We are re-opening all the practices on the 1st July Monday to Friday 9-5
Online booking is temporarily suspended. Please call the practice to book an appointment. We are required to ask a few questions before we can book you in to ensure we meet COVID-19 guidelines.
An important update on Covid-19 and our stores

An update on the Covid-19 virus and our stores

Given the unprecedented situation in the UK regarding the COVID-19 virus we feel that it is important to reassure you that we are continuing to keep our practice clean and safe for both you and our team. We intend to keep the practices open for as long as possible to provide the service that is needed for our patients.

You will appreciate that as an optical practice we work in an environment where the prevention of the spread of a whole range of infections is woven into everything that we do. Nevertheless, we are paying particular attention the latest government guidance on the transmission of coronavirus.

All of the frames on display, the equipment we use and all surfaces are cleaned and disinfected regularly to keep the practice as sterile as needed and as often as needed.

Know the guidance

Before attending the practice for your next appointment, we would be grateful if you would review the most up to date government guidance – just click this link https://www/nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covd19/

Keep us in the loop

Please remember that we are open, as normal, and to call us on the practice telephone number or email us to let us know if you wish to reschedule any of your booked appointments. We would be happy to schedule an alternative date for you. 

At your next appointment

Please forgive us if we don’t shake hands – but we are however happy to do the elbow bump – just ask! 

You’ll notice that we’ve removed some non-essential items in the reception area including the magazines. They will return once this is all over!

As a team, we are doing everything we possibly can to remain fit, well and able to work so that we can continue to provide our usual high standard of dental care for you.

Thank you for your support in keeping everyone safe.

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Choosing Sun Eye protection for your child

Which Sunglasses?

Cosmetically, the sunglass frame should balance the child’s face. Approximately one-third of the face should be visible above the upper rim, the sunglass frame should cover one-third of the face and one-third of the child’s face should be visible below the sunglass lower rims.

The sunglass frame should be as wide as the widest part of the face. If the sunglass is too narrow, it will look too small, not offer adequate sun protection and the face will appear too full. A sunglass frame that is too wide may be uncomfortable, make a narrow face appear narrower and overwhelm small features

Lens colour and type

Because of its absorptive effect on blue light and ultra violet (UV) radiation, brown lenses also are beneficial. As more research documents the damaging effects of blue light, the need for a brown lens becomes increasingly evident. Children at higher risk for macular degeneration (parents with family history) may also benefit from a golden-brown photochromic lens. An absorptive value of at least 70 percent is also recommended for all brown lenses used on children. Grey lenses offer better colour discrimination than brown coloured lenses ... and UV their absorption is close to that of brown lenses

Photochromic lenses present the most practical and least obstructive method of protecting young eyes during the course of a normal day. On a dull day, they will absorb the less obvious radiation … and when the sun comes out, the lenses will darken as the intensity of light - and consequently UV radiation - increases. Children will not normally change their regular eyewear to prescription sunglasses as the events of the day change - and so photochromic lenses will offer the best practical solution to sun eye protection.

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