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Taking care of the little things: Children's eye examinations

28th July 2016

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Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of every child’s development.  You wouldn’t wait until a child had a toothache before you took them to a dentist and it’s the same with children’s eyes.  It’s vital that they are regularly checked even if parents think there are no problems. A child’s first eye examination with a qualified optician should be around the age of three or four so that any conditions are picked up and treated early.  We recommend that your child comes back...

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Taking care of the little things

28th July 2016

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Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of every child’s development.  That’s why we’ve launched "Taking care of the little things" - our children’s eye health campaign. We are encouraging all parents to book an eye test for their youngsters before a new academic year begins.   “You wouldn’t wait until a child had a toothache before you took them to a dentist,” says Natalie Glass.  “It’s the same with children’s eyes.  It’s vital that they’re regularly checked...

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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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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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Welcome to Samantha

11th July 2016

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We’re pleased to welcome Samantha to the Culver & Glass team in Loughborough. Joining us as part of our reception team working alongside Jo, she’ll be the first point of call for patients phoning and calling in to the practice. A glasses wearer herself, she already has her eyes on a pair of new Jil Sander frames. Samantha trained as a chef and she’s looking forward to her new challenge in an optical career.  She said: “I’ve been made to feel really welcome and I’m enjoying...

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