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The Christmas Style Edit

Our super spectacle stylist and Optical Assistant, Joanna talks us through the latest designer frame trends and styling tips for the winter party season. Eyewear trends have been a big hit on the fashion scene this year, they’ve been featured all over the catwalks and have become hugely popular amongst lots of the top designers. […]

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The Importance of a Driving Sight Test

Are you a driver? When was the last time that you had a sight test? According to the Association of Optometrists, drivers with poor vision cause an estimated 2900 road casualties every year, so they’ve launched the Don’t Swerve a Sight Test campaign to help make our roads safer for everyone. They’re doing this by […]

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2017 – A Milestone Year for the Richard Petrie Team

What a year 2017 has been! We’ve got lots to celebrate in the practice including an award shortlisting, three big work anniversaries and some new arrivals too! Work Milestones We’ve celebrated lots of big work birthdays in the team this year. Davina celebrated 10 years practising as an optometrist at Richard Petrie Optometrists, although she […]

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Local Derby optical practice shortlisted for new national award

A Derby based optical practice has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Richard Petrie Optometrists has been announced as one of three finalists in the new category of Health and Wellbeing Practice of the Year in the AOP Awards 2018, run by the Association of Optometrists (AOP). Davina Dosanjh who is the owner and […]

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Best of British Designers

For avid fashionistas, September is a hot month for fashion. Top designers will be showcasing their Spring/Summer collections across fashion weeks which are taking place in New York, London, Milan and Paris. At the end of this week, it’s London’s turn. To mark the occasion, we’re celebrating the ‘best of British’ designer frames that we […]

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New Contact Lenses for Short-Sightedness in Children

A fantastic new contact lens that is the first proven treatment for myopia, also known as short-sightedness, is now available exclusively in Derby & the East Midlands from Richard Petrie Optometrists. MiSight™ lenses are the world’s first ever approved and licensed myopia intervention treatment and are used to control the progression of the condition. Here, […]

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Spreading Your Eye Care and Eye Exam Cost with Direct Debit

By Davina, Optometrist & Practice Owner It has never been more important to have an eye examination. A report by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) last year found that in the UK, there are more than 6 million people living with uncorrected, refractive error and sight-threatening conditions. Some groups of people are more […]

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Designer Spectacles for Summer

Here’s Joanna, our fabulous Optical Assistant. She’s talking about the latest trends in eyewear and reveals which brands are proving most popular with our patients. Is there anything better than treating yourself to something new to wear for the summer? I’m sure you’ve already seen that clothes shops on the high street are embracing the […]

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Local Opticians Backed by Ophthalmology Department at Royal Derby Hospital

Book an appointment with your optician for the best optical advice – that’s the message from Derby practice, Richard Petrie Optometrists. Practice owner and optometrist Davina Dosanjh says: “We are one of the local opticians that has been part of a new initiative that offers better eyecare to the people of Derby. It’s a scheme […]

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Do I need a Workplace Eye Test?

Does Your Job Require a Workplace Eye Test?

Here, owner and Optometrist Davina talks about the workplace eye test. Do you need one? What does the law say about eye tests for work? Does my employer have to pay for my eye test or glasses? Doing admin in an office? Use machinery in a factory? Or out and about on the road doing […]

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