Bacterial corneal abscesses can occur when lenses are not handled carefully. In extreme cases, amoebae can attack the cornea, resulting in visual impairment or even blindness. This is particularly prevalent when lenses are washed in water or worn for too long in the shower.

Here are some simple tips to keep your eyes and lenses safe:

• Always wash and dry your hands thoroughly before handling your lenses.
• Disinfect re-usable lenses in a solution to prevent build ups of harmful organisms.
• Do not re-use or top up the disinfecting solution – always use fresh.
• Rinse the storage case, leave it open to dry and replace once a month.
• Do not re-use disposable lenses.
• Do not wear your lenses in the shower.
• Have a spare pair of prescription glasses available in case you are unable to wear your lenses.

If you have any doubts or worries about your lenses the team at Vision Centre Gloucester will be happy to offer advice. Drop in to make an appointment at the Centre at 114 Northgate Street or contact them on 01452 410494. Their website can be explored at

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