Entries by jon@zd9.co.uk

Looking after your eyes in the sun

Protect your eyes with Sunglasses Sunglasses that protect eyes against UVB and UVA are essential. Ensure sunglasses have a BS2724 mark, which ensures they conform to British Standards in quality and durability. If you are a spectacle wearer, consider prescription sunglasses, especially if you plan to drive. (In several countries, the law requires that at […]

Glaucoma the silent sight thief

Millions are going blind without realising it.World glaucoma week:   World Glaucoma Week, and the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) is calling for people to save their sight by booking an eye test. Glaucoma is often known as the ‘thief of sight’ because there are usually no symptoms in the early stages. Approximately 2% of people over […]

BVLGARI stock now in!

We now have an extensive range of BVLGARI frames and sunglassses at our Bishops Waltham branch, as well as the updated range of Gucci and Ted Baker. In addition, Romsey is now stocking designer frames, too.

Importance of Good Quality Sunglasses

We’ve all been basking in the glorious sunshine that has graced British shores for the past month and have spent every possible moment outdoors to make the most of it, whilst it lasts! Why not – as well as being somewhat rare in the UK, being in the sun has many benefits. It naturally helps […]

OCT eye imaging in Romsey

Our practice in Romsey has an OCT eye scanner. This scanner has the ability to scan the back of the eye to examine if there is any AMD (Macular Degeneration), Diabetic eye disease, Glaucoma, MS, eye tumours and many other diseases that can affect the rest of the body. This not simply a camera that […]

Southampton Practice News – We’ve moved!

Many of you will be familiar with our Portswood Road, Southampton practice which was first opened by our pioneering optometrist and CEO, Dr Claudia Ashleigh in 1999. The practice has gone from strength to strength over the last two decades, making us one of the most successful opticians in Southampton. We have each and every […]

Fair Oak has moved!

From 01 December, the Fair Oak practice at 449 Fair Oak Road, SO50 7AJ will operate from the Bishops Waltham practice at 3 High  Street, Bishops Waltham, SO31 1AB and all of the records will be accessible from that address. The telephone number there is 01489 891182. The move was due to our needing to […]

National Eye Health Week begins

The fifth annual National Eye Health Week will take place, from 20 to 26 September 2021.  National Eye Health Week (NEHW) is an annual awareness week that brings together eyecare charities, organisations and health professionals from across the UK to raise awareness of the importance of good eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. Sight […]

Children’s Vision being neglected by Government?

We urge parents to be aware of changes to children’s sight, following the finding in a new report A new report, Britain’s Eye Health in Focus, reveals almost one in 10 parents (9%) can’t remember the last time their child went for a sight test or believe it has been over 10 years since their […]