BBR Optometry Ltd

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  • Know someone who wants to join our team?

    Here at BBR Optometry we are proud of being a great place to work and achieving the distinguished Gold Investors in People Award – and we are now looking for new staff to join our team. Do you know anyone who might like to work with us at BBR as we currently have vacancies for an Optical Assistant and a Clinical Assistant? We are seeking people who enjoy working with the public and being part of a...

BBR Optometry Ltd

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  • BBR saves sight of Hereford woman after detecting Glaucoma

    A Hereford woman whose eyesight was saved thanks to the intervention of BBR Optometry wants to raise awareness of the Primary Eyecare Acute Referral Scheme (PEARS) that is available to patients throughout Herefordshire. The woman, who prefers not to be named, noticed redness in her eyes and made an appointment at Hereford’s only independently-owned practice to get it checked out. She says: “It was...

BBR Optometry Ltd

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  • Regular eye examinations best way to prevent Glaucoma

    BBR Optometry wishes to remind the local community about the importance of regular eye examinations, as part of its support for World Glaucoma Week (WGW) which this year runs from 12th – 18th March. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases where the optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain, is damaged by the pressure of the fluid inside your eye and can, if left untreated, lead to irreversibl...

  • Nick Rumney helping ensure OCT not all Greek to fellow optometrists

    BBR chairman Nick Rumney has been invited to share his expertise on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) as well as the role optometry can play in screening for Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) at a conference organised by the Cyprus Association of Optometrists. Nick will be in Limassol for the March 12 event which offers clinicians an opportunity to ensure their knowledge is as up-to-date as ...

  • World class research optometrist from Hereford helps launch MiSight to Herefordshire kids at BBR Optometry

    BBR Optometry is delighted to announce that it is one of the first practices in the UK to offer MiSight, a revolutionary new contact lens clinically proven to reduce myopic development in children and prevent sight-threatening conditions. Developed by world-class research optometrist Paul Chamberlain, who is originally from Hereford himself and is now Head of Research at world-leading contact lens...

BBR Optometry Ltd

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  • Dispensing optician training for contact lens speciality

    BBR Optometry is delighted to announce that dispensing optician Magda Peppa is currently training for a contact lens speciality. This training, once completed, means Magda will be able to fit and supply a patient with contact lenses as well as provide after care.  Nick Rumney, chairman at BBR Optometry, says: “As Hereford’s only remaining independent practice, we are determined to ensure patients ...

BBR Optometry Ltd

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  • BBR proud to still be at forefront of cutting-edge technology

    As the only practice in Herefordshire to have an optos retinal scanner, BBR Optometry is delighted to learn that this pioneering technology is now celebrating 11 years since it was recognised with the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award. BBR Optometry first invested in an optos back in 2012 so the practice could offer patients the most comprehensive eye examinations possible. ...

BBR Optometry Ltd

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  • Find perfect Silhouette Eyewear for your personality at March open day

    BBR is delighted to invite all patients and members of the wider Herefordshire community to our Silhouette Eyewear Open Day on Tuesday, March 28, from 8.45am until 7pm. Since 1964 Silhouette has been manufacturing supremely elegant and comfortable eyewear of exceptional quality and BBR Optometry is excited to be showcasing the entire range of Silhouette frames for this one day only. As well as hav...

BBR Optometry Ltd

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  • BBR Chairman to share OCT insights at Madrid conference

    We are delighted to announce that BBR’s chairman Nick Rumney will be at the 1st International Swept Source OCT & Angiography Conference taking place in Madrid, on February 10 and 11. BBR was the first optometry practice in the Herefordshire region to invest in an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanner in 2007 and Nick is a firm advocate of the technology, having given talks around the globe on...

BBR Optometry Ltd

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  • Enjoy your pastimes even more with Rodenstock’s Ergo® lenses

    It is well reported that wearing the correct spectacles for certain tasks, such as reading and driving, can make a huge difference to the wearer. The same is equally true of glasses designed specifically for wearing when using computers or doing prolonged tasks at a mid-distance, such as painting, craftwork, reading music, carpentry, cooking or many other hobbies. This is where Rodenstock’s Ergo® ...

  • BBR closed Monday February 6th so staff can support AOP Awards trio

    The Association of Optometrists (AOP) Awards evening takes place on Sunday, February 5 and, as BBR Optometry has a hat-trick of finalists, many staff from the practice will be supporting them by attending the ceremony in London to hear the winners announced. This means that BBR Optometry will not be open on Monday, February 6, but the practice can still be contacted by telephone during that day. O...

  • Why not make it a New Year to remember by getting a new look?

    New Year is the time for resolutions and thinking afresh about the year ahead and what you want to achieve. Many people will be resolved to head down to the gym to get fit but BBR believes you can also achieve stunning changes in your well-being by getting new spectacles or even switching to wearing contact lenses. BBR practice manager Daniel Read, said: “At New Year, people tend to take stock of ...

  • Thank you for voting and watch this space for winners

    BBR Optometry would like to thank all clients and members of the wider community who have voted for their hat-trick of finalists in the Association of Optometrists (AOP) Awards 2017. Hereford’s only independently-owned optometry practice is honoured to have chairman Nick Rumney, chief executive Nick Black and optometrist Laura Reece all named as finalists and the team is now keeping its fingers cr...

  • Don’t forget to protect your eyes this winter

    If you are planning on grabbing some sunshine this winter to escape the cold in the UK, then don’t forget BBR Optometry stocks an extensive range of sunglasses, or perhaps snow resorts are more your idea of fun. If so, the Hereford-based practice also offers protective goggles suitable for all ages from brands such as Bolle, Oakley and Maui Jim. Even if you are happily staying at home this festive...

