Opticians Blog: Peter's Vision
Grandpa Harold, who was the first Turner in our family to qualify as an Optometrist in 1939, was a keen gardener & Rotarian. He applied himself to all he did with a commitment to doing things thoroughly; we are still benefitting from this approach to his gardening today. He was, perhaps without realising it, ahead of the current trend as one of many organic gardeners of his generation.
The effort he applied to preparing the ground, developing his own four year cycle of compost preparation, careful crop rotation, and planting only the best seeds means even today our family enjoy home grown organic veg from the ground Grandfather Harold prepared decades ago.
I must thank my Dad Philip, who these days does most of the preparation & planting and then kindly goes on holiday when the crops are ready for picking leaving the pleasure of enjoying the fruit and veg to Jo and I!
So why should you choose Turners Opticians?
Grandfather Harold and Dad Philip after him, taught me the family approach of attention to detail and dedication to all we do. This approach remains at the core of Turners Opticians to this day.
Since Harold started out in 1939 our focus has been giving the best eye care to each & every patient. Our specialist clinical equipment means we are able to examine the health of your eyes with a fine detail not even dreamt of in Harold (& even Phillip’s) time! The gratitude of many patients who have benefitted from early detection and treatment of their eye, vision and general health problems is such a rewarding part of our jobs.
As well as my 10 years working in the Bristol Eye Hospital, I along with our associate Optometrist’s, have undertaken specialist additional qualifications in detecting (and often managing) eye conditions including macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease & cataracts.
At Turners Opticians we run a successful minor eye conditions clinic for our patients who have dry, sore, gritty, itchy eyes, blepharitis, flashes or floaters and other eye and vision symptoms of concern. The feedback from these high quality, rapid access clinics has been overwhelmingly positive; our patients are especially pleased when we have saved them a 4hr A&E wait!
The advent of our latest generation of spectacle lenses, made possible due to the sophisticated manufacturing technology our lab now uses, enables us to fine tune your spectacle lenses to a precision previously not possible. These lenses are so unique to each patient we can even have a micro engraving of your initials hidden in the lens!
Clinically we have increased the length of our eye care appointments up to 45 minutes to allow time to listen and understand your individual needs, thoroughly check the health of both the front and back of your eyes and also include our sophisticated 3D eye scans and detailed peripheral vision assessments.
Our extended eye exam and minor eye conditions appointments, available to both NHS and private patients, can be booked by calling the practice, popping in to see our friendly team or via our website; www.turnersopticians.co.uk.
October is an exciting season for us at Turners Opticians, we are soon to open our second family practice in Henleaze. You are very welcome to pop in to either (or both!) practices and say Hi.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
Peter Turner is the lead Optometrist at Turners Opticians in Bristol and also works part time as a Senior Optometrist at the Bristol Eye Hospital.