest news from our clinic as well as advice and information on general eye health and common conditions from our expert Consultant team. We’ll be updating this blog regularly with fresh and original content ranging from FAQs to a behind the scenes look at how our specialist clinic operates on a daily basis.

Covid-19 vaccine: FAQs by Aspen Medical Director Dr Zoltan Varga

The UK’s Covid vaccination programme is well underway with more 31 million people having received their first dose at the time of publication. However, with various anti-vaccination conspiracy theories still being circulated online, it’s important to consider the facts. Dr Zoltan Varga, Aspen’s Medical Director, looks at the detail of the Covid-19 vaccines and tackles some of the common questions.