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Update your eyewear with our Autumn Collection

By Melanie Ward on 13/09/18

 

As we say goodbye to summer and head into autumn many of us will be updating our wardrobe with the latest autumnal colours and trends.   But, don’t forget your glasses are part of your look too and say who you are. 

So, as the season changes perhaps it’s time to change your specs too?

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EyeStyle members get £50 off your glasses!

By Melanie Ward on 05/09/18


EyeStyle members your exclusive offers keep on coming.  The latest is £50 off *your next pair of glasses.  Choose a frame from our exciting and extensive eyewear range and get £50 off the total price.

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Gloucester Road makeover!

By Melanie Ward on 31/08/18

It’s exciting times at our Gloucester Road opticians. We are closing for a few weeks, from 10 – 23 September, for an interior makeover.

Our new look is centred on styling and finding the perfect glasses for you in relaxed, modern and beautiful surroundings. &nbs...   Read More

Your eye care in expert hands

By Melanie Ward on 30/08/18


Congratulations to Tim Nicholson, Wells Road practice, who has been awarded a Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing.

Tim has been studying for the past two years and has managed to combine his college work, preparing weekly assignments, writing essays and swotting for exams whi...   Read More

LINDBERG eyewear – like no other

By Melanie Ward on 30/08/18

We love world-renowned LINDBERG eyewear and many of our customers do too. But if you’ve yet to discover this award-winning Danish eyewear, read on to find out why it’s like no other.

Simplicity by design

LINDBERG has revolutionised modern eyewear with its exceptional...   Read More

6 Tips for driving safely in the dark

By Melanie Ward on 30/08/18

We may not be there yet, but as autumn approaches and with the clocks going back towards the end of October, many of us will have to get used to driving in the dark again. The RAC recently reported that around 40% of accidents take place at night. If you’re not used to driving in the d...   Read More

EyeStyle – your exclusive members club

By Melanie Ward on 29/08/18

EyeStyle is our exclusive members club created with you in mind. It’s free, easy to join and gives you access to exclusive offers, eye care advice, and money off your glasses, plus more!

So, if you love special discounts, being in the know about stylish eyewear events, kee...   Read More

Had an eye test lately? 8 reasons why you could be risking more than your sight

By Melanie Ward on 23/08/18

 

Our eyesight is precious and one of the senses that most people would least like to lose. Close your eyes for a moment and think what life could be like without your sight. Scary isn’t it?

So why do so many of us put up with eye problems even minor ones suc...   Read More

Tired eyes? Could your digital life be to blame?

By Melanie Ward on 23/08/18

 

Amazingly over half of the world’s population is connected to the web leading to a surge in the use of digital devices. We’re all looking at our phones, tablets and laptops for much longer periods of time and on average switch between four different devices for wor...   Read More

SALE - Up to 50% off designer frames!

By Melanie Ward on 01/08/18

 

Our designer frame sale starts on 6th August!  Pop into your local store and explore some of our most desirable eyewear brands now with up to 50% off when purchased with Crizal Sapphire UV lenses. 

There’s a style to suit your look from cool cat-eye, icon...   Read More

Sun's out! 5 reasons why you need sunglasses

By Melanie Ward on 21/06/18

Sun’s out! 5 reasons why you need sunglasses

As we move well and truly through the summer months (where does the time go!) sunglasses are the must-have accessory of the season. They’re the ultimate cool on a hot and sunny day. But your sunglasses should be more ...   Read More

Transitions from specs to sunglasses in changing light

By Melanie Ward on 08/06/18

 

With the summer months now upon us, many of us will be setting off on another holiday to remember. Whether it’s a city break to San Francisco, a relaxing Mediterranean beach holiday or a staycation, it’s time to pack those all important specs f...   Read More

Neubau Launch Party - Saturday 7 July 2018

By Melanie Ward on 08/06/18

We’re really excited to showcase Austrian designed neubau eyewear on Saturday 7 July at our national, award-winning Wells Road practice.

