If you are having trouble sleeping, having frequent headaches or experiencing eye strain or blurred vision, you could be suffering the effects of over exposure to blue light.

These days we are constantly looking at computer screens, televisions, smart phones and other mobile devices. Most of these devices use LED as a light source for LCD screens and these emit blue light radiation which forces the muscles of our eyes to worker harder than they would normally. The results can be eye strain, blurred vision or headaches.

With more and more of us undertaking some form of sporting activity, contact lens wearers need to consider which types are best for them. This will partly depend on the type of activity you undertake, taking into account the amount of time the sport takes, the environment in which it takes place and the amount of physical contact involved.

Here are seven bad habits which encourage looks of ageing in and around your eyes:

• Stop rubbing your eyes! Often the skin around your eyes is the first area to show signs of ageing. If you constantly rub your eyes you run the risk of breaking some of the many small blood vessels in this part of your face. This can lead to puffy eyes, dark circles under the eyes, crow’s feet and droopy eyelids.

Regular eye examinations are vital for everyone, young and old. However, it is not always possible to get to your optician on your own, especially if you are elderly or have transport problems.


You may then be pleased to learn that it is possible to arrange for a visit from one of our fully trained staff to meet with you in your own home or care home.

Compared to the science of professional eye care, choosing new spectacles is very much an artform. There are few hard and fast rules when it comes to selecting the right frames, although this guide below should help you to make the right choice …

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