Tuesday 9th May saw some business colleagues and I hard at work on a course – a golf course, that is!
We were pleased to support the latest James Hopkins Trust Charity Golf Day and, although our team didn’t win, we had a marvellous day out mixing with other Gloucester business people.
I have recently read about research into glaucoma carried out by City University of London that found men are 16% more likely to lose their sight through this condition than women. The reason is that men are less likely than women to seek medical treatment.
Glaucoma puts pressure on the optic nerve causing damage which can lead to blindness if not treated. Once eyesight is lost it cannot be recovered. A routine eye test can spot signs of the condition and the earlier it is detected the more likely treatment is to be successful.
The sheer number of different types of frames available can prove daunting for some people. Here are some simple guidelines to help you choose the correct frame for you based on the shape of your face.
It is generally accepted that there are five general facial shapes; round, square, oval, oblong and triangular. Each of these shapes has positive and negative aspects. Choosing the right frames can accentuate the former or minimise the latter.
• Round. A round face will usually benefit from a rectangular frame. This makes the face appear longer and slimmer.
I am aware that not everyone is able to get to our premises in Gloucester. Regular eye examinations are important, however, so we can arrange for one of our fully trained staff to visit you in your home at your convenience.
There we 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.