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Welcome to the P W Optics blog!

Hello, and welcome to the new P W Optics blog!

Since this blog is all about introductions, I thought I’d start by introducing myself.

My name is Alex Penniston and I am the owner and Dispensing Optician of P W Optics in Stourbridge.

Originally from Stafford, I began my career in Optics in 2009 working part time whilst studying for my A Levels. After my final exams I decided not to follow the ‘normal’ path and head off to university, instead I became a full time Lab Technician learning all aspects of spectacle manufacture. I thoroughly enjoyed this role and still do now!

After a few years I started to look into where I could go next in my career. I enrolled onto the BSc Hons Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing in September 2013. For three years I studied a full-time course whilst working full time, it was a very intense few years! But despite the work load I thoroughly enjoyed every moment, and it only re-enforced my love and fascination for Optics. I graduated in August 2016 with a 2:1 from Canterbury Christ Church University and a Level 6 FBDO Diploma from ABDO College.

Fast forward to 2017, and I started getting itchy feet again! I couldn’t decide what the next stage of my journey should be. After much soul searching (and googling!) I made the decision to use all my knowledge and experience and go it alone. In May 2018 aged 26 I finally opened the doors of P W Optics and it’s been going strong ever since!

But enough about me! I’m also here to give something to you. There is so much information in the world of Optics it can get confusing, and with new products being released all the time its only getting worse. I’m here to introduce the brand-new P W Optics blog!

My aim is to give you with information about your eyes, their health and the multitude of spectacle lens options without any of the technical jargon. Each month I’ll be posting something new, so make sure to keep checking back for the next instalment!

In the meantime why not check out some of our amazing products here?


Welcome to the P W Optics blog!