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All About Glare

All About Glare

Posted: Wednesday 6th November 2019

Now that the clocks have gone back, the dark evenings can be challenging - more dazzle and glare from car headlights and close work in artificial lighting can be...

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Contact Len Safety Awareness Month

October is Contact Lens Safety Awareness month

Posted: Thursday 24th October 2019

Contact lenses are safe and convenient way of correcting vision for adults and children alike and problems are very rare...

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The Sunshine Vitamin and Your Eyes

The Sunshine Vitamin and Your Eyes

Posted: Tuesday 8th October 2019

It is now October and it probably hasn’t escaped your notice that the days are getting shorter and dark evenings are drawing in...

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Eye Care and Makeup

Posted: Friday 27th September 2019

During National Eye Health Week we would like you to think about your eye hygiene and make up use....

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Eye Drops

Posted: Thursday 26th September 2019

Many of us use eye drops, either to keep our eyes well lubricated and prevent/treat dry eye, or to instil drugs for treatment of conditions such as glaucoma. However...

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Minor Eye Conditions

Posted: Thursday 5th September 2019

Everyone knows that you go to the opticians for glasses or contact lenses but some people do not realise that we are also the best port of call for...

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Contact Lenses and Water Don’t Mix!

Posted: Monday 19th August 2019

Contact lens related infections don’t happen very often but it is important to know how to reduce the risks. Many people who wear contact lenses...

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Maui Jim Sunglasses

Posted: Thursday 18th July 2019

When I first arrived at Rawlings Opticians, I had never heard of Maui Jim. Now, 6 years later, I’d struggle to recommend anything else in the sunglasses category...

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Raising money for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Posted: Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Sara Shipway from Hedge End branch and Sally Hake and Joe Kingshott-Taylor from Winchester branch participated in the Runway Run at Southampton airport last weekend. Sara has written a guest blog to tell you all about it...

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Diabetes & the eye

Posted: Wednesday 12th June 2019

Diabetes is becoming more and more common. More than one in every 15 people in the UK have diabetes in the UK. This is around 4.7 million people, and it is estimated that there are many more people – several hundred thousand- who have...

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Bike Week – 8th to 16th June 2019

Posted: Friday 7th June 2019

Bike Week in conjunction with Cycling UK, is an annual celebration of all things cycling. Riding a bike can easily be a part of everyday life and Bike Week is here to...

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Allergy Awareness week - April 29th to May 3rd 2019

Posted: Thursday 25th April 2019

Itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing? Yes – it’s hay fever season again – of course some people suffer all year round with allergies to dust mites or pets but there is...

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Myopia Awareness Week

Posted: Monday 13th April 2019

Myopia, more commonly referred to in the UK as short-sightedness, is a globally increasing health issue. For various reasons the...

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Moscot Arrives At Rawlings

Posted: Thursday 18th April 2019

We are delighted to announce the long awaited launch of the Moscot frame range at Rawlings Opticians...

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Rawlings Croydon Wins National Award

Posted: Tuesday 2nd April 2019

We are delighted that our Croydon branch has now been nationally recognised with a 2019 Optician Award for Enhanced Services announced on...

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Love your lenses week 2019 23-30th March

Posted: Friday 22nd March 2019

Here at Rawlings we love glasses – that’s why we have so many to choose from and always give you the ‘personal shopping’ experience to help...

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Technology at Rawlings – No air-puff pressure checks for glaucoma

Posted: Friday 1st March 2019

Here at Rawlings we pride ourselves on keeping up to date with the latest advances in ophthalmic equipment. We were...

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Rare Diseases Day

Posted: Thursday 28th February 2019

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to...

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The Look Of Love

Posted: Wednesday 13th February 2019

As well as your pupils dilating in low light, did you know that they also enlarge as a sign of excitement, attraction or love? So setting the scene for a romantic dinner with...

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Blinking Interesting Article

Posted: Wednesday 16th January 2019

Humans blink about 13,500 times a day and this is a vital function to keep the outer surface of your eye healthy. A bit like breathing, we don’t usually...

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New Years Resolutions

Posted: Monday 7th January 2019

How about some eyecare resolutions for your eyes – they have got to last you a lifetime so how can you take care of your eyes better...

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Rawlings Christmas window competition

Posted: Thursday 20th December 2018

Every year we hold a Christmas window competition, challenging each of our branches to create the most festive and creative display they can think of...

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Christmas comes early at Rawlings in Hedge End and Alton

Posted: Wednesday 19th December 2018

Our very latest investment in equipment has been the introduction of Ocular Coherence Tomographers (OCT). This allows for earlier detection of...

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Continuing Education Training and Development

Posted: Wednesday 12th December 2018

You might call us a nerdy bunch at Rawlings – we couldn’t really deny it as it is not unusual to find a huddle of us at educational events – and we travel far and wide to increase...

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