Easter opening times

Please note that Penzer Opticians will not be open over the Easter period. That means we will shut the practice at 17.30 on Thursday 18 April and reopen on Tuesday 23 April at 09.00.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Your chance to help those with sight loss

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has invited people of all ages and abilities to take part in an inclusive and accessible fundraising trek later this summer (August 10) to the summit of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

Team RNIB participants will climb the 1,345m route that has been developed to be suitable for people of all ages, levels of fitness and sight conditions. The trek will have blind and partially sighted people taking part alongside friends or family members acting as a guide, as well as other sighted trekkers. There are a limited number of free places for guides, and sighted participants will be encouraged to support those with sight loss.

Click here to find out more and sign up

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A new look for Penzers

We are nearly there! One year on after a serious flood severely damaged the front area of the Penzer Opticians practice, the refurbishment work is finally nearing completion.

Penzers now has a modern and contemporary look to it to match the same old great customer service provided by Joy and her team.

Practice owner, Mrs Joy Penzer, said, “It has been a challenging and difficult period for all involved at Penzers over the past few months. We have managed to continue to trade through tough circumstances and I am grateful to all our patients for their understanding, patience and for standing by us over the past year.”

If you have not been to Penzers for a while, be prepared for a bright new look to dazzle you! The main reception area has been totally replaced. And the dispensing area now has a bright and airy feel to it.

Modern and contemporary. Come and pay us a visit soon.

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DVLA asks drivers to look again in new EYE 735T campaign

Drivers will be encouraged to take the ‘number plate test’ – a quick and easy way to check they meet the minimum eyesight requirements for driving. By law, all drivers must meet the minimum eyesight standards at all times when driving – this includes being able to read a number plate from 20 metres.

The campaign is reminding the public that they can easily check their eyesight by taking the 20 metres test and is pointing out some ways to quickly identify 20 metres at the roadside. It is advising that 5 car lengths or 8 parking bays can be an easy way to measure the distance.

The campaign is encouraging anyone with concerns about their eyesight to visit their optician or optometrist for an eye test. So if you are unsure or concerned, give Penzers a call now to book an eye test and remember that in the event you are found to be deficient in a roadside check, you are liable to prosecution.

Dr Wyn Parry, DVLA’s Senior Doctor, said:

“The number plate test is a simple and effective way for people to check their eyesight meets the required standards for driving. The easiest and quickest way to do this is to work out what 20 metres looks like at the roadside – this is typically about the length of 5 cars parked next to each other – and then test yourself on whether you can clearly read the number plate. It’s an easy check to perform any time of day at the roadside and takes just a couple of seconds.”

“Having good eyesight is essential for safe driving, so it’s really important for drivers to have regular eye tests. Eyesight can naturally deteriorate over time so anyone concerned about their eyesight should visit their optician – don’t wait for your next check-up.”

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