January 2022: Peter's Vision

January 23 2022

Back to the Future?

Firstly Happy New Year!  I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break despite the ongoing pandemic, which has no doubt had an impact on us all in one way or another.  As things continue to be unsettled, I think I’m going cautiously with my New Year's resolutions.  This year for me, it's going to be about focusing on family time, keeping everyone safe at home and work and making sure that when we (one day…) exit the pandemic we’re in great shape to continue providing the best eye care that we can.

On a cinema trip, a few weeks ago now, there was a trailer from an 80s classic film Ghostbusters.  You’ve probably seen that it’s been re-released for the next generation (our kids!).  Now I’ll admit to not being the biggest film buff out there, but there are some films that love 'em or loathe' em they do stick in your mind!  It brought back memories of many good and definitely not so good films that we grew up watching.  A popular one, a familiar trilogy involving time travel in a Delorean, gave me food for thought.  

The film; Back To The Future.  Which of course is quite a clever title in itself.  I remember reading about the meaning in this title, whilst looking for something else, and then being so absorbed in it that I forgot what I was trying to find in the first place!  I read that back to the future can be taken to mean don’t dwell on the past and focus on what you can control and move forward.  

I thought that this was quite a good thinking point, and perhaps relevant to so many aspects of our lives at present.  Certainly for us at Turners Opticians, as we continue to care for our patients in ever advancing ways, I’m not dwelling on the past and definitely moving forward!  One example is a new range of glasses lenses we’re releasing this January.  The latest tech means that we can all not only benefit from sharper vision, our new lens adds another level of visual comfort too!

When it comes to your eyes, we’d love to see you and for you to experience the world class eye care we firmly believe you deserve.  A visit to Turners Opticians gives you so much more than just a sight test.  Don’t forget, whether it’s for reassuringly thorough eye care, or for glasses with a New Look for the New Year, we’re here when you need us, six days per week.  Just get in touch and we’ll be happy to see how we can help you.  We continue to offer COVID safe ways to choose your new glasses too!

To help us keep you all safe, we’re still asking you all to telephone first to book a time to come in.  Please call our Henleaze practice on 0117 962 2474 or our Fishponds practice on 0117 965 4434.   


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