Lynne Fernandes Optometrists gets a makeover in time for National Eye Health Week!

It’s exciting times at Gloucester Road as Lynne Fernandes have been closed for a few weeks for a makeover. 

Their boutique style opticians has been created around styling and finding the perfect glasses for you in relaxed, modern and beautiful surroundings.  Come in now and see the difference!

Commenting Lynne Fernandes said, “In line with our vision and values to delight customers with our clinical expertise and exceptional customer service, our new look is about creating the very best customer experience.  And, at a time when the retail industry is struggling and we’ve seen a number of closures in the last 12 months alone on Gloucester Road, we’re really proud to be investing in our independent business and the local area, creating a new vision for the practice.”

Re-opening on 24 September coincides with National Eye Health Week and they have some special opening offers for you.  Keep up-to-date via their website and social media channels.

Could your child’s bad eyesight be treated in their sleep?

As part of National Eye Health week, Lynne Fernandes Optometrists are also raising awareness of a revolutionary new treatment which can help correct children’s eyesight whilst they sleep.

The Award-winning optometrists are one of the first opticians in the UK to offer this recently launched ground-breaking contact lens treatment for Myopia – an increasing eye health issue of which every parent should be aware.

Myopia is blurry long-distance vision, often called short-sighted or near-sighted, which means a child with myopia can see clearly up close, but words and objects look fuzzy from a distance, contributing to difficulties at school.

Lynne said many parents aren’t aware of the revolutionary new treatment which can help stop myopia progression.

She explained: “Childhood myopia is most commonly caused by the eyes growing too long, or continuing to grow after the age of ten to twelve when eye growth should normally cease. Genetics, environment and an individual’s characteristics can all contribute to this excess growth. In younger children, myopia progresses more quickly because their eyes are growing at a faster rate, leading to higher levels of myopia, stronger glasses and more eye health risks.”

Lynne, who won Optometrist of the Year in the national 2016 Opticians Awards and Family Opticians of the year in this year’s (2018) Opticians Awards, explained the various treatments.

“There are several lens options available, new MiSight® one day disposable lenses are specifically designed to manage myopia progression and scientifically proven to slow it down by up to 59% over two years. As a soft, daily disposable lens it’s comfortable to wear and suitable for children from six years and up.

“Another option we offer is overnight treatment with rigid lenses called OrthoKeratology or Ortho-K. These are specially shaped contact lenses which gently flatten the cornea so that the light focuses correctly on the back of the retina. The lenses act like a miniature jelly mould and because the cornea is elastic it will retain the corrected shape for at least 36 hours. These lenses are custom designed and are worn every night while you’re asleep, so that no spectacles or contact lenses need to be worn during the day.

“Knowing which option could be right for your child is difficult but we offer advice on the right contact lens to help slow down your child’s myopia progression. What’s important to remember is that for children with Myopia, the younger they start the treatment the better chance of success.

We also give lifestyle advice to help reduce the rate of myopia progression”

If you would like to find out more or to book in please get in touch on the contact details below.

The Autumn Collection

Their new boutique style optician is the perfect backdrop to showcase the stunning range of eyewear in our new Autumn Collection. The team research and select only the very best frames for the collection. They’re not only chic, but crafted to the highest quality and designed for ultimate comfort.

Here’s a selection of designer brands in the collection.

  • LINDBERG – Danish by design and synonymous with award-winning, rimless glasses
  • Barton Perreira – handmade, unique luxury eyewear
  • Ray-Ban – the face of cool for over seventy years
  • MOSCOT – a New York City institute with bold, retro styles

There’s a style, shape and colour to suit everyone. So whether your look is smart, elegant, fun, confident, cool or quirky, there’s a glasses frame to match.

The team will be happy to help you to see the beauty of autumn with the best vision possible and a stylish new look.

Book an appointment online now. Pop in to 75 Gloucester Road or call 0117 942 6843.

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