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Jam today!

One thing I particularly enjoyed doing last autumn was collecting blackberries from the local hedge rows and making blackberry jam. It seemed to be a bumper year for fruit, and we made loads both for our store cupboard and for friends and family. Eventually however I got sick of the whole sticky business, and the [...]


A few weeks ago I spent my weekend at Optrafair one of the UK’s biggest trade fairs for opticians which took place at the NEC in Birmingham. It’s a good opportunity to look at the most up to date equipment and to look at current trends in frame designs. After some deliberation I decided that [...]

Focus on Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is a common condition that causes redness and inflammation of the thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye (the conjunctiva). People often refer to conjunctivitis as red eye. Other symptoms of conjunctivitis include itchiness and watering of the eyes, and sometimes a sticky coating on the eyelashes (if it’s caused [...]

How strong are Essilor lenses? – A cautionary tale!

Now I know that in business one should always “big up” ones products. I just wanted to share this with you as I was genuinely impressed with the strength and durability of my Essilor X design varifocals. A couple of weeks ago I took Felix sailing to the Queen Mother Reservoir, Datchet which lies directly [...]

Jacksons Opticians Support Guide Dogs with Innovative Fundraiser

At Jacksons, we decided to do something different to bring in the New Year, embarking on a fundraising mission to raise funds for the Charity Guide Dogs which supports over 351 blind and partially sighted people across Merseyside and Cheshire. We raised the funds by pledging to donate £10 to the Charity for each sight [...]

My Hearing

Here at Jacksons we have teamed up with hearing aid specialists “My Hearing” to provide Nantwich with a premium Audiology Service. We know that experiencing hearing loss can be quite a scary experience. You worry that you’re going to miss out on important moments, milestones and events. From the joy of a child’s laughter to [...]