Children will rarely complain about their eyesight but there are some tell-tale signs that all is not well.

Have you noticed that your child sits a bit too close to the television? Has their teacher said they have difficulty reading the blackboard or whiteboard? Do they have a tendency to blink rapidly or are they constantly rubbing their eyes?

The BBC has reported that a smartphone app has been developed which could bring much-needed eye care to those in need in the remotest parts of the world.

The Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek) uses the camera of a portable phone to scan an eye’s lens for cataracts.

Well at last it seems like summer is finally here. However, the good weather can bring its own problems for the health of our eyes. Here are some hot tips to ensure you and your family avoid them!

• Wear your sunglasses – it may seem obvious, but it is important. Damage from UV rays builds up over time so you are never too young to start wearing them. This may prevent eye problems such as pterygium (benign growths), cataracts or eye cancer. It also gets the kids into good habits.
• Don’t forget the sunscreen and a hat – it really is important to protect the delicate skin around your eyes, otherwise problems from wrinkles to skin cancer may result.

It's true – the Vision Centre provide hearing tests, as well as providing first class eye care.

The process begins with an examination of your ears. Some hearing problems are the result of build-up of wax deposits or another medical condition. If we feel this is the case then we will refer you to your medical practitioner for treatment.

If you are considering visiting an optician for the first time, or your prescription has altered since your last visit, you may want a brief rundown of the three main lens options available to you.

Option 1
Single Vision Lenses. These lenses are, as the name indicates, suitable if just a single aspect of your sight needs correction. They are therefore used for people with either short or long sight.

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