Why you should always have your sunglasses close to hand

Posted on 15th January 2019 in News

 By Aziz Mohammed, Dispensing Optician at Barradells Opticians Cheadle Hulme “Grab your sunglasses and hit the road.” My sunglasses (polarised) are one of the most essential items that I keep in my car. The elimination of glare from the low winter sun on wet roads gives me the most comfortable vision whilst driving in these […]

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The 12 Days of Christmas by Valli Opticians

Posted on 18th December 2018 in News

Here it is! The 12 Days of Christmas by Valli Opticians. Performed by our very own Steven Whittaker, practice manager of our Blackburn branch, and featuring many of our fabulous team. Wishing you a Spectacular Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

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Community Fashion Show raises funds for local cancer charity

Posted on 4th December 2018 in News

              At Valli Opticians we love to collaborate with other local independent businesses. One place where this works well is Hebden Bridge, with its abundance of independent shops and supportive community there is always an opportunity to work with like minded individuals to create exciting and popular events. On […]

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My Top 4 Multifocal Lenses

Posted on 4th December 2018 in News

 by James Houlihan, Lab Manager, Valli Opticians Group Whittling down the number of multifocal lenses on the market to my top four hasn’t been easy because of the vast amount of lenses that are available. Also, new technology is constantly being used to improve lens designs to keep up with our ever evolving lifestyles. The […]

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Children’s Eye Care Matters!

Posted on 4th December 2018 in News

The next stage of our Children’s Eye Care Matters campaign has begun, as we provide local schools with free vision screening. Today (Tuesday 4th December) our MD Moin Valli is visiting Moldgreen Community Primary School in Huddersfield to carry out vision screening for their reception class children. Each child will have their vision assessed and […]

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Fashion Show in Hebden Bridge

Posted on 19th November 2018 in News

Our Hebden Bridge practice is hosting SEEN – a fashion show with a difference on Thursday 29th November with Dragonfly Boutique. This follows last year’s popular event which saw our opticians practice packed with people and this year’s event looks set to be the same with only a few tickets left! There’ll be a more […]

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Road Safety Week: Does your vision meet the required standard for driving?

Posted on 19th November 2018 in News

  As it’s Road Safety Week we wanted to remind motorists of the importance of making sure their vision meets the required standard for driving. Current rules state that car drivers and motorcyclists (group 1) must be able to read (with glasses or contact lenses if necessary) a car number plate from 20 metres. It’s […]

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Contact lens recycling – six months on

Posted on 8th November 2018 in News

Photo caption: Mathew Reeves, Assistant Manager at Valli Opticians Hebden Bridge, with one of the recycling boxes. It’s six months since Valli Opticians became the first in the country to offer contact lens recycling and the scheme is going from strength to strength. Despite being based in the North of England the opticians group has been […]

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Local MP supports Barradells Opticians’ ‘Red Book’ Campaign

Posted on 8th November 2018 in News

Mary Robinson, MP for Cheadle, is supporting a local optician’s practice in its campaign to raise awareness about the importance of children’s eye examinations. Barradells Opticians in Cheadle Hulme (part of the Valli Opticians Group) is campaigning for a greater emphasis on children’s eye health to be included in the Personal Child Health Record (commonly […]

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What are the tell-tale signs of poor sight in a child?

Posted on 29th October 2018 in News

    by Nazmeen Ahmed, Resident Optometrist at Valli Opticians Blackburn It is often difficult to tell if your child is having problems with their eyes, some children are more vocal than others and can pinpoint things you didn’t realise they knew about, whilst other children will not say a peep about anything. But, as […]

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