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Jacob's story

12th July 2017

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Jacob’s story with Culver and Glass.   We are supporting the Massey Family in their fundraising for the Macmillan and Cancer research charities. Mr Massey and some family and friends are completing the gruelling Wight way round cycling challenge, whereby they aim to cycle the entire Isle of Wight on the 23rd of September this year.   This is an important challenge for us to support in many ways, one is that it’s a Loughborough family doing a great challenge, a family who attend our...

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A challenge in sight for Dispensing Optician Toni

27th January 2017

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  Like many people, I had one person who influenced my life more than any other. I was raised largely by my Grandmother and to me she was (is) my hero.  We had such a close bond and as I grew up and moved away to start my own family, that bond remained. We would call each other every day. My Grandmother lived alone and I hated the thought that she may be lonely. She was young at heart, and a very spirited lady, so when in 2012 she was diagnosed with end stage Lung Cancer, she vowed to...

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Update on our guide dog puppies

31st October 2016

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At Culver & Glass in Loughborough we are currently sponsoring Goldie. Working with puppy walker Ruth, Goldie has been practising finding empty seats on public transport, a car in a car park and managing stairs. She’s also been out and about, to the theatre, to restaurants and visiting her puppy walker’s 3 year old granddaughter – all important skills for a guide dog. She’s become a real star in her local area. At Long Eaton practice Ryley & Evans Legend is now working with...

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Shyam's Zambia Adventure

26th July 2016

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“One of the best experiences of my life” – that was how Optometrist Shyam Lakhani described his recent working trip to Zambia as a volunteer with Vision Aid Overseas. In two weeks Shyam, with his three Vision Aid Overseas colleagues (including his fiancée Dulari) and two newly qualified Zambian Optometrists, examined 1185 patients. Shyam explained: “Access to eye care in Zambia is very limited for the general population, optical care is generally provided privately and is very...

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Shyam goes to Zambia for Vision Aid Overseas

13th April 2016

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We are delighted that our Optometrist Shyam Lakhani is going on a two week assignment with Vision Aid Overseas in June. Shyam is off to Zambia to provide eye examinations and spectacles to those less fortunate and in remote areas. He said: “Working with Vision Aid Overseas is a long standing ambition of mine. As a fully qualified Optometrist practising in the UK where excellent levels of eye care are readily available to all, this is a cause that lies close to my heart. I’m really pleased...

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