Category Archives: News in Anstey

Specialist Therapeutic Eyecare now available at Opticare

Are you concerned about your eyes? Perhaps you worry about whether you have an eye condition, but the idea of waiting a long time to see a specialist puts you off making an appointment. The good news is that Amar-Kaash Gandecha, our director, can now diagnose certain eye conditions at Opticare without the need for […]

MiYOSMART – New technology to slow the progression of short-sightedness in children

This week we’ve launched a new product, the MiYOSMART lens. It is a spectacle lens which is designed to help slow the progression of myopia (short-sightedness) in children, which has shown excellent results in a long term research study. What is Myopia? We have previously written a guide to Myopia in children, if you want […]

Nighttime driving glasses to reduce glare and reflections

With nights starting earlier, at this time of year, we tend to find ourselves driving more and more at night. This can bring different problems to do with vision and remaining safe behind the wheel. Driving at night affects many aspects of vision, including depth perception, colour recognition, and peripheral vision, for which nighttime driving […]

Glasses and lenses to help with your hobby

During the lockdown, many UK citizens turned to new hobbies to occupy their time and keep their sanity. A recent survey has revealed the top 6 hobbies taken up during lockdown were: Learning a language Fitness training DIY Yoga Baking Gardening If you have taken up one of the new hobbies above or even a […]

How to stop glasses steaming up wearing a mask

With new legislation here in the UK recommending everyone wears a face mask when out shopping or in public areas indoors, us glasses wearers are suffering from a new problem. The steaming up or fogging of our lenses on our glasses. Before COVID-19 and the mandatory wearing of face masks, this was never a problem, […]

Opticare Are Re-Opening

We are open sign in Leicester branch window

We are re-opening Wednesday 13th May. Given the news that the UK is now past the peak number of Coronavirus cases, we are cautiously re-opening our branches for essential appointments, from the 13th May, Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm. RESTRICTIONS APPLY, PLEASE READ ON FOR DETAILS…

Energy Efficient Lighting now complete in all our practices

LED Lighting in ceiling at Newark branch

In February we finished a project which we began last year, with the last filament bulb light being removed from our Newark practice and being replaced by LED lighting. We now have energy-efficient lighting throughout our branches in Newark, Sileby, Anstey, Birstall. A local electrical company has been working with us to complete the work, […]

Introducing New Electronic Forms (eGOS) for NHS

When a patient visits us who is entitled to free NHS eye tests or an NHS voucher, General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) forms have to be completed by hand and returned to Primary Care Support England to process the claim. But not any more. Introducing our eGOS system for faster, secure claims. Primary Care Support England […]

Our Response to COVID-19

It is with a heavy heart we write this message. Due to the Prime Minister’s announcement on the evening of 23rd March, we have made the difficult decision to close our practices until further notice. Therefore we will not be opening on 24th March 2020. We will, of course, continue to monitor the situation and […]

We’ve been featured in a leading industry magazine

OT cover with Opticare

In October, we were featured in a national optometry magazine. It was a privilege to be asked and great recognition for our business. Along with 2 other UK based family businesses we were asked to give our views on the role of education in keeping family businesses relevant. It’s great to get the recognition within […]

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