Opticians Blog: Peter's Vision
With the darker evenings and increasing rain (did it ever decrease?) I must admit that although a keen cyclist I am taking to the car at least once a week now. I am not sure if you notice an increase in headlight glare each year when driving - it could just be me? I am still a huge fan of my contrast enhancers, particularly on those days I have to drive, either day or night in the mist or rain. The clearer vision from these glasses lenses is just superb!
Never one to shy away from trying new tech, I was really looking forward to my bespoke frame consultation this week. Yes, I have had a bespoke frame consultation! I chose a frame made from carbon fibre and titanium. The fitting model was already quite comfortable, but I did have the nose bridge width reduced by 1mm - making the frame much more comfortable, and the side length increased by 5mm. I never thought I had a big head, but apparently my cranium is a touch larger than some. The thing that really struck me was the quality of the frames, even the fitting model was just superbly manufactured and amazingly light.
The first thing most of us Brits will be thinking by now is golly gosh just how much is all that going to cost? Well to be fair I am not exactly sure. I had a rough quote, and I can say it is more than a nice lunch for Jo and I but less than a night for the two of us in a hotel. Anyhow the price is not the point here, this is my treat to myself for passing my exams over the summer. (Yes, yes I know, Jo my wife got 91% and I was behind her with 89%, not that I am competitive but there is always next time…)
This talk of bespoke did get me thinking about our extended eye exam, which has in fact been truly bespoke for almost a year now. Gone are the days of the ‘routine eye exam’ or the ‘standard sight test’, bespoke eye care is here to stay - at least in my clinic!
The Turners Opticians extended eye exam is a more thorough and in-depth assessment of your eye health and vision. We have time to discuss any concerns you may have as well as reviewing the sophisticated 3D eye imaging scans and detailed peripheral vision assessments. Your eye exam is tailored to your individual needs, resulting in a higher quality of care and more satisfying experience. I would like to extend a personal heart felt thanks to all of you who have experience and then recommended our bespoke eye care.
So how do you book an extended (bespoke!) eye exam at Turners Opticians, well either pop in, telephone, email us or visit our online booking page on our website www.turnersopticians.co.uk
Our family practices are now open in both Fishponds and 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.