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Eyes are incredibly delicate and can easily be damaged, especially when you are a young child. That is why as parents and caretakers, it is important to prioritise your child’s eye health.

protect your eyes this summer April Blog 2021

Keeping your eyes protected is very important especially over the summer period. Prioritising the health of your eyes can help prevent and decrease the progression of symptoms related to eye diseases. Here is how you can actively protect your eyes this summer…

Many people may have heard of astigmatism, but there is often a lot of confusion about what exactly it is. Although it is quite common, a lot of people don’t know what it is or the effects it has on someone. I’m here to talk you through exactly what astigmatism is to give you a better understanding of the condition.

Millions of people in the UK wear contacts lens and they become an essential part of life. They allow many people the ability to go about their day-to-day life without the restrictions that glasses can cause. From athletes & active individuals to those simply looking to put away those glasses for a night out, contact lenses are a popular option for many.

The past year has seen the majority of the population spending substantially more time at home. And whether you’ve been working from home, trying to keep occupied whilst furloughed or you have children being home-schooled, your eyecare needs your attention. This is particularly important now that we are into our third national lockdown.

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