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.

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.

Here’s a brief rundown on the types of lenses available for you to help you choose the right ones.

•    Single vision lenses.  Single vision lenses are ideal for simple vision correction, whether you need them for driving, reading or sports.  We offer three advanced single lens types; a traditional lens, a digital lens with central and peripheral benefits and an anti-fatigue lens specially designed to combat and reduce eye strain.

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.

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The pollen season has started and already many hay fever sufferers are displaying sore, red, itchy and swollen eyes.


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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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