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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.

News > high-index-thinner-spectacle-lenses

High Index (thinner) Spectacle Lenses

Before the development of high index lenses, both long and short sighted people with high prescriptions had to live with thick and heavy lenses. Very long sighted people needed spectacle lenses which altered the eye's appearance, magnifying it and making it seem bulbous, whilst very short sighted people required lenses with such thick edges that the size of the eye appeared to be reduced.

High prescription lenses can be fitted into small spectacle frames to keep their weight to a minimum. However, high index lenses have become increasingly popular as they are a thinner, flatter and lighter alternative and they will not distort the appearance of the eye. The higher the prescription, the greater the impact high lenses can have on the appearance.

Materials now exist which enable lenses to be made much thinner than ever before, and with many manufacturers producing high index lenses, they are widely available and there is plenty of choice for the consumer. In addition, we always apply a premium quality lens coating that will not only hide any unsightly lens reflections but will also give the very best vision.

All camera and binocular lenses are coated on both sides in order to give the best optical performance and, by coating your spectacle lenses  you will also ensure that your vision gives you the best performance, since your eye is also an optical instrument.

We will be happy to provide you with further details of high index lenses and the wide range of modern frame styles to suit you and your prescription  - we have lens and frame experts at all of our practices

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