It’s completely normal for people to misplace things! Certain items like keys and glasses seem to always end up missing, leaving you scrambling to find them on the way out of the house. Over the Christmas and New Year break, one of our patients was staying with relatives. One morning, her son-in-law came down in the morning to find a very guilty looking dog sitting looking mournfully at her well chewed glasses! A quick visit to David Snow Optician sorted the problem out calmly, efficiently and swiftly, thus saving a family crisis and the dog lived to see another day! We never make a drama out of a crisis!
However, this incident highlights how imperative it is for patients who wear glasses or contact lenses to always have a spare, up to date pair available at all times. There are a number of reasons that we offer this advice.
If you are a spectacle wearer – and especially if you have worn glasses for a long time – you may have endured the stress of having broken or damaged your glasses at some stage. These unenviable situations are made somewhat less stressful if you have access to a current spare pair, which you can wear in the interim period during which your first pair are replaced or repaired.
Having two pairs of spectacles is also especially useful for people who go abroad often, as legislation in many countries states that spectacle wearers must keep an up to date spare pair of glasses in a vehicle with them whilst driving.
A spare pair of glasses is absolutely vital for contact lens wearers. Contact lens wear and the regularity with which each patient wears their lenses varies, but your we will generally advise wearing glasses whenever and wherever possible to give your eyes a rest and to avoid the potential risks and hazards of over-wearing and infection.
If you are interested in purchasing a spare pair of glasses, please visit us at David Snow Opticians. If you are in need of a sight test appointment, please contact us via our website or directly by telephone on 01303 263770 at the practice to arrange your appointment.