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Top Trends for Autumn/Winter 2018

Although we have had an absolutely glorious Summer, which definitely makes a change for the UK, it appears that Autumn is now upon us bringing with it a change in fashion and styles to get us through chillier months. Wandering round the shops there is an abundance of autumnal colours, mustards seem to be a […]

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Davina Discusses … Anti-Reflective Lenses

I probably hear comments daily, about people telling me they can “never keep their glasses clean”, that they “always show up marks” or “look greasy all the time”. Personally I can’t handle looking through my glasses when there’s a smudge on them and I notice the tiniest little mark on the furthest corner of the […]

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Keeping on top of children’s eye health

Eyesight problems can develop at any age, so it’s especially important to start checking children’s eyes early on to reduce the possibilities of sight issues emerging. Healthy eyesight helps children to progress both socially and while learning, so it’s crucial for setting them up for the best future possible. The Association of Optometrists has found […]

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Driving Vision Standards

You probably saw the announcement recently that the Police are about to start a pilot where, in three areas in the south of England, they will check the vision of drivers at every opportunity. Any drivers who fail to reach the DVLA standard will have their licences revoked there and then. As you might expect […]

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Davina Discusses … Myopia

This month I thought I would share a topic in Optometry which sparks my interest and that is myopia, also known as short-sightedness. It is extremely prevalent across the world and in fact it is growing. Fascinatingly, the World Health Organisation have predicted that by 2050 (that’s only 32 years from now!) half of the […]

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Davina Discusses …UV Protection

Summer 2018 is going to be up there in the memory of fantastic summers! It has been great and I am sure that you have been going through as much sunscreen as I have! It did make me think, when layering the sun cream onto my children that all the bright light and UV is […]

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Hooked on Hook LDN

We have recently introduced a fantastic new brand to our eye wear collection. Hook LDN is a British eye wear brand that specialises in creating high quality styles that are heavily influenced by music and fashion. Hook LDN was created by Zak Biddu, an artist manager which has previously worked within the music industry at […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Contact Lenses

Looking for a quick guide to contact lenses or advice on caring for contact lenses? Look no further! Whether you’re a seasoned contact lens wearer changing from dailies to weeklies or you’re thinking about making the switch from spectacles to contacts, here’s everything you need to know about caring for contact lenses. Which Contact Lenses […]

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40th Anniversary Celebrations

This year is shaping up to be a good year so far for us here at Richard Petrie’s. Not only have we had two award nominations and celebrated Joanna’s wedding, but this year sees us reaching a great milestone of being in business for 40 years! To mark this fantastic event we have shared our […]

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Summer Eye Health – Taking Care of Your Eyes

Whilst the summer season gives us lots of warm weather, longer days and holidays, it also brings along a host of factors that can affect your eyes. We tend to look after our health and skin more during the summer months, but what about caring for our eyes? There’s lots of reasons our eye health […]

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