March 2022: Peter's Vision

February 24 2022

Advanced eye care

I was reflecting this month that we’ve had our second practice for over 5 years.  Has it always been a smooth road?  Well honestly, no.  But I’ve learnt a lot, enjoyed meeting many new patients and been humbled by the significant number of patients who have chosen to return to see us too!

So as an Optician, what do we offer?  Our primary offering is advanced eye care.  How does this look?  Well it starts with our ethos.  We aim to make you, our patient, feel relaxed, informed and reassured following a visit to us for your eye care.  How do we do this?  We start by allowing enough time to listen to any vision concerns you may have and we carry out a good number of checks of your eyes and visual system.  The latest addition to our clinical practice is a new, super sophisticated, instrument (it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the latest tech!) which lets us look into both the front and back of your eyes with more detail and clarity than ever before!

Why are we so focussed on eye care?  Simply it’s our passion, and the reason why we invest so much in our Optometry practices - for the benefits of our patients.  Almost all of us rely on our eyes and vision for so, so many of the day to day aspects of our lives, it’s easy to take our sight for granted.  We also firmly believe in preventative steps wherever needed, and regularly advise our patients on the best way to care for their eye health and vision to keep them seeing clearly far into the future too!

There’s another reason to come and see us at Turner's Opticians this month.  We’ve an amazing new range of frames to show you!  I’ll say from the outset that this is probably the fastest I’ve ever stocked a new range of frames, such is my excitement at having viewed them.  I will also say that I’m the proud owner of a set of Walter & Herbert frames myself!  As you can see from the picture, I’ve changed from my chunky Ray-Bans to a new look for this year.

Walter & Herbert have been designing and making glasses in the UK since the 1940’s.  They bring an innovative and creative outlook, through which the family have honed and perfected not only the frame style & design, but also the exquisite quality of the finished frames.  I’m super chuffed with the look and feel of mine too.  I appreciate that how glasses feel may be an interesting thing for an Optometrist to say, but yes, the details matter, well to me anyway!  

When it comes to your eyes, we’d love to see you and for you to experience the advanced 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 that both look and feel great too, 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.  

We look forward to seeing you soon! 


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.