01303 263770 info@davidsnow.co.uk
THE SUMMER IS COMING!

THE SUMMER IS COMING!

 We all know that sunglasses are one of summer’s most trendy accessories! You may be under the impression that sunglasses are just a fashionable way to keep the sun out of your eyes but they are actually doing much more than just keeping you from squinting or improving your fashion sense. The following are characteristics of your summer eye wear that you may have never considered your sunglasses capable of. Protect the retina The retina (where images are formed and sent to the brain) can deteriorate over time, causing macular degeneration, which leads to vision loss.  Macular degeneration (the macula is the area of the retina with the sharpest focus) is common among people 60 and older and some studies have pointed to UV exposure as a possible link. Research is ongoing but it is recognised that sunglasses can help protect your retina. This means sunglasses are at least one way of prevention against macular degeneration. Stop cataracts from forming UV rays are a contributor to the forming of cataracts, which is clouding on the crystalline lens. Cataracts often lead to blindness, since the crystalline lens is responsible for focusing your eyes. However, cataracts can be treated with surgery. Protect the cornea from sunburn Another area of the eye susceptible to damage from UV rays is the cornea (the clear, refracting membrane outside the retina). The cornea can literally be burned by UV light, leading to corneal sunburn (keratitis). A good pair of sunglasses with UV protection helps prevent corneal sunburn and it’s especially important to wear eye protection when using a sunbed or whilst skiing. Protect the whites...
About David Snow Opticians

About David Snow Opticians

Opticians Hythe to offer you the following services:   Sight Tests Eye examinations, sight tests and VDU checks:  We provide regular check ups, monitor for diabetic and glaucoma problems, visual field analysis, colour tests. Our latest diagnostic instruments assist the process.  Eye tests are free on the NHS for children under 19 in full time education and for patients on benefits. Vocational Sight Tests Lorry drivers, train drivers, electricians, pilots – we check that they meet the specific visual standards. Fashion eyewear We have built a reputation for great frame selection.  We have budget frames, designer frames – frames to suit all faces, ages and pockets.  And because we want you to be a great advert for our business, you will not walk out with a frame that doesn’t suit you! Spectacle Lenses Plastic or glass, bifocals or progressives, photochromic or tinted, anti reflection coated …….. more choice than ever before, more confusing!  We will take the time to explain and help you choose what is right for you. Contact Lenses This is an important part of our practice.  We ensure that our patients benefit from any new developments and dedicate time to provide lenses that are effective and comfortable. Children We welcome children!  It is so important to check young eyes, as our action can have a significant positive impact on their development and future visual acuity.  We will check general ocular health, vision and muscle balance.  If glasses are needed, we have a great selection of trendy frames for all children. Dementia Friendly We are a dementia friendly practice and offer patience to patients!  We have specialist...
Eye Health

Eye Health

If you have any eye health concerns,  ask at reception about making an appointment – phone us on 01303 263770, email us at info@davidsnow.co.uk  or use the booking form on this web site. We will not try to sell you spectacles if you don’t need them! So why should you choose us? Because ……. We are fully professional,  experienced, friendly and local; We treat you as an individual – everyone is different! We have a wide range of stylish, affordable frames. We have a cross section of our frames on display in the waiting area. Please feel free to pop in and take a look! We are happy to put new lenses in your own frames – if you have an ‘old favourite’ why not bring them in and have them brought up to date with your latest prescription? We carry out NHS sight tests for those who are eligible; We accept major credit / debit cards POP IN AND SEE US DURING THE HYTHE HULLABALOO DAY  ON SATURDAY 29th JULY 2017 – WE’D BE DELIGHTED TO SEE...
It’s all about Quality

It’s all about Quality

At David Snow Opticians the clarity and quality of your vision is of the utmost importance.  We are unique in our vision for quality in order to ensure that your vision needs are met with precision.  When you shop at David Snow Opticians, you can be assured that you are working with a true professional who is not only able to understand each of your unique vision needs but will also seamlessly tailor each pair of glasses to fit you and your personal-style. We take a personal interest in quality and production of frames. In our displays you will have access to an exclusive and unique selection of frames.  Each frame is made of high quality materials and is carefully selected. We firmly believe that our clients should be provided with eyewear that is both fashionable and...
Healthy Eyes!

Healthy Eyes!

Make healthy eyes one of your top New Year resolutions for 2017. Here are some tips to help keep your eyes healthy this year: Have regular eye tests – A lot of eye-related problems like glaucoma have no visible warning signs, until your vision is completely lost or severely damaged. A routine eye test can help to identify these and other general health issues such as diabetes, before you’re even aware that they exist. Rest your eyes when using digital devices – Most of us use smart phones, tablets and computers daily. It is thought that these emit harmful blue light, which can give you eye strain, blurry vision and has the potential to cause AMD (macular degeneration). Avoid late night use and make sure you look away from your screen every 20 minutes to rest your eyes. Take steps to prevent dry eyes – Suffer from red, sore, gritty or watery eyes? Insufficient tears or a poor tear film can make your eyes dry. Computer use, central heating and air conditioning  may make this worse. Assessment at our practice can determine what steps to take next. Polarised sunglasses – For drivers, we would also recommend keeping polarised sunglasses in your car. Glare from the sun reflects off the hood of a car and the road’s surface and can cause eyestrain, squinting, and temporary blindness. Polarised sunglasses will reduce this glare for you. Ski Goggles – With ski season in full swing, make sure your eyes are protected by goggles when on the slopes. Anti-fogging features, lenses with 100% UV protection and side shields mean that they will protect you...
Open Day, Free Eye Scans & Prosecco!

Open Day, Free Eye Scans & Prosecco!

Who doesn’t love an offer?! Come down to our Open Day on Saturday 1st October and get a FREE Rodenstock DNEye Scan with lens upgrade worth over £100. Oh and did we mention the glass of bubbly?!  You’d really need your eyes tested if you didn’t think this was a great...