July 2020: Peter's Vision

July 14 2020

THE fact that I’m writing a blog again after a three month break is another welcome step towards normality! I trust that you and yours are all well. If you’ve suffered the tragedy of losing a loved one then I’m very sorry, and having lost our Dad Phil Turner just before the Covid outbreak took hold, I have sympathy with your loss.

Moving forward as we all have to, at Turners Opticians we’re well into our new ways of working.  Our patient-focused eye care has continued throughout the crisis.  We’ve been taken on a journey we’re blessed to have survived and hope never to have to repeat again!  The recent shutdown has given many of us time to reflect on what truly matters and what we can do to make a positive change for our families and friends.

We’re delighted to be able to welcome patients back to our practices by appointment.  From an optical perspective we’re seeing more and more of you each week as we all work towards resuming normal service.  For everyone’s safety and comfort we’re strictly following the guidelines for cleaning and sanitisation.  We’re asking you to wear a face covering and telephone ahead to arrange a time to visit, so we can all practise physical distancing.

As we look to the future, we’ve taken the opportunity to refresh and re-energise our frame collections.  You now have a wider than ever choice of glasses - a total emporium to choose from!  In case you’ve missed the launch, our new MAXX glasses have been incredibly popular.  This is a new collection we put together ourselves and launched just a few long months ago!

While our MAXX collection gives you affordable style for glasses or sunglasses, the everyday luxury of our Tom Davies glasses continues to be a hit.  As an experienced wearer of these frames myself, they’re my 'go to' option for style and comfort.  You can experience these too, just telephone to book a frame styling consultation and our friendly team will be pleased to assist you.

When you come and see us you can expect the usual high standards of personal service and professional expertise you’re used to, from you local independent opticians.  You and your loved ones are most welcome to telephone and arrange a time to come and see us for your eye care and new glasses.

To book an extended eye exam or frame style consultation for yourself or those you love, please call our Henleaze practice on 0117 962 2474 or our Fishponds practice on 0117 965 4434.   

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.