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So here are the best of the shops in Enfield town and opening times

 

Goodlooking optics the Eye Exam experts in Enfiled 0208 364 4444

Monday 9 – 7

Tues – Thurs 9 – 7.30

Friday and Sat 9 – 5.30

Sunday 10.30 – 4.00

www.goodlookingoptics.co.uk

 

Palace Gardens

Mon – Sat 9am – 5.30

Thursday 9 – 7

sunday 10am – 4

 

Argos enfield town

mon – sat 9.00 am – 6.30

Sunday 10.00 – 4.00

 

Next Palace Exchange

Monday – Saturday 9.00 – 5.30

Sunday 10.30 – 4.30

 

Pearson of Enfield

Monday – Sat 9 – 6 late night Thursday 7.00

Sunday 10.00 am – 4.30 pm

 

Nandos

2 the town

0208366 2904

Monday – Thu 11.30 am – 10.30 pm

Friday and Sat 11.30am – 11.30 pm

sunday 11.30 – 10.30 pm

The George Pub

5 the town

Sunday 11.30 – 10.30 pm

02083633508

Waitrose Enfiled Town

Sunday 10.30 – 16.30

Monday sat 08.30 – 19.00 and 20.00 thur friday

 

CEX Enfiled opening times

Mon – Sat 10.00 am 18.30

Sunday 11.00 – 17.00

Hope our blog has help you today. If you find the words unclear maybe give us a call for a eye test 

It’s that time of year again. This week is National Glaucoma Awareness Week.

Glaucoma is the most common cause of preventable blindness in the UK. It’s estimated that more than 600,000 people, with many more not diagnosed, not realizing they are slowly losing their sight, hence the nickname ‘The silent thief of sight’. (For symptoms and a detailed explanation of Glaucoma – Read this Blog!

The reason why many are not diagnosed? Not attending regular eye exams. You visit your Doctor regularly to check you are in good health, your dentist to make sure your teeth are in good condition, so why not your Opticians to ensure your eyes are healthy and you can see clearly? There is much more to an eye test than many people realize. We check your overall health, and can pick up undetected conditions such as Glaucoma, which you wouldn’t realize you were affected by until your sight has completely gone.

So how will I know if I am at risk?

For the most common type of Glaucoma (Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma), the reason why many people don’t see symptoms for this is because it starts off with your peripheral vision, slowly working inwards towards the centre. For those who have family members with Glaucoma, suffer from diabetes, over the age of 40 or are from African/Caribbean descent, you are at high risk, and should ensure you have regular eye tests.

If you are concerned and need to book yourself an eye test, call the award winning Enfield Opticians Goodlooking Optics a call on 020 8364 4444!

 

 

Ronit Furst in North London Opticians

Ronit Furst are some of our favourite frames to stock. There’s a special something about the frames that is special, and has a hint of quirkiness, that really helps Goodlooking Optics become Goodlooking Optics.

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Just take a look at these incredible frames. They are absolutely beautiful, bold and when you spot them out of the corner of your eye, you have to just look at them!

 

Starting in 2001,  Ronit was trying to find the her next frame, but couldn’t find anything that interested her. After not finding a frame that suited her, she decided to paint her own, and found what she was looking for – Colorful, lively and an original frame. After constant feed back on these frames from friends, family and strangers, Ronit’s husband realised the potential and in early 2002, Art Optic LTD (manufacturer of Ronit Furst Frames) was established.

If yo are looking for a frame to match your vibrant and colourful personality, then Ronit Furst are perfect for you. To see more of our collection, visit us in-store and ask to see our range of Ronit frames!

Ronit Furst Frames

 

Before you leave, don’t forget to check out our old interviews with Ronit Furst from a few years ago!

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Opticians and Designer Frames

 

Ever wondered why some brands are more successful than others? Even though the designs and items are pretty much the same? Why do they receive completely different types of attention? The secret? Visibility!

Once upon a time, in a not so far away land, lived a man named Guccio Gucci. Similarly to his designs, he was ‘Made in Italy’. He opened the first Gucci store in 1921. His four sons also joined the brand, and in 1952 when Guccio passed away, they opened a firm. From this point on, the name ‘Gucci’ was never the same again. It was, and still remains, one of the most iconic brands.