This exciting launch event is your chance to exc...   Read More

Tell us about your visit

By Melanie Ward on 07/06/18

We get lots of lovely comments from customers and we’re always open to hearing your feedback so that we can learn and adapt to ensure you continue to receive the best optical care and customer experience.

One of the ways you can tell us and others about your visit ...   Read More

6 Myths about Myopia (short-sightedness) and why they’re NOT TRUE

By Melanie Ward on 07/06/18

Sarah Douglas, resident optometrist at our Gloucester Road practice dispels some of the myths about myopia. But, first let’s explain what myopia means and why it occurs.

Myopia or short-sightedness, is the e...   Read More

Happy 60th Birthday Queen Lor!

By Melanie Ward on 07/06/18

Lorraine Richmond, optical advisor at our Gloucester Road practice is celebrating her 60th birthday year like royalty.

Laughing Lor, as she’s known to her friends and colleagues, said “I’m like the Queen you know. I’m having two birthdays this year, my uno...   Read More

Win a new Apple IPad - Join EyeStyle today!

By Melanie Ward on 04/05/18

It’s competition time! We’re giving one lucky person the chance to WIN a brand new Apple iPad in our free prize draw.*

Starting on Monday 7th May 2018, our competition takes place online and in our practices giving you the chance to win a new 9.7-inch Apple iPad. We’re also inviting you ...   Read More

Join our 10 year celebrations – Thursday 24 May

By Melanie Ward on 26/04/18

It’s our anniversary! We’re celebrating 10 years’ of eye care in Nailsea and to mark the occasion we’re inviting you to a special open afternoon at 124a High Street, Nailsea.

Our event on Thursday, May 24, from 12noon -8.00pm, is to say a...   Read More

Awarded for Vision and Family Values

By Melanie Ward on 26/04/18

Our Wells Road team beat country-wide competition to scoop the Family Optician of the Year prize at the national Opticians Awards.

The practice which has been established on the Wells Road for over 80 years was recognised f...   Read More

EyeStyle members – get 50% off your second pair!

By Melanie Ward on 08/03/18


If you’re a member of EyeStyle we’ve got a great first, member exclusive offer for you. 

We’ve partnered with Essilor, the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the world, to offer you an amazing 50% off your second pair of c...   Read More

EyeStyle - exclusively yours

By Melanie Ward on 07/03/18

EyeStyle is our new members club created with you in mind. It’s free, easy to join and gives you access to exclusive offers, eye care advice, and money off your glasses, plus more!

So, if you love special discounts, being in the know about stylish eyewear events, keeping ...   Read More

New talent at Lynne Fernandes

By Melanie Ward on 22/02/18

We’ve some big shoes to fill with our recent staff departures but as a highly respected, award-winning optician we attract high calibre candidates. So, we’re delighted to welcome the following talented people to the business.

Two new optometrists join the team

Martha Hunt joins us from Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and brings a wealth of experience across multiple optical disciplines. Martha started working with us as a loc...   Read More

Farewell for now to some key staff

By Gerard Fernandes on 22/02/18

We recently said farewell to Kerri Thomas, our operations manager of 14 years, as she headed off on maternity leave.

Intrinsic to our growth

Many of you may know Kerri or you may have met her at one of our practices. I first met Kerri many years ago when I was new ...   Read More

We’re Optician Awards 2018 finalists!

By Melanie Ward on 22/02/18

 

Its official, we’ve been shortlisted in the prestigious, national Opticians Awards 2018 in two categories – Family Optician of the Year and Enhanced Optical Service Award.

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Market-leading hearing service now available in practice

By Melanie Ward on 22/02/18

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We’re thrilled to now be offering a full hearing service, available in all three of our practices alongside the expert eye care that we’ve always provided.

After some careful research, we chose to work with The...   Read More

What is myopia? And, why should you care?

By Melanie Ward on 22/02/18

 

 

Myopia, also called short sightedness, is an eye health issue that every parent should be aware of but may not know about.

