Start the New Year well – try something different

3 January 2018
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As we celebrate a new year, many of us will resolve to improve our health or happiness. For many this may involve considering new spectacles or even a switch to contact lenses and BBR has some excitin... [More]

BBR chairman elected to Fellowship by Association of Optometrists Ireland

19 December 2017
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Nick becomes first non-Irish trained optometrist to receive honour BBR chairman Nick Rumney is both honoured and humbled to have been elected as a Fellow of the Association of Optometrists Ireland ... [More]

Hereford is the first UK town to have revolutionary eye imaging technology

11 December 2017
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Hereford has become home to the first optometry practice in the UK to have a revolutionary eye imaging device that can detect a wide range of retinal disorders and diseases. Award-winning BBR Optomet... [More]

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BBR welcomes research into growing global myopia epidemic

4 December 2017
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BBR Optometry welcomes research into the global increase of myopia (short-sightedness) that recommends children spend more time outdoors to help them avoid having vision issues in later life. At firs... [More]

Gemma honoured at London AAT achievement ceremony

27 November 2017
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BBR Optometry accountant, Gemma Fosbrook, has been honoured for her achievements this year at the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Professional Member Awards. The ceremony held at the Gran... [More]

Don’t swerve a sight test - the importance of good vision for driving

20 November 2017
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Don't swerve a sight test is a campaign launched on 14th November by the Association of Optometrist (AOP) to encourage all drivers to have regular sight tests.  BBR Optometry is now heavily prom... [More]

The importance of regular screenings for retinopathy

13 November 2017
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BBR Optometry is supporting World Diabetes Day on 14th November by reminding patients and members of the local community about the importance of regular eye examinations in preventing avoidable sight ... [More]

Parking meters come in to play on St Owen Street

7 November 2017
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On-street parking charges have been introduced in Hereford for the first time this month and non-disabled drivers will have to pay for short stays on streets in the city. St Owen Street, home to BBR O... [More]

Going over the edge in the 100ft Charity Abseil

1 November 2017
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In October our very own dispensing optician and associate director Ruth Kettel took on the challenge of abseiling down the side of Leominster’s historic Priory Church. By taking herself over the... [More]

Independents found to offer thorough eye examinations

25 October 2017
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An undercover Which? investigation into the quality of eye examinations has found that almost half of opticians investigated were not up to scratch – but the expert panel didn’t find one u... [More]

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