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Autumn Newsletter 2022

Autumn Newsletter 2022

October 28, 2022

IN THE PRACTICE November is going to be an exciting month in the practice; I have had the honour of being named as a finalist in this years Optician Awards for Dispensing Optician of the Year! It’s thanks to the wonderful feedback and encouragement of our wonderful patients that I have reached this stage of the Awards, I can’t say…

Summer Newsletter 2022

Summer Newsletter 2022

October 19, 2022

Welcome back to our Summer Newsletter! We hope everyone has had chance to enjoy the fantastic weather we have had so far this summer! We’ve had some big news since our last instalment, so without further ado lets dive right in! Alex IN THE PRACTICE Last month we were trilled to be named the Best…


Cataracts – What You Need To Know

July 27, 2022

What are cataracts? Cataracts are the clouding of the lens with in the eye. It is one of the most common conditions we see in practice. Most people over the age of 60 have some form of cataract development, but don’t worry! It is a perfectly normal, age related process and shouldn’t be a cause…

Zeiss full UV Protection

Introducing Zeiss UVProtect Technology

May 7, 2022

  Introducing ZEISS UVProtect Technology. Many of us are aware that harmful UV light can damage our eyes, but unfortunately, we rarely take adequate measures to protect our eye health and our vision. UV protection is not only necessary on sunny summer days. Harmful UV radiation is always present, every day, all year round, on…

Polaroid VS Tinted Sunglasses

Polaroid VS Tinted Sunglasses – what’s the difference?

May 7, 2022

With the summer comes the sunglasses, and there are so many wonderful styles to choose from! But it’s important to make sure we have the best sunglass lenses for our vision too. But what options are there? And is there really that much different between them? Why do we need sunglasses? Sunglasses provide two main…

spring newsletter

Spring Newsletter 2022

May 7, 2022

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter! Not only is Spring well and truly on it’s way, but it’s our birthday! We’re 4 years old this month!     (Time flies when you’re having fun!) I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being here to meet and help all the lovely folk of Stourbridge, and I can’t wait to see what the next…

Varifocal Comparisons

Varifocals – How do they work?

April 15, 2022

The world of varifocals can be a very confusing place, there are so many different manufactures with different designs it’s sometimes difficult to know how to make the right lens choice for you. But by understanding HOW a varifocal works will make that decision much easier. So what is a Varifocal?  A Varifocal, or progressive,…

Blocked Lens with Edger

The Glazing Lab – How are my glasses made?

April 2, 2022

For most people their visit to the Opticians is confined to the test room and the shop floor. But have you ever wondered where and how your glasses are made? Take a step behind the scenes into our amazing optical lab. Do you make all glasses? We do yes! In their uncut form lenses arrive…

Honeycomb Mesh

Honeycomb Lenses – Better Vision, Inspired by Nature

February 11, 2022

What exactly are Honeycomb lenses? The Honeycomb lens contains a natural interlocking honeycomb pattern which is applied through a complex coating process. The lenses appear completely clear, with the mesh only being visible at certain angles or when misted. How do Honeycomb Lenses work? The honeycomb mesh concentrates light entering the eye, stopping light from…


Optishade – the affordable photochromic lenses

February 10, 2022

We all lead busy lives, constantly rushing about from A to B, shopping, school run etc. So it’s no surprise that we get caught out from time to time in the bright sun without any sunglasses. (I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve found myself squinting against the glare) But no more! Light…