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What Can Opticians Detect During Eye Exams?

March 8, 2024

Eye exams are not just about getting a new prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Opticians play a crucial role in assessing and maintaining overall eye health. Beyond addressing refractive errors like near-sightedness and far-sightedness, opticians are trained to detect various eye conditions and diseases that could impact vision and general well-being. Let’s explore some…

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How Often Should You Go to the Opticians

March 8, 2024

 A Guide to Eye Health Maintenance Maintaining good eye health is crucial for overall well-being, yet many people overlook the importance of regular check-ups with their optician. Just like visiting the dentist or getting an annual physical, scheduling routine appointments with an optometrist is essential for preserving vision and detecting potential eye conditions early on.…

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Qualified Optometrists in Stourbridge

February 7, 2024

 Discover Excellence in Eye Care at PW Optics At PW Optics, our commitment to providing exceptional eye care services has been the cornerstone of our family-run practice. Nestled in the heart of Stourbridge, our practice has flourished over the years, earning a reputation for excellence in Eye Examinations and Contact Lens Assessments. What sets us…

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Why is my eye sight blurry?

February 7, 2024

Understanding Blurry Vision: Causes and Solutions Explained Have you ever experienced moments when your vision seems fuzzy or unclear? Blurry vision can be not only frustrating but also a potential sign of underlying eye health issues. Understanding why your eyesight goes blurry is the first step towards finding solutions to improve your vision. At PW…


What is an Astigmatism?

August 16, 2023

An astigmatism is where the cornea has different curvatures across its surface. This causes light entering the eye to split and focus at different points. When you have an Astigmatism you’ll find there is a haze or blurriness when looking in the distance. This is the result of multiple focal points being created within the…

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Who is entitled to a free eye test?

July 19, 2023

In the UK, the entitlement to a free eye test, also known as a sight test, is provided under the National Health Service (NHS) to certain groups of people: Children: All children under the age of 16 are entitled to free NHS eye tests. Additionally, children aged 16, 17, or 18 and in full-time education…

White Eye - Retinoblastoma


May 17, 2023

Retinoblastoma is a rare form of eye cancer found in children, the first signs of which are usually seen from a very young age. There are around 45 cases diagnosed each year in the UK, affecting children under the age of 6. What is Retinoblastoma? It is a form of childhood cancer that develops in…

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Do reaction lenses work in the car?

May 10, 2023

Yes and no! There are several different options when it comes to reaction lenses and they all work slightly differently. This initially might not seem helpful but I promise things will become clearer as you read on. What makes reaction lenses change colour? For the majority of light changing lenses they are activated by the…

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Occupational Lenses – The Hidden Gem of Multifocal Lenses

February 18, 2023

I often find that occupational lenses are overlooked when looking at multifocal lens options, but they may actually be your perfect lens choice – here’s why! What are occupational lenses? An occupational lens is similar to a traditional varifocal lens in that it has a smooth transition from one prescription to another without any physical…

Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter 2022

December 13, 2022

IN THE PRACTICE We had an absolutely fantastic time in London at this year’s Optician Awards. It was a really glamorous event held in the ball room of the Hilton Park Lane. It was wonderful to meet so many colleagues from the Optical industry and celebrate in everyone’s successes.  Fingers crossed we will be attending…