We are excited to have placed our first order for these innovative and beautiful frames made in Italy from recycled marine plastics. Watch this space!
I’m sure you all share our sentiments that we are very happy to see the back of 2020 and with vaccines on the horizon are looking forward to better times. With all that has happened this year, it is more apt than ever to extend our warmest wishes and our gratitude to you – our friends and clients.
Your support throughout what has been a tough year, means more than ever and we look forward to seeing you all wearing the best glasses in town in 2021!
A special thanks to our many clients who have recommended us to friends and family in 2020, especially Brian, Jo and Jane who gave us 5* Google Reviews this month!
We’re now looking forward to a rest!
Closed from 1pm on Wedneday 23rd
OpenTuesday 29th 9am – 1pm
Wednesday 30th 9am – 5pm
Thursday 31st 9am – 1pm
Open as usual fromMonday 4th January
NHS Urgent Eyecare Service – Lets hope you don’t need it!
We are a fully accredited Practice for the newly launched Urgent Eyecare Service and both Sarah and Paul are registered to provide the NHS UES managing potentially serious eye problems (such as sudden loss of vision, red and/or painful eye). This helps to take pressure off A&E and GP’s.
Call us first if we are open, if you have an urgent eye problem and we are closed over Christmas go to www.primaryeyecare.co.uk for advice on which UES practices are open before you go to A&E.
Our 2020 staff Christmas picture – we are all smiling – honest!!
And now ladies and gentlemen for something completely different!
LaFont has just arrived from Paris! Time to treat yourself?
Today is a special day! We have just opened our first delivery from LaFont. Stunning hand-crafted eyewear, a million miles from the mass produced ‘designer’ frames with logos in chain opticians. LaFont are designed in Paris and hand-crafted in their specialist factory in the Haut-Jura in France. Enough from me, the short film below really does say it better!
2020 was going to be such a scoop for Opticians – the year we had all been waiting for!
It hasn’t quite gone to plan, it’s nearly August and we still have new sunglasses in stock, so we thought we’d make you an offer!
20% off all sunglasses, including prescription lenses, until 15th August!
This applies to all our sunglass ranges including this weeks new delivery from William Morris which start at just £95. We’ve also got some real stunners across our Booth & Bruce and Kreuzberg Kinder sunglass ranges, niche fabulous frame designers who only work with Independent Opticians and the discount even applies to varifocals!
July was National UV safety month, people often remember the suncream but forget all about the UV damage that can happen at the back of the eyes. With our OCT scanner we can see and measure the irregularities that can happen over a period of years at the macula, a good reason for an eye test if you’re overdue! The crystalline lens in the eye does protect the sensitive retina by absorbing much of the UV, but as we get older this eventually also often results in cataract and a gradual dimming of vision.
You’ll never meet an Optician who doesn’t wear polarized sunglasses! There is a huge difference in comfort, the lenses filter the glare rather than just being darker. This gives a much more comfortable overall visual experience noticable throught the year and especially when driving in low winter sunshine.
If you’d like to treat yourself to a whole new eyewear wardrobe for holidays then then we also have a multiple pair offer with 50% off your second frame which may even work out better! We’ll work this out for you at your styling appointment. Just give us a call or drop us a message through our Contact page, we’ve still a few August eye test appointments left with Sarah and Paul.
During lockdown our staff have been simply amazing! Using WhatsApp, Zoom and calls we remotely supported Emma through April and May. Tyler will be taking over in June with Sarah seeing a small number of people in her new PPE. We’ve helped key workers, done a lot of phone call advising, lots of calls to our contact lens wearers and older clients. We have also kept a few of our clients and new clients glasses going with our quick repair service. In June we are moving into ‘Phase 2’, seeing people who are having the more tricky visual/glasses difficulties. Our large premises help us give you space, and we are using the correct PPE in the consulting room. Our screens are installed and we have introduced new infection control measures to keep you safe. Routine eyecare is still suspended for now although we expect to see this return next month. In July the rest of our team will be back and we can’t wait!
Following guidance from public health England during the COVID19 crisis we can no longer provide routine eyecare. During the lockdown period we will remain open for essential care for keyworkers and emergency care for all so it is important that if you think you have new potentially serious eye or vision problem that that you pick up the phone and call us. Emma and Sarah will be staffing the practice between them with only one person in a a time between 10am and 1pm Mon- Fri. Outside these hours please call and leave a message if you can’ get through to speak to one of us.