December 2020 / January 2021: Peter's Vision

January 26 2021

Seeing through the fog

AS I write this our topsy turvy times seem to be continuing.  We’re all hoping for enough normality to have the family Christmas that means so much to so many of us, as well as keeping safe too!  At least the prospect of a vaccine is seemingly nearer each week that goes by, which keeps our hopes alive and now looks more like a light than just a flicker at the end of the tunnel.

Our quest for sourcing the latest technologies for you our patients continues unabated.  Those of you who regularly wear glasses will understand my excitement at this one.  At last, we can look forward to wearing our glasses with the often required face mask or covering and be able to see clearly too!  This new lens, our anti-fog lens, is a super and exciting development.    Whatever you wear your glasses for, we’ve now the anti fog lens for you.

Amazingly even when we hold this lens over a boiling kettle it stays fog free!  Now this was just for demonstration of how amazing the lens is of course, and not something we’d recommend you try at home.  The hallelujah moment for us glasses wearers is that if the lens can stay fog free in steam it will be amazingly clear going in and out on cold or wet days, as well as when wearing a face covering.  These conditions used to be the nemesis of spectacle lenses, but no more!

It was road safety week recently, a timely reminder that seeing clearly for driving is of vital importance.  I appreciate that the world of routine eye checks has only recently been returning to normal, but it is our individual responsibility that we all make sure we can see clearly whatever we’re doing, particularly if our negative actions, such as driving without clear vision, could have catastrophic consequences for others too. 

You & your loved ones are most welcome to come and see us whatever your eye care needs.  Whether you’d like regular glasses or anti fog glasses for near, far or both, our expert teams are ready & waiting to help you!  We just ask that you telephone first to book a time to come in, to help us keep you all safe.  Please call our Henleaze practice on 0117 962 2474 or our Fishponds practice on 0117 965 4434.  

I’ll end on a cheerful note, I sincerely hope you all have an enjoyable Christmas and a relaxing family time.  My thoughts and best wishes are with all of you particularly those who, as we have, lost a loved one this year.  Here’s to a bright future and a Happy 2021 for us all! 

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Peter Turner is a Senior Optometrist at Turners Opticians in Bristol who also works part time as a Senior Optometrist at the Bristol Eye Hospital.