I read a recent report of the arrest of a man responsible for the theft of nearly £30,000 worth of spectacles and sunglasses

The hay fever season is already upon us.  I was staggered to read that some 18 million people in the UK have allergic hay fever reactions ranging from itchy eyes to difficulty with breathing.

I read with interest that US researchers believe using a virtual reality headset could help improve diagnosis of glaucoma by making testing easier and more frequent.

I am pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for Entrepreneur’s Circle Best Family Business Award 2019!

Entrepreneur’s Circle works with thousands of UK businesses offering insights, training and all the real life support they need to achieve success.  Having the support and encouragement of your peers in business is a wonderful feeling and it would be a tremendous achievement for us to win this award.

I was thinking about New Year’s resolutions recently and it struck me that many of the lifestyle changes we undertake at this time of year come with hidden eye health benefits.

Take a resolution to do more exercise for instance.  If the exercise is outdoors, such as walking, running or cycling, then more oxygen and nutrients are being carried around the body. 

Inevitably this includes the eyes, so providing an eye health care benefit. Or perhaps the resolution is to eat a healthier, more balanced diet. 

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