If you are short-sighted your distance vision is blurred. A myopic person can see clearly nearby when reading or looking at a smartphone b...   Read More

Tom Davies - fit, form and function

By Tom Davies on 22/02/18

 

Built on the principles of fit, form and function, Tom Davies is a prestigious Brit...   Read More

Our most desirable eyewear collection just got better!

By Melanie Ward on 17/01/18

 

The Lynne Fernandes Collection - quality, stylish designer frames from across the globe and from leading designers, right here in the UK - just got more exciting.

The Collection 2018 features some of the worlds’ most desirable eyewear brands and now John Lennon and Okki eyewear. 

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Winter Frame Sale – time to update your glasses!

By Melanie Ward on 06/12/17

 

Christmas has come early at Lynne Fernandes Optometrists with our amazing designer frame sale! 

Designer looks in the sale include well-know, quality brands - Oakley, Ted Baker, Michael Kors, Ronit Furst, as worn by ‘The Great British Bake Off’ Judge, Prue Leith and Barton...   Read More

Irritated by dry eyes?

By Melanie Ward on 15/11/17

 

Dry eye - it seems such a minor thing doesn’t it?  So, it may surprise you to know that there is an international organisation the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) made up of scientists, clinicians and industry experts all working on the worldwide problem of dry eye.

If you suffer with dry eye, it certainly won&r...   Read More

Knowle Park Primary School children visit Wells Road

By Melanie Ward on 09/11/17

 

Ninety very excited year 4 children from Knowle Park Primary School came on a school visit to Wells Road recently. 

The children listened to resident optometrist, Connor McCann, explain about optometry and what happens in an eye examination.   Optical advisors, Michelle and Natasha, talked to the childr...   Read More

Don’t like driving in the dark? You’re not alone.

By Essilor on 09/11/17

 

Amazingly there are 34 million motorists in the UK (1).  That’s around 60% of the population.

And, with our doubt, we’re all spending more time on the road, with most journeys made by road and the majority of these made by car or van (2).  Back in the 1950s, a larger proportion of journeys were made by bu...   Read More

Looking after young eyes

By Melanie Ward on 08/11/17

 

Trying to find time in a modern family to book your child’s eye examination can be surprisingly difficult.  We know, we ferry our children to and from scouts, football, swimming, piano and more virtually every day after school.  

So, to help busy families, we run dedicated kids’ days at all our pract...   Read More

At your service

By Melanie Ward on 08/11/17

 

Our latest customer satisfaction survey results show that you’re clearly happy with the service we provide.  We’d like to thank you for taking the time to answer our survey and tell us what you think. Your opinions really matter.  This quarter, we’ve...   Read More

Ready for the ski slopes? We are!

By Melanie Ward on 02/11/17

Ready for the ski slopes?  We are!

The ski season is here and our Gloucester Road practice is ready to help you hit the slopes safely with a range of Oakley Sports eyewear including, ski goggles and sunglasses.

If you enjoy winter sports ...   Read More

New York City cool at Gloucester Road – Friday 24 November 2017

By Melanie Ward on 19/10/17

 

You’re invited to a special Open Day at our Gloucester Road practice as we showcase MOSCOT eyewear – a New York City institution since 1915 and, the epitome of cool!

MOSCOT is renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear —MO...   Read More

Find your own personal style in the Winter Collection

By Melanie Ward on 14/09/17

 

Your glasses say who you are.  So, it’s important to have a great choice of eyewear to find your perfect pair. 

Our Winter Collection features over ten designer brands from around the world, including leading eyewear designers from right here in the UK.  W...   Read More

New! LFO Eyecare App

By Melanie Ward on 27/07/17

 

The LFO Eyecare App makes it super easy and convenient for you to manage your eye care.  You can use the App for appointments, to contact us, to review your prescription and more via your mobile device, while you’re on the move, day or night! 

