What is a cataract?

Posted on 23rd April 2018 in News

by Naz Ahmed, optometrist at AJ Spurrett Opticians, Blackburn A cataract is a common eye disease in which the clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque, causing a decrease in vision. Most cataracts are related to ageing and are very common amongst older people. You may be asking – what is the lens? […]

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Emily’s eye care mission to Malawi

Posted on 23rd April 2018 in News

Optometry student Emily Hancock is embarking on a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to provide free eye care for people in Malawi this summer. Emily, 19, from Netherton in Huddersfield, travels to the south east African country in July and will spend a month providing free eye tests and suitable glasses to local people, along […]

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Top 5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Pair of Glasses

Posted on 10th April 2018 in News

      by Adrian Aaron, dispensing optician Aaron’s Opticians, Stockport With the near endless amount of frame styles, shapes and sizes, it can be rather daunting to choose a pair of spectacles that do the job as intended, look good and feel comfortable. Here are a few pointers that I hope will help you […]

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Valli Opticians launches visionary contact lens recycling scheme

Posted on 10th April 2018 in News

             The Valli Group of Opticians is helping to protect the environment by launching a contact lens recycling scheme at its practices to divert the waste from landfill sites. Contact lens wearers can drop off their used contact lenses, top foil and blister packs in special Zero Waste Boxes at Valli Opticians’ […]

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Buying glasses online vs from your local optician. An honest comparison.

Posted on 9th April 2018 in News

   by Steven Whittaker, branch manager of A.J. Spurrett Opticians, Blackburn With the world’s economy in crises almost everyone is being extremely savvy with their hard-earned pennies.  Gone are the days of walking into a shop and expecting that the price on the ticket is the ‘best’ price. In fact, most of us, including myself, […]

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What is Visual Stress?

Posted on 5th April 2018 in News

      by Sarah Duckworth, Optometrist at Valli Opticians Honley/Meltham in Huddersfield As a local optician I often see children and young people who have visual stress. They don’t realise that the reason they are struggling to read is because they have this condition.  It’s more common than most people realise with some estimates […]

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Top 6 Tips When Choosing Sunglasses

Posted on 3rd April 2018 in News

      by Rachael Rose, Dispensing Optician and Practice Manager at Valli Opticians Honley/Meltham 1. UV Protection The number one priority when choosing a new pair of sunglasses should be the level of UV protection the lenses provide. Always check that your new sunglasses will provide 100% UV protection, this can also be referred to […]

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Is my contact lens stuck in my eye? And other common questions…

Posted on 27th March 2018 in News

  by Eleanor Swystun, Optometrist at Valli Opticians practices in Almondbury and Lockwood, Huddersfield As a local optician I often get asked an array of questions about contact lenses. So here I answer some of the most commonly asked questions and also expel some contact lens myths! Can my contact lens get stuck in my […]

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What are varifocal glasses?

Posted on 20th March 2018 in News

         by Jess Green, Practice Manager at Valli Opticians Almondbury and student dispensing optician One of the most common questions we get asked as dispensing opticians is about varifocals. Patients want to know how much they cost, what the lenses do and “will they work for me?” So, here’s my low down […]

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Valli Group goes from strength to strength

Posted on 19th March 2018 in News

The Valli Group of opticians practices, which was founded in Huddersfield by husband and wife team Moin and Rachel Valli, continues to go from strength to strength. The Group has acquired a new practice in Hull to compliment its group of 14 practices across the North of England. Formerly T Berriman Opticians the Valli Group has […]

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