When considering having an eye test and potentially having to wear glasses, it’s important to know what the difference is when it comes to using an independent optician over a franchised national chain.

Here we give you 6 benefits of using an independent, local optician.

With many people returning to working in the office after working from home for such a long period of time, it really is important to think about your eye health, especially if you are going to be working at a computer or laptop for long periods of time.

Although it can feel slightly overwhelming when it is your child’s first eye examination, your child’s eye health is incredibly important and should always be taken seriously. That is why it is crucial you do your best to never miss any appointments.

All children under the age of 16 are guaranteed a free NHS eye test. This service is brilliant for all caregivers, and we highly recommend that you use it!

More and more people are asking about blue light glasses. This is due to the increasing use of screens and electronics that expose us and our eyes to blue light. Blue light glasses are used to help block or reduce the damage from blue light.


Photochromic Lenses Blog June 2021

With everyday life, there comes a lot of activity and exposure to the elements. Whether you spend the day looking at a screen, outdoors in the sunlight or indoors, there are many things we do daily that put our eyes under stress. That is when Photochromic Lenses can be of use.

We are now open and ready to see you once again … 


Many thanks for bearing with us while we had to temporarily suspend some of our usual services.

We hope that you and your family are well following the Coronavirus crisis.


We’ve made some changes …

In order to keep you safe and ensure your visit to us is a comfortable and convenient as possible, we have made some changes to the practice.

Full details are listed below but one thing that will never change, is our determination to deliver you fantastic eyecare in a warm and friendly environment.

Please be assured that the health, safety and well being of you, our wonderful patients and our fantastic staff, are paramount.

Please take a few minutes to read the following changes that we have made for your safely, comfort and convenience.


Before you arrive …

✓ Please book your appointment online or by phone

✓ Bring a mask (we have supplies if you don’t have one)

✓ Bring your own pen

✓ Arrive on time (not too early)

✓ Come alone (or you can come with 1 other person)

✓ The optician may call you to discuss any individual needs

✓ Bring a complete list of medication and your most recent prescription if you have it 


When you arrive ….

✓ The door will be locked – don’t worry we will let you in

✓ Your temperature will be taken

✓ You will need to sanitise your hands

✓ You will need to put on your mask

✓ You may need to put on gloves

✓ We will ensure you have social distancing

✓ We have placed some dividing screens in various areas

✓ Our practice staff will be wearing PPE

✓ All spectacle frames are fully sanitised between use


After Care …

✓ We will book an appointment for you

✓ We can post your spectacles to you

✓ We can arrange a home visit if preferred


Our new extra cleaning regime includes …

✓ Deep cleaning of practice daily

✓ All equipment sanitised between patients

✓ All spectacle frames triple sanitised

✓ Controlled process throughout


Any questions, please just call us and we’d be happy to explain.

01452 410494