Eye care m...   Read More

Save the date - For a very English Eyewear Event - 23 September

By on 20/07/17

 

 

You’re invited to a special open day to discover Walter & Herbert eyewear – designed, made and tested in England.  

This quintessentially English eyewear collection pays homage to the very best of British herit...   Read More

Summer sale - now on!

By Melanie Ward on 20/07/17

 

It’s sale time!  If you’ve always fancied a pair of designer frames, now’s your chance.

Our amazing summer sale is now on offering you a choice of luxury eyewear brands reduced by up to 50%.

So, if you’re looking for new specs...   Read More

Maui Jim - see the world like you've never seen

By Melanie Ward on 19/07/17

 

 

If, like us you love sun, Maui Jim sunglasses are for you.  Created on the Hawaiian Islands to make the colours shine, Maui Jim’s are beautifully crafted and feature premium PolarizedPlus2® lens technology with 100% UVA and UVB protection. Read More

Customer service – how are we doing?

By Melanie Ward on 19/07/17

 

 

 

We pride ourselves on our first-class customer service.  We want you to experience a quality service every time you visit.  To ensure this happens our staff adheres to our company vision and values.  

This...   Read More

Why it’s important to get your child’s eyes tested

By Melanie Ward on 13/07/17

 

As a parent you may be wonder when or if, you should get your child's eyes examined?  And if your child is pre-school age whether you can even have their eyes examined?

Well, no matter what their age, every child should have their eyes examined by an optomet...   Read More

Golfer, Adele joins the Nailsea team

By Melanie Ward on 13/07/17

 

We’re delighted to introduce you to Adele Chenoweth, who joined our Nailsea practice recently. 

Before Adele got into the swing of things in Nailsea, we asked her a few questions about her new role and career.  Read on to find out more.

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5 Tips to protect your eyes in the sun

By Melanie Ward on 13/07/17

 

5 Tips to protect your eyes in the sun

The English summer may be unpredictable but even on cloudy days you need to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. 

Ultra V...   Read More

Lynne Fernandes Optometrists takes the spotlight!

By Melanie on 13/07/17

Gloucester Road BID (GRBID) recently offered Gloucester Road traders the opportunity to appear in a new 'Spotlight' feature in the BID's regular e-newsletter.  
 
We were lucky enough to be the very first trader to take part.  Read on to read the interview and to find out more about Lynne Fernandes the person behind the business.
 
You can also catch a glimpse of Lynne in a GRBID video created to high...   Read More

Glaucoma - the silent thief of sight

By Melanie Ward on 09/06/17

 

Glaucoma known as the ‘silent thief of sight’ because it usually has no symptoms is the leading cause of sight loss globally. This National Glaucoma Awareness Week, 12-18 June, we’re urging you to #GetEyeWise and book your eye examination now.  It might just save your sight.

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Protect young eyes from harmful rays

By Melanie Ward on 24/05/17

Summer is here. The time of year when we all spend more time outdoors especially the kids.  But, as you head outside with your sunscreen and hats to the ready, have you thought about protecting your child’s eyes from the sun?  If not, you really should.&...   Read More

The Art of Vision

By Melanie Ward on 27/04/17

As a local business with a practice in Nailsea, North Somerset, we’re proud to be sponsoring North Somerset Arts Week 2017.

This 8th biennial arts festival takes place from 28th April to 7th May includes over 250 artists displaying their art at over fifty venues across the region.

The a...   Read More

New! MiSight® 1 day contact lens

By Melanie Ward on 04/04/17

 

The new contact lens proven to slow down myopia (short-sight) in children

MiSight® 1 day is the first contact lens to be launched in the UK that has been developed specifically fo...   Read More

Be a Modern Hero with our multi-pair lens offer!

By Melanie Ward on 02/03/17

 

We’ve teamed up with Essilor, the world leader in prescription lenses, to bring you a fantastic offer you won’t want to miss.

