A young woman plays tennis, she is not wearing glasses.

Visual Solution Stories

Trust us to help solve your visual problems at work, play and more

Many people present with visual needs, restricting their enjoyment of a hobby, sport or work issue. Most of the time these problems can be easily solved.

Below are some examples of common problems we have faced and found solutions for

Underwater image of a swimmer cutting through the water wearing prescription swimming goggles.

Swimming Goggles

 

If you're a keen swimmer, you're probably aware that swimming, glasses and contact lenses aren't a great idea. As bad as mint sauce and ice cream we would say!

 

Most people aren't aware that you can have prescription swimming goggles. Our team of Opticians will work out what the best prescription is for your swimming needs and we are able to source a wide range of goggles to suit your needs

 

We have helped many people enjoy their swimming or water sports again, without the worry of their vision restricting their enjoyment. Young or old, we can help

A older woman plays tennis. She is not wearing glasses.

Contact Lenses

 

It doesn't matter how young or old you are, what kind of prescription you have, or what kind of lifestyle you lead - almost anyone can wear contact lenses. There really is nothing stopping you!

 

Common situations where patients will opt to wear contact lenses would be when playing sports or engaging in outdoor activities such as hikes or walks. Social engagements and special occasions may also be moments where contact lenses come in handy

 

A patient really struggled playing tennis in her varifocals - finding them perfect for everyday use, but restrictive for tennis

We talked over her options, popped some lenses in and practiced safely removing them until we were both happy. A follow up appointment a few weeks later confirmed we were both happy and our patient was liberated

 

The result? Maybe not quite playing at Wimbledon, but Devizes Tennis Club has a new star! Importantly, our patients feels much happier with her vision and lifestyle needs addressed. We offer a free contact lens trial, so what are you waiting for?

A young professional uses their laptop at home.

Home & Office Lenses

 

Screen use isn’t new, of course. But for most people, the amount of time spent staring at screens increased during the pandemic. More people are coming into our practices complaining of discomfort using screens

 

There are a few different causes of that discomfort. One is that your eyes are over-dry. Staring at screens causes people to blink less frequently or half-blink so they don’t miss anything, which isn’t good for the eye. Without oil released during blinking, tears keeping the eyes moist become unstable and evaporate, which can cause many kinds of discomfort that people often mistake for eye strain

Take this example, a patient works as a school administrator. Their job involves data input to a computerised system and manual register recording. They are also the first point of contact for school visitors. They had been using spectacles for close work for approximately four years, but with more and more screen work involved, it was becoming a challenge….

We tested their eyes and showed that an ‘arms length’ prescription or ‘VDU’ prescription needed to be incorporated

They worried how this would work- “I can’t switch between 2 pairs all day!”

Our opticians talked about a lens that incorporated both-we explored all the options and discussed their needs

The result was a great pair of glasses, one pair of glasses offering clear vision from the screen to their reading distance achieving the goal of making their vision at work in clear focus again

Looking For Eyewear Unique To You?

We offer frames that can be tailored to your style and needs. Just like a fitted suit, we carefully take extra measurements to ensure the perfect fit

Stylish clear acetate frames with coloured sides.

Lindberg

 

LINDBERG provides a wide array of exciting designs in titanium, acetate and precious metals. With an extended modular system containing billions of combinations, the wearer can create their very own bespoke pair of LINDBERGs

Showing a sample of the wide range of colours and finishes that can be used in February 31st bespoke frames.

FEB31st

 

Sustainable, Wooden Glasses

Each Feb31st frame is handcrafted from 13 layers of certified FSC ecologically harvested woods, including bolivar and kauri. This and the ability to laser engrave your frames, allows you to completely personalise your very own pair of wooden glasses. These Italian designed and made wooden glasses are perfect for everybody out there looking for beautifully styled, lightweight and thoughtfully designed eyewear that can be customised to be as unique as you

Visual Solution Stories.

Trust us to help solve your visual problems at work, play and more.

Many people present with visual needs, restricting their enjoyment of a hobby, sport or work issue. Most of the time these problems can be easily solved.

Below are some examples of common problems we have faced and found solutions for.

Visual Solution Stories

Trust us to help solve your visual problems at work, play and more

Many people present with visual needs, restricting their enjoyment of a hobby, sport or work issue. Most of the time these problems can be easily solved.

Below are some examples of common problems we have faced and found solutions for

Swimming Goggles

 

Keen swimmer? Glasses wearer, or maybe you wear contact lenses, too? The two don't mix.

 

Most people aren't aware that you can have prescription swimming goggles. Our team of Opticians will work out what the best prescription is for your swimming needs and we are able to source a wide range of goggles to suit your needs.

 

We have helped many people enjoy their swimming or water sports again, without the worry of their vision restricting their enjoyment. Yong or old, we can help.

Swimming Goggles

 

Keen swimmer? You're probably aware that swimming, glasses and contact lenses aren't a great idea. As bad as mint sauce and ice cream we would say!

 

Most people aren't aware that you can have prescription swimming goggles. Our team of Opticians will work out what the best prescription is for your swimming needs and we are able to source a wide range of goggles to suit your needs

 

We have helped many people enjoy their swimming or water sports again, without the worry of their vision restricting their enjoyment. Young or old, we can help

Contact Lenses

 

It doesn't matter how young or old you are, what kind of prescription you have, or what kind of lifestyle you lead - almost anyone can wear contact lenses. If you and your Optician are happy that you're comfortable putting them in, taking them out, and cleaning them, then there's really nothing stopping you.

