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, […]


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 […]

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 […]

Dispensing Opticians help you to choose computer glasses

Computer Glasses: Lenses to Suit Digital Lives

Our dispensing optician Ruth explains why computer glasses with special lenses for digital use are becoming more important for all ages. Chances are, you’re reading this online. We are living in a digital world, that much is true. All of us are spending more time looking at screens – smartphones, tablets, laptops, computer monitors and […]

Eye Health tips

5 Tips for Natural Eye Health

It’s easy to take eye health for granted, but with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) effecting roughly 1 in every 10 people over the age of 65, it is important to help protect your eyes from an early age. Here are some tips to help protect your eyes and to keep them healthy: Protecting your eyes […]

Short-sightedness in children

Short-Sightedness in Children is on the Rise

In May 2016, The College of Optometrists sent out a briefing to its members reporting on the Northern Ireland Childhood Errors of Refraction (NICER) study. It’s the largest ever UK study of the changes in children’s vision. The study has uncovered some key points about myopia, also known as short-sightedness. It found that almost one […]

Age related macular degeneration treatment has come a long way from being untreatable.

Macular Degeneration

We keep learning more and more about the various forms of macular degeneration and I sometimes wish (not for long) that we were back in the days when I started working in Littleover. Macular degeneration was simple then: it happened as you got old – it was even called “Senile” Macular Degeneration at the time […]