On 25th May 2018 the law is changing with the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR gives specific guidelines on how a company can keep your personal information, how long they can keep it for and how they can use that information to contact you.

Here at Flint & Partners Optometrist we take your privacy seriously & will only use your personal information to contact you with regard to your appointments & eye care. However, from time to time we would like to contact you for marketing purposes, if you do not want to be contacted this way & would prefer to “opt out” let us know. By contacting us you can change your preferences on how you want to be contacted and what you would like to be contacted about. We can be reached by telephone or email by following the links on this site. We promise not to pass your information on to any third party or keep any personal data unnecessarily.

The Importance of Good School Vision

As a concerned parent you will want your child to perform well at school, Flint and Partners warns that school vision screenings may not accurately measure your child’s overall eye health.

Fewer schools offered children eye screening last year, despite the government advising schools to provide this service. By the time they have reached their 6th birthday, all children should have had a proper eye test with a qualified optometrist.

Even though a good part of learning is visual the only eye test many children receive is the entry vision screening at school. Most schools try to do a good job of evaluating students’ vision but a screening is not intended to replace a thorough, professional eye examination, like we conduct at Flint and Partners. A professional eye examination is performed by an optometrist and can reveal serious eye conditions and diseases.

Performing well at school can be very difficult if a child has visual problems since they may not be aware that they could see any better. School vision screenings are designed to check a child’s eyesight, or sharpness of vision. Your child’s distance vision is usually measured, which may reveal short sight, but a screening usually fails to check a child’s close-up skills needed for reading, focusing and binocular vision. Considering that most schoolwork is performed at arm’s length, children who have trouble seeing close-up will not be able to reach their full learning potential.

We recommend having your child’s eyes examined by Keren Garcha, our accredited School Vision Practitioner.  Comfortable and accurate vision is necessary for your child to achieve their very best potential. Slow readers or poor spellers could simply be this way because they cannot see well, or they have poor eye co-ordination.

There is no charge to you for NHS sight tests, since the NHS pay us a contribution towards the cost for every child aged 16 and under, or under 19 and still in full-time education.

We are moving forward with exciting developments in our practices

We are moving forward with exciting developments in our practices

We are moving forward with exciting developments in our practices.

We have appointed two new optometrists to support directors, Ed Lyons & Peter Rockett.

With Dennis Rumble & Brenda Berg having retired, if you have previously seen either of them we can assure you of the highest level of service going forward. Both Ed Lyons & Peter Rockett have spent many years working & training with Dennis & Brenda and can reassure you that the practice will be following in our established principles of high quality eye care.

Keren Garcha, who has been with us since 2014, specialises in children’s eye care amongst her everyday work; Danielle Edwards, who many of you will already have met as she was trained by Brenda & Keren, and Georgia Wootton who has increased her clinical skills by completing her medical retina post graduate diploma. They are looking forward to meeting you!

New children’s stock!

New children’s stock!

Sneak Peak of our Summer Treats!

We are very excited to announce the arrival of our new children’s stock!

Peppa Pig and Angry Birds are a new addition to our stock family and they are very, very popular. With their vibrant colours and cute designs, these frames would be brilliant for when the little ones go back to school after the summer break.

But that’ not all…..we are also expecting the arrival of our new MARVEL and FROZEN stock to come in any day now!

Pop into one of our practices or call on 01902 422096 to arrange an appointment to ensure you little ones don’t miss out!

Frame of the week

Frame of the week

Frame of the week

This week’s frame of the week is the Superdry ‘Buddy’

This retro looking frame is catching the eye of many of our patients and with the Superdry branding they are flying off display. The Superdry frames have only been in stock since January and we have noticed that they are not only a popular choice for the teenagers but also for our older age ranges, who are looking for a more affordable, fashion look.

Book in for a dispense appointment at one of our practices today to see more frames like this one!

Back in Brewood

Back in Brewood

Back in Brewood!

For many of you, you will be pleased to hear that our eye clinic at the Brewood Medical Practice will be re-opening Wednesday 6th July 2016!

The clinic will be open every Wednesday morning from 9.30am – 1.00pm for Eye Examinations, visual field testing, pressure checks, dispensing and fitting of spectacles.

There will be a comprehensive selection of frames, from budget to designer available for you to choose from.

If you would like to arrange an appointment please call us on 01902 422096 for more information.