vision centre blog feb 2016 2

More than 3.7 million people in the UK wear contact lenses. If you are one of them, why not try something different – coloured contact lenses.

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Have you got your special Star Wars glasses?

Everyone likes to let their hair down during the Christmas party season, but it can lead to problems for contact lens wearers. Experts warn that poor optical hygiene can lead to serious eye infections and even blindness.

Many people tumble straight into bed after too many drinks, without taking their lenses out first. All too often there are lapses of the usual hygienic treatment of lenses over the party period. The results can be disastrous.

The Vision Centre in Gloucester is pleased to be able to offer you some of the top brands in designer eyewear. Not only that, but they are offering some great deals at present.

Do you need a torch to get to the kitchen for your midnight feast? Do you have difficulty seeing when driving at night? You could be suffering from night blindness.

For most people it takes up to twenty minutes to adjust to seeing properly in the dark. As the surrounding light dims, our pupils dilate (grow larger) to allow them to take in more light to compensate. Dilated pupils present a problem, however, as they alter your ability to focus between near and far objects.

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