Mind you, so can Not Wearing Sunglasses!

The sun is shining, at last, and I am sure many of you will be wearing sunglasses whilst out driving. 

However, I spotted an article on the Gloucester Live website recently that gave me pause.It reports that rule 237 of the Highway Code states that drivers must slow down or pull over if dazzled by bright sunlight. 

I read the interesting results of a survey reported on the Optician Online website.

It found that more than a quarter of drivers have not had an eye test since passing their driving test.

When you consider the volume of traffic on our busy roads and motorways this is really quite astonishing. 

I expect many of you enjoyed the recent Winter Olympics and the current Paralympics and you may even be looking forward to hitting the ski slopes yourselves.
A word of warning before you do though.  It is often easy to forget the risks associated with UV light and snow.

When UV rays are reflected from snow they can be considerably more powerful than when reflected from other surfaces so extra care needs to be taken.

I know that it is not always possible for people to get to our premises in Gloucester.  I also know that regular eye examinations are vitally important for everyone.  That is why we can arrange for one of our fully trained staff to visit you in your home at your convenience.

There they will carry out a full examination, recommend the right lenses for you and help you choose your frames.  When the glasses are ready we will call again to ensure the fitting is correct.

I am passionate about offering the best customer service we can and so am especially pleased to offer these fantastic guarantees:

• Kodak Two Year Anti-Scratch Guarantee – we offer a two year anti-scratch guarantee on all Kodak Clean & Clear, Kodak Clean & Clear UV and Kodak BluProtect lenses.  If your lenses are scratched within the first two years of you owning them, just return them to us and we will provide you with replacements absolutely free.  We will simply need to see your receipt as proof of purchase.


CV-19 Contingency Service

We are able to offer an emergency service for the following optical services: 

  • Urgent eye or vision related problems
  • Lost or damaged spectacle replacements or repairs
  • Contact lens supply
  • GP referrals or recommendations
  • Collection of outstanding goods

Please note:

All initial consultations will be by telephone. An agreed action plan will be initiated with a view to minimise direct contact for yours and our safety.

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Telephone will be manned between:
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