Multi-pair lens offer

Starting this month our multi-pair lens offer entitles you to two pairs of prescription lenses but you only pay for your f...   Read More

Find out why LINDBERG eyewear is like no other

By Melanie Ward on 23/02/17

 

Come and discover world-renowned, LINDBERG eyewear at our special afternoon event in Nailsea on Thursday 23 March.

LINDBERG has revolutionised modern eyewear with its exceptional designs and technical innovations. Gone is everything non essential and, weighing from just 1.8...   Read More

What do you want your glasses to say about you?

By Melanie Ward on 07/02/17

The 2017 Lynne Fernandes Collection has arrived bringing International style from across the globe to your local high street. Whatever your look, we’re confident you’ll find the perfect glasses for you.

Function and fashion

Lynne explains, "On a practical level we wear glasses ...   Read More

Bishopston Window Wanderland 2017 - a true feast for your eyes!

By Melanie Ward on 26/01/17

If you haven’t experienced Bishopston Window Wanderland, when the local community light up the streets with amazing window displays, put Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February in your diary and head out to explore this magical arts trail. 

A true feast for your eyes; Window Wanderland i...   Read More

Sale time! Ends 31st January 2017

By Melanie Ward on 13/12/16

If you’ve always fancied a pair of designer frames, now’s your chance! Our amazing designer frame sale is now on offering you a choice of luxury eyewear brands reduced by up to 50%.

So, if you’re looking for eyewear to match your party outfit, to make ...   Read More

7 Top optical tips for driving in the dark

By Melanie Ward on 20/10/16

 

It’s the time of year when the evenings and mornings are darker, making driving conditions especially difficult if you’re on the road early in the morning or at night.

In the dark your vision may feel blurred, you might find it difficu...   Read More

Lucy's short-sight remains static after joining our Myopia Control Programme

By Melanie Ward on 20/10/16

Following a routine NHS eye examination, eight year old Lucy, a patient at our Gloucester Road practice, was diagnosed with mild short-sightedness (myopia) and prescribed glasses by Optometrist, Corrina McEdluff. Lucy was excited to choose her new glasses and picked bright pink ones!&...   Read More

LINDBERG Designer Eyewear Event - Saturday 5th November 2016

By Melanie Ward on 13/10/16

 

We're holding a special event on Saturday 5th November to showcase LINDBERG spirit Designer Eyewear at our Wells Road practice and you’re invited!

LINDBERG spirit - like no other

This world-renowned Danish ...   Read More

Absolutely Affordable - and Fabulous

By Melanie Ward on 05/09/16

Buying new glasses can appear an expensive business and there may be times when your budget just won’t stretch. So, at Lynne Fernandes Optometrists we’re really excited to tell you about our new eyewear collection with the emphasis on value but without compromising on quality.Read More

Join the party - Saturday 30th July 2016

By Melanie Ward on 14/07/16

 

We’re holding a Celebration Open Day on Saturday 30th July at our Nailsea High Street practice and you’re invited!  We’ve got three great reasons to party and an exclusive offer for you!

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5 Top Tips for choosing glasses

By Melanie Ward on 21/06/16

Choosing new glasses can be a little daunting especially when there are so many different styles available. You know your glasses need to give you great vision, but how you look and feel in your glasses is really important too.  

So, we’ve put together 5 top tips for choosing g...   Read More

Lynne is crowned 'Optometrist of the Year' at national awards ceremony

By Melanie Ward on 11/05/16

 

 

Lynne Fernandes has been awarded with one of her industry’s biggest accolades. Lynne was presented with the ‘Optometrist of the Year’ trophy at the annual Optician Awards in the presence of over 500...   Read More

Welcome to our new Blog

By Melanie Ward on 04/05/16

Thanks for visiting our new blog. Here you can keep you up-to-date with everything that’s happening at Lynne Fernandes Optometrists.

And, as well as all the latest news about us, our products and services, you’ll find helpful advice and information about eye health and eyewear for you and all the family.

There’ll be all sorts of posts from news to 'top tips' and 'how to guides' on lots of eye-related topics including:-

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