The return of the routine eye examination

Well, it seems as if we're on the road back and we are now allowed to carry out routine eye examination. However, things are never going to be quite the same again, either in the world of optics or in wider society. We have had to make many adaptations and invest in a...

Feel your eyes have changed – we can help!

Following the latest guidance from NHS England, the Association of Optometrists, and the government the restrictions on opticians have lifted a little further and open up the services we can offer. Up until now we were only able to see clients who were having...

Coronavirus

Business Not Quite As Usual! Just like everybody else, we're hugely affected by the drive to contain the spread of the coronavirus (Covid 19.) For effective Social distancing we must keep a minimum separation of two metres. This is simply not possible when performing...

How to see safely in the pool

How to see safely in the pool

I have to confess, I’m no swimmer – I just don’t seem to have the coordination or whatever it takes to achieve that effortless grace in the pool (think hippo swimming, that’s more me.) My daughter, Arianne, on the other hand loves to swim and spends plenty of time in...

Ole’ Pink Eyes Are Back – It’s allergy season again.

Ole’ Pink Eyes Are Back – It’s allergy season again.

I'm a bit unusual, I'm told - I love winter! The clear frosty mornings, clean fresh air, beautiful snow-covered countryside. Well, all good things come to an end and, for me, it has been a great winter so I'm happy. The warmer weather and the blossom on the trees is...

Orthokeratology and the noble art

Orthokeratology and the noble art

The short sighted pugilist. It's amazing where an idle chat over the garden fence can lead! One murky afternoon last November while talking to a neighbour, Tom, the conversation got around to his favourite sport – he's a keen boxer. He knew that I'm an optometrist and...

We are supporting Road Safety Week 2017

We are supporting Road Safety Week 2017

Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity. Good Driver Eyesight Matters Around 2,900 road casualties are caused by poor vision every year in the UK. It's estimated that 2-3% of drivers don't meet the...