Safety Spectacles

Having spent the last two months talking about sport and eyewear it got me to thinking when else should we potentially wear protective eyewear but possibly don’t always think about it?  The answer came pretty quickly when I had a gentleman in only last week who we sadly had to refer urgently to A and E having got a small piece of metal in his eye at work. I am of course talking about the use of safety spectacles when working. Health and Safety now being an extremely hot topic I am sure

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Kelly Robinson Audiologist

In 2013 I started studying for a degree in Healthcare Science: Audiology at De Montfort University in Leicester. Prior to this I had always known that I wanted to work within the healthcare industry and although it sounds cliché, I always wanted to help people. When it came to deciding what I wanted to do, I researched a lot of healthcare jobs and came across Audiology, which in all honesty, I knew very little about. It was then that I realised there must be so many people like me who take

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Contact Lenses

Wouldn’t it be nice not to wear glasses all the time! Have you ever thought wouldn’t it be nice to see without my glasses on?  Has it been that rainy day on the golf course when the rain drops have smeared the lenses in your glasses, or what about the day your daughter gets married and you want to look your best and not have to worry about getting your glasses out of your pocket to read your speech?  Possibly your job doesn’t practically allow you to use your varifocals properly

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How I became a Dispensing Optician

This is me graduating in January 2016 at Canterbury, Kent. I qualified as a Dispensing Optician achieving a 2:1 in Health and Social care as well as the FBDO qualification. I joined the team at Coleman Opticians in May 2011 as an Optical Assistant. Kate and Helen offered me the opportunity to study and become a Dispensing Optician in 2012. I looked into how I could achieve this and decided the best route would be to complete the course by distance learning. This meant I could still work

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Flashing Lights – What Should I do?

This month I am going to chat to you about flashing lights and floaters in your eyes.  Have you ever seen little dots in your vision, which you can follow around?  Or have you ever thought there was a spider or little fly hanging from your eyelid and you have wiped your eye and there has been nothing there?  Chances are you have floaters in your eyes.  Floaters are cells or clumps of jelly floating around in the vitreous (jelly part of your eye).  They can appear black or translucent in

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