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.

Throughout January, I am pleased to say we are offering selected lenses from just £5:00 a pair.

Choose from:

•    Contact lenses
•    Varifocal lenses
•    Thin and lite reflection free lenses

Call into The Vision Centre in Gloucester, your Kodak Lens Centre, at 114 Northgate Street or ring us on 01452 410494 and we’ll give you full details together with the relevant terms and conditions.

I often speak to customers who are experiencing a variety of problems including:

• Poor sleep patterns
• Frequent headaches
• Eye strain
• Blurring of vision

Very often I find that these symptoms are the result of regular interaction with Blue Light radiation. Modern technology has enhanced our lives with computers, tablets and smart phones. However, all these devices give off Blue Light radiation and that can cause problems for some of us.

I often hear contact lens wearers bemoaning the festive round of parties.  Rather than having a good time and enjoying themselves, they feel fretful.

If you wear the lenses too long your eyes can feel dry.  If you are planning to stop overnight at the venue you will need to remember to pack a spare pair of lenses.  And woe betide should you forget the cleaning solution or storage case.

Here are some simple do’s and don’t’s to help contact lens wearers survive the Xmas parties.

I know that more and more of us undertake some form of sporting activity, so we should be considering the best types of eyewear suitable for our chosen sport.  
Different activities will benefit from certain lenses dependent on how long the sport lasts, the environment in which it happens and the amount of physical contact involved.

Generally speaking, soft contact lenses are the best for sport as they move less on the eyeball than rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses.  In addition, they are less likely to become dislodged.  RGP lenses are entirely unsuitable for contact sports, such as rugby.