Correct Spectacle Wear

For those of us that wear them, spectacles are something that we often take for granted. Many elderly people require separate prescriptions for distance and near vision. These can be either produced as two separate pairs of glasses or as multi- focals, (bi-focals or varifocals) which combine both pairs in one. It is absolutely vital the spectacles worn are matched to the task being undertaken. To make it easy to identify and match the spectacles to the task, optomise spectacles are engraved with the resident's name and the purpose for which they should be used.

Distance - can be used for anything beyond arm's length, for example, watching television, walking, looking across the room or even general wear.

Near - can be used for anything within arm's length, for example, mealtimes, seeing photographs, craft work or reading.

Following every optomise examination a GAIN report and an optomise care guide are left in the home. These contain detailed information on what any spectalces should be used for and an indication of what difference the spectacles may make for each resident's vision.

Spectacles are not just about watching TV or reading. They can allow us to see the world around us and can help with communication, mobility, nutrition, hydration, feeling safe and can greatly enhance quality of life.

Our opticians are always available should you have any questions about your residents' spectacles, feel free to call us anytime.

From time to time spectacles can get lost, broken or maybe just need to be adjusted. Once again optomise are just a phone call away.

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