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A day in the life: Julie and Toni

19th July 2016

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Continuing our look at how members of our team spend their working days, we talked to our Dispensing Opticians. Julie Dove and Toni Hopkins are both Fellows of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians. They work in our practices in Long Eaton and Loughborough and their role is to advise patients on the best eyewear for their needs, following their comprehensive eye examination. Julie said: “The day starts with a full team brief to discuss the day’s clinic so all members are aware...

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Time to try lenses

22nd April 2016

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Would you like to try contact lenses for a big event, but find that you are nervous about how you might get on? Ryley & Evans Optical Receptionist Ayesha is a big fan of her glasses, and up to now has resisted trying lenses. But recently we persuaded her to try them. Here’s how she got on: "With my birthday coming up, I decided it was time to try contact lenses. I have always been a bit unsure about contact lenses as I have a relatively high astigmatism and, also, I was a little nervous...

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Let the sun shine: Why do I need a separate pair of sunglasses?

7th April 2016

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We see many patients who are happy to invest in good quality lenses and frames, but can be more reluctant to spend on prescription sunglasses. After all, they say, we aren’t guaranteed sunny weather in the UK, so why can’t we make do with a cheap pair of fashion glasses for occasional wear? Toni is one of our Dispensing Opticians, and has similar conversations with patients regularly. She comments: "I remind patients that we are often happy to spend money on good quality sun cream, to...

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A day in the life: Shyam Lakhani

21st March 2016

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This is the first in a series of interviews with our team, to find out how they spend their working days. Optometrist Shyam Lakhani started with Glass & Glass in January. "I get into the practice at about 8.40 and at 8.45 we all gather for a team meeting. Every day is busy, so this time is our chance as a team to prepare for the patients we have coming in during the day, and follow up any issues from the day before. From 9am I will be seeing patients, carrying out comprehensive eye...

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Acuvue Define contact lenses reviewed

11th November 2015

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Ryley and Evans receptionist Beth reviews the Acuvue Define contact lenses. "Being a busy mother of two means that sometimes my glasses become a nuisance (or just too appealing for my 2 year old to grapple with!), perhaps an evening out is coming up and my glasses don’t quite work with my ensemble. During these times I will often opt for my contact lenses. I love the freedom that they offer but do sometimes find this leaves my face feeling rather exposed. Knowing all of this Mr Glass...

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