Most people know the sun’s rays are bad for our skin. So, you've probably got your sun cream and maybe your hat ready to enjoy some lovely sunny days – fingers crossed! But did you know they’re just as bad for our eyes? So, it&rsquo... Read More
They must be mad, getting up in the small hours to take part in Bristol’s Sunrise City 5K race. But this amazingly fresh-faced bunch got up early for a very good reason to show their support for Wells Road practice manage... Read More
Do you want to look and feel good when you choose your next pair of specs or sunglasses? How about doing good too? If you do, don’t miss our ECO eyewear Open Day at our Wells Road optician on Saturday 6 July.
Eye emergencies are troubling. We’re lucky to have an excellent A&E department at Bristol Eye Hospital. But we know that an A&E visit is rarely less than 4 hours. Most of us would rather not spend hours waiting and many people would rather know they can... Read More
Not sure which sunglasses suit you? Do you find yourself wondering how other people look so cool in their sunglasses? Do you wish you could find sunglasses that you’ll love to wear? If you do, you’re not alone and we can help.
Our extensive range of this season’s ‘must-have&rsquo... Read More
It’s common for our eyes to go through changes as we age. As we get older, we find it more difficult to focus on near objects. It happens to all of us eventually and we have to start holding o... Read More
Our commitment to our customers has been recognised once again with our first award win for 2019 (yes, we’re hoping for more!). And we’re delighted that we’ve also been shortlisted for ‘Ind... Read More
Our new Ray-Ban Spring Collection is now in-store and features the classic styles we know and love including, Wayfarer and Clubmaster and some exciting new styles too. And, for a limited time only, we’re offering you free lenses* when you... Read More
We’ve had a busy autumn! We’ve been established on the Gloucester Road for 40 years and our optical advisor, Lorraine Richmond, has been here from the start. She tells us we’ve out-lasted 12 other opticians in that tim... Read More
Just like our Gloucester Road store, Lorraine Richmond has had a busy year! She celebrates her 40 year work anniversary having started work on Gloucester Road in 1978. And, earlier this year she turned 60, another milestone under her belt.
To mark her 40 years in optics, Bishopsto... Read More
Winter can be tough on our eyes. They’re exposed to the elements; cold, wind, the sun’s harmful UV rays (which can intensify in winter when the angle of the sun is lower in the sky) to glare from lights when driving and dry eye. And, if you’re heading to the... Read More
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?
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
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
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 than just a fashion statement. Her... Read More
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
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
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 locum while we were ... Read More
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 Perreira favoured by Brad Pitt, p... Read More
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
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
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 practices in the school holidays. This means you can plan and book your child’s eye test at a time to suit you.
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
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!
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
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 highlight what a jewel the Bristol Indie Quarter is.&... Read More
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.
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.
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 to assist our vision, but eyewear goes far... Read More
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 is a great way to discover the local area, meet up with f... Read More
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
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
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