Newsletter – Autumn 2011

The practice is delighted to welcome a new dispensing optician to our team. Moya De’Ath joined us over the summer from Oxfordshire. She brings extra skills from her early career in Nursing within the hospital eye service, as well as her more recent dispensing expertise. Moya is here full-time and happy to discuss different spectacle lens types with you as well as help in your choice of new frames.

Stephen Whitehead is still our dispensing optician working in St Davids on Tuesdays but he will be working a bit less in Fishguard. Stephen wants to spend more time in his garden and walking in the Preseli hills.

Over recent weeks we have taken on two new ranges of spectacle frames. Marc by Marc Jacobs offer bright bold colours for men and women in both plastics and metal frames, some with stripes whilst others have a mottled effect. Most of the Marc frames have sprung hinge sides and make a great statement.

For those ladies who prefer something slightly more subtle the new CC (Country Casuals) range modelled by Jane Seymour are in autumnal tones of bronze and mulberry with pretty details on the sides.

One of our optometrists, Mr Baker, has been in serious training over recent months and successfully completed six triathlons over the summer, all in commendable times. Robin wore his Polaroid sunglasses over 1 Day Acuvue Trueye contact lenses for the running and cycling events. “They were Brilliant,” said Robin. “Polaroid’s cut out so much of the glare on the wet roads as well as offering protection from the wind”.

Michael and Sally were proud to sponsor this years Fishguard Show and enjoyed a day on the field meeting lots of people. The sunshine meant that lots of people stayed on till late watching the competitions and viewing the exhibits. A brilliant day for locals and visitors alike and an important event in the local calendar.

Children from the Holy Name School came to visit the practice just before the summer break. They learnt something about eyes and how they worked; they had a great time with Michael and Ruth.

To celebrate World Sight Day the practice held a Coffee and Cake day. The staff produced a delicious array of cakes and patients were invited to enjoy the fare for a £1 donation. We were very grateful for everybody’s generosity as well as the hard work of our staff to make such a success of the day. Between the raffle and donations we raised £400. Michael & Sally added a further £100, which means that we sent £500 for Vision Aid Overseas and Optometry Giving Sight. These two charities help to provide examinations and spectacles in countries such as Ghana where there is little or no eyecare.

Locals enjoy a coffee and cake!

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