Practice News


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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New Uniforms

Over the summer the staff approached me because they felt that they would feel more professional if they wore a uniform. We therefore set out on a journey to find something that would suit all. We finally decided on a French Navy tunic with trousers in which I think they all look really smart, although [...]