Davina Discusses … Mindfulness

January is almost through! I often feel it can be on of the tougher months of the year and feel optimistic to wave goodbye and get on with the rest of 2019! Funny how our minds work at times. This month, personally, but also as a team, we are really excited to have started a […]

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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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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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Optician Awards

So far 2018 is proving to be a fantastic year. Although we didn’t come back winners from the AOP awards we had a fantastic time and were up against some tough competition. However, we have come back fighting and have been nominated for another prestigious award! Our second award nomination is for ‘Independent Practice of […]

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Don’t Settle for a Restricted View

When we go to the theatre, we go for the live experience. We want to see, hear and feel what’s happening on stage and be completely immersed in the story. An intense play or spectacular musical can cause you to suspend your disbelief and escape from the mundanities of modern life. You can enter the […]

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On Trend Eyewear for The Season

Richard Petrie Optometrists’ frame styling expert, Joanna Thompson, talks about the latest eyewear trends and how to choose fantastic new frames that are perfect for you this season. Isn’t the start of a new season a great time to treat yourself to something new to wear? Whether it’s a staple that you’ll keep for years, […]

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winter frame trends from Calvin Klein

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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