 

Common situations where patients will opt to wear contact lenses would be when playing sports or engaging in outdoor activities such as hikes or walks. Social engagement and special occasions may also be moments where contact lenses come in handy.

 

A patient really struggled playing tennis in her varifocals - finding them perfect for everyday use, but restrictive for tennis.

 

We talked over her options, popped some lenses in and practiced safely removing them until we were both happy. A follow up appointment a few weeks later confirmed we were both happy and our patient was liberated.

 

The result? Maybe not quite playing in Wimbledon, but Devizes Tennis Club has a new star! IMportantly, our patients feels much happier with her vision and lifestyle needs addressed. We offer a free Contact lens trial so what are you waiting for?

Contact Lenses

 

It doesn't matter how young or old you are, what kind of prescription you have, or what kind of lifestyle you lead - almost anyone can wear contact lenses. If you and your Optician are happy that you're comfortable putting them in, taking them out, and cleaning them, then there's really nothing stopping you

 

Common situations where patients will opt to wear contact lenses would be when playing sports or engaging in outdoor activities such as hikes or walks. Social engagement and special occasions may also be moments where contact lenses come in handy

 

A patient really struggled playing tennis in her varifocals - finding them perfect for everyday use, but restrictive for tennis

 

We talked over her options, popped some lenses in and practiced safely removing them until we were both happy. A follow up appointment a few weeks later confirmed we were both happy and our patient was liberated

 

The result? Maybe not quite playing in Wimbledon, but Devizes Tennis Club has a new star! Importantly, our patients feels much happier with her vision and lifestyle needs addressed. We offer a free Contact lens trial so what are you waiting for?

Home & Office Lenses

 

Screen use isn’t new, of course. But for most people, the amount of time spent staring at screens increased during the pandemic. More people are coming into our practices complaining of discomfort using screens.

 

There are a few different causes of that discomfort. One is that your eyes are over-dry. Staring at screens causes people to blink less frequently or half-blink so they don’t miss anything, which isn’t good for the eye. Without oil released during blinking, tears keeping the eyes moist become unstable and evaporate, which can cause many kinds of discomfort that people often mistake for eye strain.

Take this example, a patient works as a school administrator. Their job involves data input to a computerised system and manual register recording. They are also the first point of contact for school visitors. They had been using spectacles for close work for approximately four years, but with more and more screen work involved, it was becoming a challenge….

We tested their eyes and showed that an ‘arms length’ prescription or ‘VDU’ prescription was needed to be incorporated.

They worried how this would work- “I can’t switch between 2 pairs all day!”

Our opticians talked about a lens that incorporated both-we explored all the options and discussed their needs.

The result was a great pair of glasses, one pair of glasses offering clear vision from the screen to their reading distance achieving the goal of making their vision at work in clear focus again.

Home & Office Lenses

 

Screen use isn’t new, of course. But for most people, the amount of time spent staring at screens increased during the pandemic. More people are coming into our practices complaining of discomfort using screens

 

There are a few different causes of that discomfort. One is that your eyes are over-dry. Staring at screens causes people to blink less frequently or half-blink so they don’t miss anything, which isn’t good for the eye. Without oil released during blinking, tears keeping the eyes moist become unstable and evaporate, which can cause many kinds of discomfort that people often mistake for eye strain

Take this example, a patient works as a school administrator. Their job involves data input to a computerised system and manual register recording. They are also the first point of contact for school visitors. They had been using spectacles for close work for approximately four years, but with more and more screen work involved, it was becoming a challenge….

We tested their eyes and showed that an ‘arms length’ prescription or ‘VDU’ prescription was needed to be incorporated

They worried how this would work- “I can’t switch between 2 pairs all day!”

Our opticians talked about a lens that incorporated both-we explored all the options and discussed their needs

The result was a great pair of glasses, one pair of glasses offering clear vision from the screen to their reading distance achieving the goal of making their vision at work in clear focus again

Lindberg

 

LINDBERG provides a wide array of exciting designs in titanium, acetate and precious metals. With an extended modular system containing billions of combinations, the wearer can create their very own bespoke pair of LINDBERGs.

Lindberg

 

LINDBERG provides a wide array of exciting designs in titanium, acetate and precious metals. With an extended modular system containing billions of combinations, the wearer can create their very own bespoke pair of LINDBERGs

FEB31st

 

Sustainable, Wooden Glasses.

Each Feb31st frame is handcrafted from 13 layers of certified FSC ecologically harvested woods, including bolivar and kauri. This and the ability to laser engrave your frames, allows you to completely personalise your very own pair of wooden glasses. These Italian designed and made wooden glasses are perfect for everybody out there looking for beautifully styled, lightweight and thoughtfully designed eyewear that can be customised to be as unique as you.

FEB31st

 

Sustainable, Wooden Glasses

Each Feb31st frame is handcrafted from 13 layers of certified FSC ecologically harvested woods, including bolivar and kauri. This and the ability to laser engrave your frames, allows you to completely personalise your very own pair of wooden glasses. These Italian designed and made wooden glasses are perfect for everybody out there looking for beautifully styled, lightweight and thoughtfully designed eyewear that can be customised to be as unique as you

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Practice

Bradford-on-Avon

Practice

Devizes

Practice

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