  • Maintaining good vision is key to fall prevention

    Here at BBR Optometry we already know that maintaining good vision is key to fall prevention which is why we welcome a new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) highlighting the key role optometrists play.  The report recommends an optometrist’s advice be sought if an older person is having trouble seeing and also urges carers and relatives to ensure older people’s spectacles are clean...

  • BBR chairman Nick Rumney receives College of Optometrists award

    BBR’s chairman is delighted to have been awarded a Research Excellence Award from the College of Optometrists – adding to a growing list of accolades in his 25th year at the Hereford-based practice. Nick Rumney received the Philip Cole Prize for practice-based research, cited in the areas of dry eye practice and macular services, at the College’s Diploma Ceremony which was held in London. The Phil...

  • BBR supporting World Diabetes Day 2016 campaign

    BBR Optometry is supporting World Diabetes Day 2016 by reminding its patients and members of the local community about the importance of regular eye examinations in preventing unavoidable sight loss. One of the complications that can arise from diabetes is a condition called diabetic retinopathy that can result in severe sight loss if left undetected and untreated. BBR’s Chief Executive, Nick Rumn...

  • Perfect time to take advantage of DriveSafe offer

    BBR Optometry is currently offering 30% off DriveSafe spectacle lenses from leading lens manufacturer ZEISS – but the offer is only running until the end of December so you need to act quickly to get this great discount. And if you are an EyeLife member, then you still get your usual discount of up to 35%* on top of this special offer so there has never been a better time to get that new pair of s...

  • Why not ‘road’ test the new spectacle lenses from Rodenstock?

    BBR is delighted to announce that its patients can now benefit from the latest lenses specially designed to make driving easier and safer – Rodenstock Road. These lenses have been developed for drivers and will ensure perfect vision, whatever the time of day and in any light conditions.   A driver's eyes are principally challenged at medium and long distances as they look from the speedometer to t...

BBR Optometry Ltd

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  • Get a free ColorMatic upgrade if you buy new spectacles now

    BBR is pleased to announce that is it currently offering patients a FREE upgrade to ColorMatic IQ® lenses from leading spectacle manufacturer, Rodenstock. Anyone who purchases new lenses with a Solitaire® 2 coating for their spectacles before the end of November will now qualify to receive ColorMatic IQ® lenses for no extra charge.  These self-tinting lenses will darken or fade depending on whethe...

  • BBR welcomes new way to monitor glaucoma

    BBR optometry welcomes the innovation of a UK-based company that envisions a headset and smartphone app that could one day monitor the eye condition glaucoma – one of the commonest causes of sight loss. Glaucoma is a condition caused by a build-up of pressure in the eye and this pressure needs to be closely monitored so treatment can be correctly administered by either an optometrist or ophthalmol...

BBR Optometry Ltd

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  • BBR optometrist Laura sleeps off her short-sightedness

    As part of National Eye Health Week (September 19-25), BBR optometrist is advocating abandoning your glasses and sleeping off short-sightedness with a novel treatment. Laura Reece is using a system of vision correction called Ortho-K. By wearing bespoke-made contact lenses each night as she sleeps, Laura’s cornea is gently flattened to provide perfect vision for the day ahead. She said: “My uncorr...

  • Jessica developing better eye care treatment for vulnerable patients

    BBR optometrist Jessica MacIsaac is working on developing a better eye care treatment plan for vulnerable groups of patients as part of her studies for a PhD at Aston University. As part of National Eye Health Week (September 19-25) BBR is delighted to announce that Jessica is trialling a mobile treatment service for Dry Eye, a condition which affects around 50million people worldwide and affects ...

  • Independent prescribing to benefit BBR patients

    As part of National Eye Health Week (September 19-25), BBR Optometry is excited to announce that Optometrists Jessica MacIssac, Laura Nixon and Laura Reece are currently undertaking an Independent Prescribing course which, on completion, will enable them to prescribe medication for patients suffering from a range of eye conditions.   Jessica joined BBR Optometry in July 2015 as part of a three-yea...

  • BBR supports National Eye Health Week

    As part of the seventh National Eye Health Week which starts today, BBR Optometry is urging all patients and people living in the area to ensure they have regular eye examinations. The theme of this year’s NEHW, running from September 19-25, is ‘Your Vision Really Matters’ and it aims to highlight the fact there are eight million people in the UK living with sight loss and, for 53% of these, a sim...

BBR Optometry Ltd

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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  • BBR to demonstrate importance of correct vision when driving

    BBR Optometry’s chairman Nick Rumney and practice manager Daniel Read are delighted to have been invited to talk to members of the Herefordshire branch of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) about the importance of having the best possible vision when driving.  According to renowned manufacturer ZEISS, on average 83% of spectacle wearers are also drivers, but many do not realise there are sp...

  • Patient won’t be looking back after first successful visit to BBR

    One of BBR’s newest patients – Martin Johnson from Hereford – won’t be looking back after having his first eye examination at Hereford’s only remaining independent optometry practice. Martin has been visiting another optician for more than 25 years but, as with many new patients, he was encouraged to try BBR Optometry by both his business partner and his wife. As a wearer of both contact lenses an...

  • Chairman celebrates 25 years at BBR Optometry

    BBR’s chairman Nick Rumney is celebrating working for 25 years at the Hereford-based independent optometry practice and will be setting his sights on the Big Five when he enjoys a Game Reserve break in South Africa. Nick will already be in the country speaking as part of Eye Focus Africa 2016 and is now extending his visit to go on this fantastic safari. Colleagues also bought Nick, who started wo...

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