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 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.

What if you went to bed at night and woke up with perfect vision? Just a dream?

Not any more thanks to overnight vision correction (OVC).

It’s true. It is a simple procedure whereby you put hard lenses in at night when you go to bed and they do their work correcting your vision while you are sleeping. In the morning you remove them and you have perfect sight for the day. All day. Every day.

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.

I often talk to people who say they are nervous about having an eye examination.  When I ask them why it is usually because they do not understand the process and are worried that it might be painful in some way – it really isn’t!

Your eyesight is one of your most precious possessions and you need to look after it.  Regular eye examinations are highly recommended, whether you wear glasses or not.

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