News

New Recycling for contact lens waste

The threat of plastic pollution is something we are very aware of at Orriss and Low. We have been using paper bags and researching environmentally friendly spectacle frames for several years. So we are delighted that we have now found a responsible waste stream for contact lens waste. We have teamed up with Johnson & Johnson and Terracycle to collect all contact lens waste from our customers and ourselves.

Quick guide to contact lens waste.

  1. NEVER PUT CONTACT LENSES DOWN THE SINK OR TOILET. Some older soft contact lens materials will biodegrade but newer versions do not and can float through our oceans for ever!
  2. If possible dispose of your waste in your kerbside recycling collections. If you live in North Somerset you should be able to this but in Somerset this is not currently an option and it will go to landfill.
  3. If you cannot dispose of the waste from your home, just bring it in to us and hand it into Reception. We will make sure it goes to Terracycle who will recycle what ever is possible. Go to their website to see the amazing range of goods they have converted waste into. http://www.protecttheplanet.co.uk/

Staff News

Optometrists

Samantha Good will be with us Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays & David Good on occasional days from February 2019. We are also pleased to add that you may see Julie Savage back for a few days in 2019.

New Keratographer

This is a new machine to look at the front of your eyes. It can map the corneal contours, great for a perfect contact lens fit; it can show exactly how your tear film dries out between blinks and helps us, to help you, to have more comfortable eyes.  Ask us abut it next time we see you.

Staff News

Gemma Bradford has successfully completed her training as a Dispensing Optician and is now fully qualified.

Cycle Racks for All

We now have 3 lovely new cycle racks outside the practice. Whilst these are primarily provided for our Clients and Staff, they are free to be used to increase cycle security for anyone in the village.

If you can think of any other improvements to the Practice that we could make please let us know. We love to hear your comments and are always willing to do what we can to improve your visits to us.

Updated Optomap

After 13 years of very heavy use, our Optomap Retinal Examination machine was replaced in September, by the latest version. It is a smaller and quieter machine, but has all the features of the previous version, plus a brand new scan that will reveal even more about the workings of your eyes. Just make sure you book for an Optomap at your next visit.

Free WiFi

Our free wifi access is proving very popular. Simply ask for the password when you arrive and enjoy free browsing whilst you are with us.

Which Report: Best Places to Buy Glasses July 2014

In July 2014 the magazine, Which, published a survey of 5,409 members, which clearly showed that Independent Optometrists are the favourite place to buy spectacles with a customer score of 88%. Many bigger High Street names were down the list, scoring as little as 59%.