Brands, brands, brands! Our subconscious minds are targeted everyday when it comes to brands.
As there are so many, the competition through advertisement is immense. In our store, competition is not an issue as more than 30 brands are available to try on. When it comes to brands, visibility is a major aspect. A brilliant example of this would be Beyoncé at the Met Gala (picture here from Vogue).

Just in terms of social media, Beyoncé has a collective of 100 million followers. This enables more visibility and how brands are recognized.

But what gets brands to where they are? Well, there are some top characteristics;

  • Acknowledging your audience – taking into consideration what your target audience would be interested in.
  • Uniqueness – There are a number of brands that are very similar, but you will notice a few different aspects of a design that you may think is the same as another. It’s the little things!
  • Passion – Ever heard the saying “People with great passion can make the impossible happen” ?
  • Consistency – With anything, consistency is key. Without consistency there is no reliability which will generate an audience that will deteriorate in size.
  • Competitiveness – There will always be competition, with anything that we do. I mean, how can competition not be an issue on a planet with 7.4 billion people? When it comes to battling competitors, going above and beyond any expectations are imperative in order to get the publicity and attention needed from consumers.
  • Exposure – Trying to get a message across that a consumer has never seen nor heard anything about is difficult. Expose and advertise!

Other brands, such as Ray Ban, began as just a simplistic idea first established in the 1930’s when aircrafts began to fill our blue skies. Pilots complained of headaches and nausea owing to the close proximity they had to endure owing to the sun, and the strong white and blue hues of the sky. Ray Ban solved this issue as a green pair of glasses known as ‘Anti – Glare’. These could cut out glare without obscuring vision.

Brands are a strange concept. In terms of eyewear, are they not all just supplying an easier conclusion to our everyday lives? If only there was a place that stocked with some of the biggest designer frames in Optics…..

Oh wait, there is.

 

Why not drop by and come take a look at some of our collection in-store!

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Face à Face frames suppliers – North London Opticians

One of the best things about being an opticians is finding new glasses. Whether that’s a rep visiting us, sitting down and showing the latest frame from his brand, or visiting a trade show and looking at the latest collections, it gets us excited. We get to bring our customers some of the best brands and a huge frame selection for them to choose from, which are always the latest in trends, and a lot of the time, exclusive to limited opticians such as Adidas frames or the Easy Scan (We have both!)

Today’s no different.

Face à Face frames are now available in this North London Opticians! These are some of the most amazing frames in style right now, and one of the best brands in the shop! We’re always looking to be innovative and separate us from other opticians by giving our customers the best frames to choose from and this collection definitely fit into that category! Established in 1995, Face à Face wanted to disrupt the market which was focused on Retro styles, and have been going strong ever since.

What’s so great about these frames?

All of the Face à Face collections are inspired from modern art, architecture and modern design. Not only are they some of the most unique frames we’ve had in our shops, Look at these frames

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Face a Face Frames 5

Have you ever seen a pair of frames with heels on them? These are guaranteed to make you stand out wherever you go

To see more of our collection, make sure to visit in-store and request to see the Face à Face frames.

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Summertime is approaching, make sure you keep your eyes protected – Opticians in North London

We’re getting closer to the summer, and the sun’s starting to appear, which means that you are going to be needing protection. During the summer, your skin and eyes are at the most vulnerable. Yes, you want to get a nice tan, but is the time spent in the sun unprotected from the UV rays worth it?

When it comes to choosing sunscreen, you have multiple options to choose from, whereas with sunglasses only has one option – UV protection.

UV protection on your sunglasses is the easiest decision on the world and something everyone should have, yet most people just go to their local boutique store and pick out the cheapest without doing research. Yes, they might look nice and are at a bargain price, but at the risk of damaging your eyes, is it even worth it?

Whereas if you were to come to your local opticians, such as Goodlooking Optics, we have a wide selection of frames for you to choose from, all complete with UV protection. When picking frames, you need to make sure that they are comfortable, fit you correctly and are suitable to your lifestyle. If you are a more adventurous person, then a brand such as Oakley will suit you, whereas if you just want sunglasses for a more casual lifestyle of just sitting outside and enjoying the good weather, then a pair of sunglasses from Raybans will be more suited for you.

