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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 [...]

Cold Feet?

Have any of you been watching the TV drama Cold Feet? If you have you will remember that the first episode of this series started with a wedding reception in a beautiful hotel. What you may not realise is that the venue for the reception was Chateau Rhianfa, which is a two minute walk from [...]

L.A. Eyeworks

I am very proud to announce that Jacksons will soon be stocking “l.a. eyeworks” a bold collection of individual frames for individuals. Friends, Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi began l.a. Eyeworks in 1979, opening a shop in Los Angeles. Their aim was to challenge the prevailing norms of eyewear with proposals for a new, provocative [...]

Independent Opticians come out on top – Again

After surveying more than 6,000 Which? Members to find the best and worst places to buy glasses and get your eyes tested, we can reveal that independent opticians have come out on top yet again. As in previous years, independent Optical Practices have received the highest customer score from members. Best opticians - what makes [...]

Happy New Year!

Well, we made it through another 365 days. Phew. That’s something to be grateful for. It’s sometimes hard to remember that every day is a good day. But the New Year is a good time to reset the clock, get some perspective and recommit to being good - whatever “good” means to you. The golden [...]