• No contacts when swimming – water and contact lenses just do not mix so leave them somewhere safe when you dive in the pool or the sea. If you really cannot do without your contacts when in the water then wear a good pair of goggles and ensure your lenses are thoroughly cleaned when you get out.
• Drink plenty of water – your eyes need moisture and at this time of year they can get very dry in the wind and sun. If your eyes do feel sore they may need tears to moisturise them. Get a bottle of ‘artificial tears’ from the chemist or sit down and watch a good weepie!
• Kids + wind + towels + sand = trouble – if you or your family get sand in their eyes, do not rub them as this can risk scratching the cornea which is extremely painful. Tip the head back, hold the eye open and rinse with clean water.
• Don’t keep your eye too closely on the ball – summer is the time for ball games, such as cricket, tennis, rounders or throwing a Frisbee around. Be careful and consider wearing protective goggles.
• Rest up – sleep is vitally important for the health of your eyes so make sure you are getting plenty. You’re on holiday - take a siesta.

So, whether you are lying on the beach, lounging around the pool, at the barbecue or chilling at a festival, remember to take care.

If you experience any problems with your eyes over the summer, visit an expert such as The Vision Centre, Gloucester. Contact us on 01452 410494 or visit www.visiongloucester.co.uk.

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