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.

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.

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.

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.


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:
9.00 - 17.00 | Mon - Fri
9.00 - 16.00 | Sat