8 things you should expect at your eye test (and 2 you should not)
Festival of Debate – Can Ethical be Profitable? (23rd May 2019 @ EYEYE)
8 things you should expect at your eye test
1. The optometrist takes time to listen to and understand why you’ve come for an eye examination and what issues you are having with your vision in everyday life. This should include them getting a clear picture of the visual demands of your life at work, rest and play ….
Visual solutions for triathletes
We are pleased to be able to part of the Festival of Debate for a second year. Last year we looked at NHS privatisation and the lessons we can learn form 30 years of teeth and eye care out of the NHS.
This year following on from that we are looking at whether being ethical and profitable are mutually exclusive.
Time to listen, to explain, to answer questions
We are an opticians who love helping people enjoy their sporting activities outdoors around Sheffield. This includes triathletes.
People who need specs to see face additional challenges when they compete in the sport of triathlon. We love helping people get the best visual solution so people who love to swim, then ride and then run can enjoy their sport as much as possible…
Up the independents
Many optometrists do not enjoy their job. This is sad and I am very glad that I enjoy my eye testing here at Eyeye. One of the main reason I do (and they don’t) is that I have enough time to do my eye tests. I am not up against the clock, knowing there are piles of people waiting outside to be seen …
Reduce single-use plastics
We’ve been a totally independent business for over a year now … more
Don't swim in contact lenses due to danger of Acanthamoeba
Everyone gets a reusable/refillable lens spray - helping you reduce single-use plastics …
What makes you ethical then?
Don't swim in contact lenses due to danger of Acanthamoeba …
Seeing at school - importance of eye tests for children
If you advertise yourself as an #ethicaloptician then quite rightly people are entitled to ask a few questions …
"Cheaper than we expected" - Frame only £80 or £140
Why are annual children’s eye tests not part of the school holiday routine? If your child cannot see properly they will enjoy school less and not do as well in their studies …
Yes, we do eye tests!
We love it when people come in because another customer has recommended us. Thanks to everyone who has done that - we're proud of our reviews.
We, like any other business, have to think about attracting people through our door and having events like our #enjoytheview poetry event with Helen Mort is part of that …
Why don't World Cup refs wear glasses?
Yes, we do eye tests!
Yes, our prices are reasonable!
One of the disadvantages of having a pretty cool looking store is that people can get the idea we might just sell specs and not do eye tests … more
NHS Privatisation - Sheffield Telegraph article
“Come on ref didn’t you see that, are you blind?”. The introduction of VAR at the World Cup means referees get a second chance on some decisions now.
Is privatisation of the NHS inevitable and what would be its impact?"
To me privatisation means NHS services that do not meet the need of everyone, are not free at the point of delivery and are not based on clinical need, rather on the ability to pay. This is how public eyecare in England has been delivered since Conservative government privatisation in 1989.
Children need annual eye tests - book them in!
There is no point making the effort to cycle up Curbar or run to the top of Stanage if you are not going to take time to enjoy the view …
Let's get ethical, ethical
Why are annual children’s eye tests not part of the school holiday routine? If your child cannot see properly they will enjoy school less and not do as well in their studies. Six monthly dental checks are considered normal, but while you get two sets of teeth and even false ones your two eyes are irreplaceable ...
What might being an #ethicaloptician mean - service, pricing and products that are recycled or made from upcycled sea plastic?
Dark days and keeping safe
Living in The Outdoor City means we can enjoy running in the Peak District National Park with friends, a club or your dog!We're looking after your eyes so you can pause in style, admiring the view or checking your map.
Eye Test? 20 minutes ain't enough.
Health : Seeing clearly and staying safe on the roads when the nights draw in... “Sorry mate I didn’t see you” (known as a SMIDSY).
Completing a thorough eye test in 20 minutes is frankly a bit or a rush job at best. Yet the big, high street opticians book push 25 minute slots as standard!