A long time ago, when Ted Heath was Prime Minister and we had the three day week to cope with, I was set a task by my then employer to try to predict how things might change in the future in our profession. Most of my predictions came true quite quickly. The more far-fetched (as I thought) have only become practicable in the last five years or so and one has only just arrived as I am fading into retirement.
The biggest change, which I never thought of, was the advent of a practical OCT scanner which enables us to see not only what the back of your eye looks like from the inside but also what a slice would look like if it were possible to take one. That arrived eight years ago this year and we are very proud of having been the first practice in the Midlands to use one and of having used it regularly ever since.
The latest change is much less hi-tech but also just as far reaching. Now, for the first time, instead of having to speak to us in person, or on the phone, to make an appointment you can make your own appointment on-line, even if you are not an existing patient and have never even been into the practice in the past. This is all included in our new website which launched at the beginning of the month.
If you want to see our new website, and it is designed by a local company called Ablewild for whom I have the highest respect and appreciation, go to www.RichardPetrie.com on any platform – PC, tablet or mobile phone and see what you think.
Then when you come into the practice for your eye examination you can bring those old glasses that have been cluttering up the cupboard for the last goodness know how long for us to send on to Vision Aid Overseas.
As published in the March 2015 edition of The Littleover Little Book