Lily our Easter sunglass winner

Wow what a lovely few days of sun we have all been having. I hope you have all dusted off your sunglasses and are wearing them to protect your eyes from the harmful UV. We have just handed over a fantastic new pair to our latest winner of our children’s sunglass prize draw. Congratulations Lily, who chose a Disney Frozen pair, part of a new range of Marvel and Frozen frames we have just had in. Lily was very excited ...

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Victory in sight

Brian Hardy is a keen model ship builder. He has been making scale models of sailing ships for over 20 years, including the Cutty Sark, 2 previous HMS Victories and George III’s royal yacht. The longest build took Brian 7 years to complete. He is 3 years into his latest Victory model and hopes to have it completed within the next 9 months. At his recent eye examination, Brian mentioned his need for a stronger pair of close vision spectacles, ...

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National bandana for brain tumour day

It’s really important to get your eyes tested regularly because any problem can be discovered and treated. 2 years ago Imogen (8) came to see me to have her eyes tested and an examination revealed pressure behind both optic nerves which (after several hospital tests) was found to be caused by a brain tumour that was causing hydrocephalus (build up of brain fluid).

Imogen popped in to see me last Friday (4th March), which was ‘Bandana for Brain Tumours’ day, a ...

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Graham Coates shares a link about his recent eye care trip

Every year I have the privilege of volunteering my time and Optometry experience to work with the charity Vision Aid Overseas. You can read much more about this work by clicking through to the African eye care page. I am often asked to let people know when they can view my latest photos from the trip and so if you are interested you can click through to my Ethiopian eye care images. I am always happy to ...

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Amy, our next sunglasses winner

Yes, I know, we haven’t had a great deal of sun this summer but everyone needs a good quality pair of sunglasses. Damaging UV light can be present even if the sky is overcast and so, whatever the season, our advice is to wear your sunglasses. As current research recommends the use of sunglasses at an early age, we are very happy to encourage their use by offering children a regular free prize draw to win a pair.

Amy is our latest winner. She was ...

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Introducing Eye:Max frames with interchangeable sides

Eye:max glasses allow you to easily change the sides, any time, anywhere. There are hundreds of different sides to choose from: wide and thin, monochrome and patterned, matt or shiny, made of metal or plastic. You can change the sides to suit your mood or your outfit or just for fun. Click on the video above and pop in to see this exciting new collection.

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Local carpenter benefits from improved close vision

Adrian Errey is a local carpenter and antique restorer. At his recent eye examination he explained how he had been struggling to focus when carrying out close, detailed work. We discussed a range of possible solutions and worked out the optimum focus for this distance. Having collected his new spectacles, Adrian was keen to test them out on a very intricate piece of wood carving he is currently undertaking for a client. “They make a huge difference, vastly improving the ...

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Winter sunglass winner

Whatever the season sunglasses provide important eye protection from harmful UV sunlight.  Current research recommends the use of sunglasses at an early age and so we are very happy to encourage their use by offering children a regular free prize draw to win a pair.

Olive, aged 6, is our latest winner and she has just visited the practice to collect her new prescription Zoobug sunglasses. Olive told us that she was really excited and proud about  winning them. When Olive heard the news ...

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