Here are some of the conditions which may affect you at the different stages of your life:


Regular eye tests for children are vital, whether they wear glasses or not.  Children don’t always realise how well they should be able to see, so it is rare for them to complain about sight problems.  Here are some ‘give away’ signs that can indicate possible problems:

•    Sitting too close to the television
•    Rubbing eyes more than usual
•    Blinking a lot
•    One eye turning in or out


Teenage years are the prime time for development of near-sightedness or myopia.  Teenagers should be encouraged to have regular eye examinations as if left uncorrected problems may arise in the future with work, sport or social interaction.

Your 40s  

Vision changes are part of the ageing process and over time the eye’s natural lens will become less flexible.  The muscles controlling its shape also grow less efficient.  This can make adjusting between distance and reading vision difficult and is a common problem for many of us known as presbyopia.  

This condition often develops during your 40s so it is a good idea to have a check-up.  Prescription reading glasses may well be the simple solution.

Your 60s and onward  

As you reach your 60s there is a higher risk of developing problem eye conditions.  Cataracts, for instance, are common and if left untreated can lead to blindness.  If detected early they can be easily treated.

AMD is most prevalent in over 65s.  Again, early diagnosis can lead to prevention and rapid degeneration avoidance.

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