We welcome two new ranges to the practice: Botaniq a sustainable collection of bio-based acetate frames, and Polaroid a fun fashion-forward collection with bright colours in both ophthalmic and sunglasses.
We are sadly saying goodbye to one of our long standing optometrists Heather Barrington on Friday 31st March. After 16 years of brightening our days with her sunny disposition Heather is retiring early to dedicate more of her time to the church and her family. She will be greatly missed by staff and patients alike and we wish her all the best.
‘The government has now removed all domestic legal restrictions regarding Covid-19 in England.
New guidance for opticians recommends that the decision to wear a face mask should be risk assessed, depending on the proximity to the patient and amount of time spent with the patient. This means that our staff will continue to wear masks in some situations, but we no longer require you to do so.
If you would prefer all staff to wear a face mask while you are in the practice for your appointment we are happy to do so if you request it.
We continue to follow the strict NHS guidelines for cleaning and sanitising surfaces and equipment, and offer hand sanitiser throughout the practice.’
In July the A J Rawling’s team wished a fond farewell to a well respected colleague Sue Christensen who had worked at the practice for many years. We enjoyed a lovely lunch at Le Talbooth with the current team, our new optometrists Thanusha Moodliar and Susan Thomson, and the previous owner of the practice Chris Sims, who all wish her a very happy retirement.
Contact lenses are worn safely and loved by millions of people. However, research shows that not all contact lens wearers know how to look after their lenses properly.
If you’ve not seen your optician in a while, it’s a prime time to book in an aftercare appointment.
At these appointments, your optician will check that your contact lenses are fitting correctly and that your vision is good, and will talk to you about the best ways to care for your lenses to make sure your eyes stay healthy.
If you love your eyes, you should love your lenses. As well as cleaning and storing contact lenses properly, there are other steps that should be taken, such as making sure they never come in to contact with water and always
taking them out before going in the bath or shower.
Find out more about how to love your lenses at: loveyourlenses.com
Cataracts affect 1 in 3 people over the age of 65. Book an eye check at A J Rawling today.
A J Rawling has been an independent Opticians in Ipswich for over 80 years. Offering eye care to generations of the same families. Here is our old premises in the Buttermarket in 1963.