Posts Tagged ‘ Henry Smith & Hamylton ’

Heat Therapy to treat dry eyes

Dry Eye Syndrome is the most frequently diagnosed ophthalmic condition, we spoke about it in this post.
The normal ageing process brings changes to the meibomian gland function and tear composition resulting in painful, gritty and irritating dry eye.
Effective eyelid warming is the primary treatment for MGD.
The MGDRx® EyeBag® was developed in 2004 by British consultant ophthalmologist Mr Teifi James after 15 years experience of treating patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
The MGDRx® EyeBag®, a reusable warm compress, which heats quickly and conveniently in a microwave, has been registered as a class 1 medical device with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) since 2005. Teifi James was granted a patent for his invention in 2009.
Improving the quality of life for dry eye patients, the MGDRx® EyeBag® has been purchased by over 500,000 users and in a recent survey, more than 90% found the EyeBag® to be better than a hot wet flannel and would recommend the product to a friend or relative.
If you want to know more about Heat Therapy give us a call or walk into one of our practice around Leicester and Peterborough

Vista partners with Henry Smith and Hamilton opticians for 2017

Sight loss charity Vista has officially partnered with local opticians Henry Smith and Hamylton, starting off a year of fundraising for the charity.

The charity and the opticians have been linked for many years. They recently collaborated in the introduction of groundbreaking spectacle lenses, designed to improve vision in people with Macular Degeneration.

In celebration of Henry Smith and Hamylton’s 130th anniversary, the family-based opticians will be aiming to raise money for Vista with various fundraising activities throughout the year.

Becky Poole, Community and Corporate Fundraiser, said “This is an incredibly exciting partnership – to celebrate 130 years of Henry Smith and Hamylton, we have created a calendar of fundraising activities to raise vital funds for local people with sight loss.”

“From March until June, each colleague has pledged to walk 130 virtual miles in aid of Vista, which is the equivalent of walking from Leicester’s Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower to Brighton Pier!”

“Please show your support for Henry Smith and Hamylton on their fundraising journey.”

If you would like to show your support, get in touch with Vista’s fundraising team on 0116 249 8801 or fundraising@vistablind.org.uk, or visit HSH’s JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Henry-Smith130

Vista provides support and services to almost 6000 children and adults with sight loss throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. To find out more about Vista, please call 0116 249 8839, email info@vistablind.org.uk or visit www.vistablind.org.uk 

Editor’s Notes

About Vista

Vista provides support and services to almost 6000 children and adults with sight loss throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. As well as rehabilitation, social groups, befriending and residential services, Vista also provide specialist services for people with learning disabilities, dementia and dual sensory impairment.

HSH Dispensing Optician reveals her secret to find the right frame!

secrets with glasses

Rachel is our Dispensing Optician and Practice Manager at HS+H Birstall practice, we have asked her to reveal to us some of her secrets when it comes to advising a patient about choosing the best frame, here is what she said:

‘When people ask for a quick guide to choosing the perfect glasses, they need to understand that there’s often nothing quick about picking specs. If you ask each Dispenser they’ll have a different approach. As a dispenser we’re considering the prescription, fit of the frame and cosmetic appearance. A patient tends to be just looking at whether they look good or not.

I tend to put specs styles into 4 different categories:

-Plastic frames: Bolder, they make more of a statement, at the moment they’re very fashionable. They also fit the bridge of the nose so can be more comfortable.

-Metal frames: More discreet, lighter in weight, they come with nose pads that we can adjust for comfort and for where the glasses fit. Titanium is usually the lighter metal.

-Supra frames: More discreet, lighter weight, nose pieces to allow adjustments. Still make a statement but without a full frame all the way round.

-Rimless frame: Very discreet, very light weight, they can look ‘invisible’.

When looking for the right frame, face shape does play a part, e.g. with rounder faces you’d try a more squarer shape, although one should not be scared to try all sort of shapes, you may be surprised to discover that an unusual shape looks good on you!

Age does not necessarily play a role, often when patients are older they’ve had the same shape glasses for a long time. They either want to stick with it, or they want something different so we try to encourage them to be braver and try something they may not have looked at before.

Personal style is important to consider, spectacles do help building and reinforcing it: If someone in bright clashing colours comes in you’d go straight to the brighter frames/bolder shapes! Although If they’ve come straight from work they’ll more likely be wearing something different at the weekend, so a good idea would be to have two pair of specs, a smarter one for work and a fun funky pair for the weekend. Beards are very popular for men at the moment, so they’re likely to be following more of the fashion trends and therefore you’d go for the rounder shape specs that are very popular at the moment!

We have many unique pieces at the shop that can give a very distinctive touch to one’s own personal style. When people want something unique they tend to ask straight away for it.
Glasses are seen more and more as a fashion accessory rather than a necessity.
Of course not everyone is into fashion, but as long as a patient feels confident and happy in their specs I’m happy’.

CULTURE CHANEL IN BEIJING


CULTURE CHANEL IN BEIJING

Until December 13th at the National Art Museum of China

1 Wusi Dajie, East District
Beijing, China

www.culture-chanel.com

 

Henry Smith & Hamylton’s Peterborough Practice won Best Independent Chanel Retailer of the year.

Chanel is exclusive to Henry Smith & Hamylton Opticians in Peterborough.

 

Berg’s Little Printer

 

Design studio Berg has announced a new product, the Little Printer, which will be available for purchase in 2012. According to Berg’s blog, the Little Printer “lives in your front room and scours the web on your behalf, assembling the content you care about into designed deliveries a couple of times a day”.

The film below shows the Little Printer in action:

 

Users configure the Little Printer from their mobile phones, and the product launches in partnership with Google, the Guardian, Nike, Arup and foursquare. The Little Printer will receive personalised information from these sites, and presumably other sources as it gets up and running. It is the first product that uses the ‘Berg Cloud’ technology, a new way of connecting and controlling wireless products in the home. The Little Printer wirelessly connects to a small box plugged into a broadband router, which is controlled by a mobile phone rather than a PC.

“We love physical stuff,” say Berg on their blog. “Connecting products to the web lets them become smarter and friendlier – they can sit on a shelf and do a job well, for the whole family or office – without all the attendant complexities of computers, like updates or having to tell them what to do.”

We’ve yet to see the Little Printer in action: judging from the film we do wonder whether a small paper print out will be able to contain the huge amount of news, opinions and ideas that come at us digitally every day. And people will undoubtedly flag up the question of paper wastage. But, having said that, paper still holds a huge place in our lives; as Berg puts it: “Paper is like a screen that never turns off. You can stick it to the fridge or tuck it in your wallet. You can scribble on it, or tear it and give it to a friend.”

More info on the Little Printer is at the Berg website, bergcloud.com/littleprinter/, where you can also join the mailing list to be the first to be informed on news about the product launch.

Gucci White Bikini

 

Functioning like a logo, the dinstinct red and green color bands that shout Gucci mean the label doesn’t need to do much to make an item “fancy.”

 

Gucci eyewear is available at all HSH Opticians in Leicester & Peterborough

Luxury Brand Silhouette’s Collection Premiere at Henry Smith & Hamylton Peterborough

 

 

Henry Smith & Hamylton Peterborough are hosting luxury brand Silhouette’s Premiere of their entire collection.

View the full range of rimless ophthalmic frames: All Colours – All Shapes – All Sizes.

Pick the perfect frame for you. For one month only – It’s a unique opportunity.

December 2011 Mon-Sat 9.00am–5.30pm

1 Cumbergate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 1YR Tel: 01733 310 661