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Family optometrist celebrates 25 years in Woodseats

Family optometrist celebrates 25 years in Woodseats


An independent Sheffield optometrist is celebrating a milestone anniversary.


Next month, Alex Gage will have been providing optometric services from the Woodseats practice that he runs with wife, Sarah for 25 years, and he plans to celebrate with an offer for patients at both of their practices.


Of the anniversary on 25thAugust, Alex Gage said: "We're very grateful for the people of Woodseats and the surrounding areas who have supported us for a quarter of a century. We're going to show our gratitude by giving the first 25 people to book an eyecare appointment at both Woodseats and Crosspool Practices for the 25th of August onwards a £25 discount off eyewear and sunglasses.


"We'll also be hosting a BBQ to celebrate the anniversary with the teams from both practices, including Rachel Ireson who worked for the previous optometrist and is also celebrating 25 years at Woodseats."


Mr and Mrs Gage met while studying optometry in Manchester in 1988. Mr Gage moved to Sheffield after graduating and they married in 1994. The pair bought the practice from a Mr Eggington in 1996. It is believed that there has been an optometry practice on the current Alex Gage site at 857 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats since the 1950's.


"I moved around a lot growing up, but I have lived in Sheffield longer than anywhere else. It's a great city and we love to go for long walks in the Peaks," Mr Gage concludes.


Alex Gage Family Optometrist specialises in family care, sports vision and behavioural optometry.




Photo:Alex and Sarah Gage are pictured in the Woodseats practice with Rachel Ireson, centre Sarah Gage, Rachel Ireson and Alex Gage


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