March 2020: Peter's Vision

March 24 2020

Glasses catch the eye

It’s quite a key part of being Opticians, and something we never take for granted - the benefit to our patients of a new pair of glasses.  Now there are many reasons you may wish to visit an optician, from needing an eye test for work to checking your vision meets the driving standard, but let's never forget that such an important part of our work is simply providing you with clearer vision.

I read an article recently entitled protecting your eyes from winter.  I must say that this caught my eye.  Tips included turning down your heating to prevent dry eye, which is maybe okay for some, but I know this would be unpopular in my house!  The advice to cut down on coffee to prevent dry eye was an interesting one as well.  Now I’m not saying I totally disagree with this advice but perhaps if you’ve dry eye in the winter try drinking a little more water and even using artificial tear drops too. I’ve also read about the lower winter light levels making it harder for us to see indoors. 

This is quite sensible, and I’m sure many of us would just reach for the light switch and hey presto - it’s light again!  Seriously though, I think the point being made was that in dim light you’re  more aware of the changes in vision you’ve maybe been putting off getting looked at.  We all do it, just because we're human.  Perhaps we also have at the back of our minds the cost of getting help, as well as the desire to keep our eyes young.  

Well, we can help here!  Our exciting new glasses collection called Maxx give you the on trend look we all want as well as a price to keep your wallets happy too!  Whether you need help to see far, close or far and close, with our custom design lenses it’s only you who will know that your glasses aren’t just to make you look smarter!  If you choose glasses from the new Maxx range you’ll get lighter lenses and anti-glare coating all included.

You & your family are most welcome to come and see us for your eye care & on trend new Maxx glasses.  We’d like to check you can see clearly and have healthy eyes too!  To book an extended eye exam or frame style consultation for yourself or those you love, please call 0117 962 2474 or 0117 965 4434.  Appointments can also be booked via our website, or just pop in to our practices in Henleaze or Fishponds and say Hi!

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.