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Pritchard-Cowburn Opticians News

Can you shower with contact lenses?

A daily shower is a must for many of us, be it freshening up on a morning or a relaxing splash after a hard day’s work. Wearers often ask us ‘can you shower with contact lenses?’ and are often surprised to learn it’s rarely a good idea. The non-sterilised water that pours from a shower can easily come into contact
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What is an OCT scan of the eye?

An OCT scan is a painless, non-invasive eye test that uses light waves to create images of the retina. This technology can help eye specialists detect eye diseases and disorders in their early stages so they can be treated before it's too late. The scan takes seconds and offers clear images for analysis without causing any discomfort or pain. If
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What happens during an eye test in the UK?

If you’ve never visited the optician before, you might be nervous about what to expect. After all, our eyes are sensitive organs. However, eye tests are a quick, painless way to understand your eye health, check whether you need glasses or contact lenses, and spot any emerging issues before they get worse. Ophthalmology concept. Male patient under eye vision examination
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Quantity Products, Competitive Prices.Its what we are providing

Whether you need sunglasses for driving, sport or sunbathing it is important that you choose the correct type. For instance, lenses that change with the sun are not suitable for driving but are more appropriate for playing golf, as they require direct UV light to activate and darken. We have a wide range of sunglasses that are suitable for numerous
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Staff Training Day!

Both our Cardigan and Narberth practices will be closed on Wednesday 16th May for shop re-fit and staff training. We will be open as per usual on Thursday 17th May. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

When should a child have an eye test?

Children's eye tests are vital health checks.  Optometrists are able to check the eye's of children, toddlers and even babies.  Even if the parent has no real concerns regarding their child's vision, they should have a routine eye test well before they start school.  Some eye conditions can be treated more effectively if they are discovered before the age of
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Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours. Planning on calling in to see us between Christmas and the New Year? Check out our opening hours below for our Cardigan and Narberth branches to avoid disappointment. Sat 23rd Dec - 9.00am - 1.00pm Sunday 24th Dec - closed Monday 25th Dec - closed Tuesday 26th Dec - closed Wednesday 27th Dec - 9.00am - 5.00pm
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Why is my eyelid twitching?

  Ever experienced eyelid twitching?  Here are the causes behind why this happens and what you can do to help it stop.

Don’t swerve a sight test.

What standard of vision is needed for driving? Car drivers (group 1) must meet the following vision standards. You must be able to read (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) a car number plate made after 1 September 2001 from 20 metres. You must also meet the minimum eyesight standard for driving by having a visual acuity of at
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