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Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours. Planning on calling in to see us between Christmas and the New Year? Check out our opening hours below for our Cardigan and Narberth branches to avoid disappointment. Sat 23rd Dec – 9.00am – 1.00pm Sunday 24th Dec – closed Monday 25th...
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Why is my eyelid twitching?

  Ever experienced eyelid twitching?  Here are the causes behind why this happens and what you can do to help it stop.
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Don’t swerve a sight test.

What standard of vision is needed for driving? Car drivers (group 1) must meet the following vision standards. You must be able to read (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) a car number plate made after 1 September 2001 from 20 metres. You must also meet the minimum...
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Why did Pirates wear Earrings?

Why did Pirates wear earrings? Did you know that many many years ago, pirates were convinced that wearing earrings would improve or even cure bad eyesight.  They believed that the precious metals possessed magical healing powers. Here at Pritchard Cowburn Opticians, we...
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Silhouette 50 years of style and expertise

Since 1964 Silhouette has been committed to creating the finest eyewear on the market. A name synonymous with quality, they are passionate about working with leading designers and unique materials, continuously developing new high-tech solutions and worlds firsts. Ever since they...
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History of Ray-Ban

Ray-Ban is a brand of sunglasses and spectacles founded in 1937 by the American company Bausch & Lomb. The brand is best known for their Wayfarer and Aviator lines of sunglasses. In 1999, Bausch & Lomb sold the brand to the Italian eyewear conglomerate Luxottica Group,...
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All about eye health in Diabetics.

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition where your body is not able to use glucose properly.   Glucose, a type of sugar, is produced by your body when you eat something. Glucose goes into your blood and is converted into energy. A hormone called insulin allows this to...
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What happens in an eye examination?

An eye examination is carried out by an optometrist and usually takes about 20-30 minutes. Sometimes it can take longer if you need extra tests, but this is to make sure you can see as well as possible. As well as testing your sight, the optometrist will check the health of your...
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