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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.

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Protecting Children’s eyes from the sun

Why should children wear Photochromic (Transitions) Lenses?

Blue light and UV radiation is present in all daylight. Whilst these are an essential component of natural white light, cumulative exposure to these radiations (rays) have a damaging effect on the delicate and sensitive retina at the back of the eyes. In order to minimise long-term damage, these harmful radiations should be filtered out by appropriate means - the best and most convenient being photochromic lenses. These lenses will only darken and absorb harmful rays if exposed to UV radiation and so will remain clear at night or indoors.

Photochromic lenses have come a long way over the last several years. These lenses change more readily and the versions now available in poly-carbonate fade in about half the time of the plastic counterpart. Children seldom will switch from indoor glasses to sunglasses without parental assistance and/or insistence. Since photochromic lenses automatically adjust in proportion to the intensity of the light, they are an excellent choice for children at a time when they are most vulnerable.

Water, sand and cement are significant sources of reflected glare and young children are frequently exposed to all three. Today’s polarised and photochromic lenses block harmful ultraviolet light and can selectively attenuate (filter out) harmful blue light. Since polarised lenses reduce reflected glare, and scatter (Rayleigh Effect) children will suffer less discomfort and their eye will be better protected from damaging blue light.Half term begins today - have their eye tested this week to make sure that they are seeing as well as they should ... and consider protecting their eyes from potentially damaging sunlight this Summer

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