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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UV radiation and the Eye

Ultra Violet (UV) Eye Damage

As we approach the seasons where sunlight is more abundant, we need to be aware that harmful radiation from the sun not only affect skin health but also long term eye health.

Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Macular degeneration is a group of diseases characterised by a loss of central vision. The primary causes of macular degeneration are exposure to UV and the blue wavelengths radiation. In the UK, retinal diseases are the leading cause of blindness and macular degeneration is the leading retinal disease. The Eye Disease Prevalence Research Group in the USA estimates that by the year 2020, approximately three million individuals will have significant symptoms associated with age-related macular degeneration. Although current evidence is slim, UV and blue light is suspected of causing or triggering irreversible damage and most UV exposure occurs before the age of 10 years.


A lens in our eye constantly adjusts its thickness,  allowing us to focus and see clearly. As we become more mature, the lens becomes more grey and opacifies slowly and less clear. A cataract is opacity of the lens and is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. By 80 years of age, over half of all people have cataracts. Exposure to ultraviolet light has long been associated with the development of cataracts


A pterygium is a fleshy growth usually found on the conjunctiva (white of the eye) at the inner corner of the eye. Ultraviolet light exposure (both UVA and UVB) appears to be the most significant factor in the development of pterygia. This may explain why the incidence is vastly greater in populations near the equator and in persons who spend a great deal of time outdoors.

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