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Glazing spectacle lenses

I’m often asked how prescription lenses are cut into the various shapes of frame available. At Lawrence and Harris, we are lucky enough to have our own glazing lab within our Caerphilly Practice. The vast majority of frames including rimless, semi-rimless and sports glasses are glazed by Terry our glazing lab technician. Usually only safety glasses are glazed elsewhere.

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Contact Lenses

Why try contact lenses?

Contact lenses can give you a fresh look, the freedom to be more active, and the ability to see your best. They are an excellent alternative to glasses. They will affect how you see – and how other people see you. Discover the benefits.

Look great without glasses!

  • Wear them all the time or just occasionally for socialising, sport or special events.
  • Rediscover your natural beauty without glasses.
  • Look good without frames blocking your face.
  • Show off your make-up without glasses.
  • Choose from a wide range of non-prescription sunglasses.

Who can wear contact lenses?

With the advent of silicone hydrogel (soft) contact lenses and ever increasing prescription ranges,  more people than ever can enjoy the freedom of contact lenses. Daily lenses are now also available in the high performance silicone hydrogel material with ACUVUE TruEye and Sauflon Clariti lenses. Even if you need reading glasses, that’s not a problem as lens makers are designing ever more successful multifocal lenses.

TruEye Pack
TruEye Pack
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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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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: