Shop Refurbishment

We are currently undergoing a fairly major shop refurbishment.  The whole of the front of the practice is going to be changed.  We will have two new consulting rooms and a dedicated children’s area for all the little ones to try on glasses at their own pace.  Don't worry we are trading throughout but are asking all of our patients to use our back door and entrance and to please bear with us during the building work.  To keep up-to-date with the latest pictures like us on Facebook as new

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3D Films and Television

I thought that this month I might branch out from the usual spectacles, contact lenses and sunglasses and talk about something a little off tangent. 3D films and indeed televisions have become extremely big business in the last 5 years. But did you know especially those who may have purchased a TV recently not everyone can see 3D films? Some people would be better off saving their pennies buying cheaper cinema tickets and spending more money on popcorn (not ideal on

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Importance of Eye Examinations

Why is it important to have regular eye examinations? According to Mintel research in 2010, 10% of the UK population has never had an eye examination and a further 10% hasn’t had their eyes examined in the last five years. Eye care practitioners recommend an eye examination every two years or more frequently if advised. Regular eye examinations are important to ensure good eye health, optimum vision and can lead to the early detection of some systemic diseases. It is

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Snow Blindness

It’s the time of year that we there is a lot of talk about the dreaded white stuff, yes that’s right I am going to talk about SNOW! Here in Norfolk we are fascinated with the stuff from late September onwards, at least one patient a day will happily predict the coldest winter on record and mountains of snowfall. I actually quite like snow, in its proper place, once a year around Christmas time! It’s very pretty to start with but rapidly degenerates into something messy and

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Can carrots help you see in the dark?

How many times have you heard that little saying?  Have you ever wondered if it eating carrots really helps your eyesight or was it just a phrase mum and dad used to get you to eat your vegetables?  Today I am going to chat to you about how some vitamins in your diet may benefit your eye health. Well as we have mentioned them in the title lets talk about carrots.  These contain a good source of vitamin A.  A lack of vitamin A can cause night blindness.  This is more a problem in the

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