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Ray-Ban Tech Collection

RB 8306 RayBan Tech Collection
RB 8306 RayBan Tech Collection

Today we received our first of the new Ray-Ban Tech Collection. They are “designed with innovative materials and techniques” and “reflect Ray-Ban’s celebrated history of leading with style and technology.” For example the RB 8306 (pictured) is made out of Carbon Fibre and has polarised brown lenses for reduced glare.

The Carbon fibre sheet, made of seven layers and bonded with resin is water-cut for accuracy. While light and strong, carbon fibre frames are also flexible, comfortable and highly resistant.

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Caerphilly practice Sunglasses

Life is a Beach!

No matter what the weather, the sun always shines at Lawrence and Harris.

Beach mural at the Caerphilly practice 2010
Beach mural at the Caerphilly practice 2010

Today, local signwriter Jason Howells has delighted us with a gloriously sunny beach mural.

The 2010 version of our Caerphilly practice’s summer window features palm trees, an inviting ocean, a luscious golden beach and a yacht.

Over the past three summers Jason has given us sizzling variations on the beach theme, but this years is the largest and best yet!

The beach mural’s aim along with this blog post is to remind passers by of the importance of protecting your eyes from UV by wearing sunglasses, especially during the summer and when away on holidays.

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Caerphilly practice Low Vision Services Ystrad Mynach practice

Free Low Vision Aids (Wales)

Welsh low vision service logo
Welsh low vision service logo

Because of changes that can occur in the eye, it is not always possible to achieve the level of vision you are used to with conventional spectacles.

Welsh Low Vision Service

Four of our Optometrists including myself have been accredited practitioners under the ‘Welsh Low Vision Scheme’ for many years now. As part of this Welsh Assembly funded scheme, we offer free Low Vision Assessments to the visually impaired and appropriate magnifying aids, telescopes, glare shields and electronic aids on free loan. If needed we will use our local knowledge to refer you to other services in our area.

If you wish to be assessed under this scheme, you can either book an appointment yourself or ask your Ophthalmologist, Doctor, Optometrist or Social Worker to refer you to us.

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Caerphilly practice Sport Sunglasses

Oakley Sunglasses

Oakley Radar
Oakley Radar polished black/red with Pitch shaped Transitions lens

Whether you love skiing or snowboarding, cycling or golf you will have no doubt bumped into someone who owns or is wearing a pair of Oakley Sunglasses.

We have been an Official Oakley Dealer for many years now and always have a wide selection of current styles in stock. However, if we don’t have what you want, we will order it direct from Oakley for you.

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Caerphilly practice Equipment Services

Imaging the inside of your eye

Ever wondered what it is we see when we look inside your eyes with “that bright light”? Well, the bright light is an instrument called an Ophthalmoscope. Its design allows us to illuminate the inside of your eye so that we can detect disease and abnormalities such as diabetes, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Right fundus
Right fundus

Most of the time, that’s all we need to do, but if there was something abnormal, it is useful to take a photo of what we see. To do this we now use our Digital Fundus Camera. Not all Ophthalmic Opticians have access to a fundus camera and it was a huge investment, but we think it is extremely important to our patient’s eye care because:

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Transitions® photochromatic lenses

See life in a whole new light

Transitions clear
Transitions lenses in their clear state

During sight tests i’m often asked about photochromatic lenses, so called “lenses that go dark in the sun“.

Basically these lenses react to the ultra-violet light in sunlight and become darker. Indoor lighting emits very little ultra-violet light and so the lenses return to their clear state. The brighter the sun, the more ultra-violet light and so the darker the lens becomes. Simple! 🙂

We now offer the most advanced photochromic lenses with enhanced performance for healthy sight. Transitions VI lenses automatically adapt to changing light conditions to reduce eye fatigue and eye strain and are darker outdoors particularly in hot temperatures.