If you need to purchase yourself a new pair of sunglasses in time for the summer guaranteed with UV protection, make sure you visit the independent opticians in north London, Goodlooking Optics, and we’ll help find the perfect frames for you.

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How can I tell if my child has a lazy eye? – North London Opticians

As an Optician, we constantly remind parents how important it is for them to bring their children to have regular eye tests. We’re not only testing their eyes to see if they need glasses, but checking the overall condition of their health, and finding hidden conditions. One condition that isn’t always noticeable is Amblyopia, more commonly known as Lazy Eye. It’s estimated that 1 in 50 children will be affected by lazy eye,  with most diagnosed around the age of four.

What is Lazy Eye?

Lazy eye is a childhood condition, when the vision in one of the child’s eye doesn’t develop properly. They aren’t able to see as good out of the undeveloped eye, and begin to rely more on the predominant eye. There isn’t usually symptoms, which is why we encourage you and your family to have regular check ups. Older kids might be able to tell you if there is they can’t see as well out of one eye, whereas younger children are usually unaware. There are some cases where you can tell, such as one eye looking different to the other, but this could also be a sign of another condition (squint).

Don’t just always assume that because your child doesn’t mention anything, that there is nothing wrong with their eyes.

Ideally, they should have had a minimum of one eye test before the age of three, and 1 right before they start primary school. By the time your child is 8, it’s been shown that treatment for lazy eye is less effective, which is why we want children in before they are 8. If you would like to book in an appointment for an eye test, call the North London Opticians, Goodlooking Optics on 020 3864 4444!

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During their early stages of life, it’s important that your child attend regular eye exams. You won’t often hear your children complaining about their sight, as to them, it’s completely normal, but there will be noticeable symptoms. This can include them sitting too close to their T.V, having to rub their eyes a lot or holding objects too close to their faces.

The reason why us opticians emphasis on having your child have regular eye exams is not just so we can say if they have glasses, but it’s so we can pick up conditions such as lazy eye and correct it early on. Most parents won’t even realize there is a problem, until they get round to their eye tests.

According to a study from the college of optometrists, only 52% of people valued eye tests as important, which isn’t the worst part. Only 5% of this group over 40 said they hadn’t attended an eye test in over 10 years which is incredible! You don’t know the risk you are putting your health at by not going to your eye tests. For example, you might need glasses for driving, and if you weren’t aware of this, you are driving illegally on the road.

If a member of your family has glaucoma, there is a chance that this could be passed down to you. It’s the leading cause of blindness in the U.K, and most affected by it won’t even realize that it’s affecting your vision until it’s too late.

Eye tests aren’t just simply testing your eyes to see if you need glasses, it’s much more than that. By attending regular eye exams, or booking an appointment with your optician, we can pick up on these conditions early on before they do any major damage to you. If you need to book yourself an eye test, give the award winning opticians in North London, Goodlooking Optics, a call on 020 3864 4444!

The dangers of hygienic contact lenses – Opticians in Enfield

According to a recent survey, around 82% of people who wear contact lenses for longer than recommended, and 41% of those people slept with their lenses in. Not many users seem to know how dangerous it is to do sleep with their lenses in or over wear their lenses, and how careful you should be with handling them. There are people who do much worse, showering or swimming in their contacts with their lenses in, which could lead to them getting an infection and going blind!

Recently, a Devon man named Stephen Souter lost sight in one of his eyes after his contact lenses came into contact with water, and he wasn’t the first person to have this happen. Before you have your contacts fitted in, make sure to prepare questions for the optometrists so you are fully aware of the risks that come along with it.

To keep your lenses clean, here are some of our top tips for staying hygienic with your contact lenses!
1. Wash and dry your hands before handling contact lenses.
2.  Regularly clean your lenses with your solution.
3. Store your lenses in the proper lens storage case.
4. Only use products recommended by your optician.
5. Use fresh solution to clean and store contact lenses.
6. Remove contact lenses before swimming or entering a Hot Tub
If you would like to book yourself an appointment to be fitted with contact lenses, call Goodlooking Optics, the award winning independent opticians in Enfield on 020 8364 4444
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