500 WORDS SHORT STORY COMPETITION – “SEEING IS BELIEVING” THE COMPETITION IS OPEN Our 500 words short story competition is open! We have chosen to launch the short story competition during Independent Bookshop Week which runs from June 20 – 27th 2020 and hopes to make this an annual event in the company’s calendar.  We … Continue reading “CROFT AND GRAVES 500 WORDS SHORT STORY COMPETITION”

How to support your local businesses

Don’t be scared off by the headlines, the high street is NOT dying! You just have to look around Corbridge at the brilliant vibrant businesses we have and the strong sense of community around every corner. We are so lucky to live (and shop) here, so let’s choose to use it and we won’t lose … Continue reading “How to support your local businesses”

Dry Eye

Are you experiencing dryness with your eyes?  Are they burning, stinging or gritty?  Do they get irritated with wind or smoke?  If you answer yes to any of the above, you could possibly have a common tear problem which is known as Dry Eye.  We can help! What is dry eye? The function of tears … Continue reading “Dry Eye”


What is a ready reader? A ready reader is a pair of ready-made reading glasses with both lenses in the same, basic power or prescription. Who might benefit from ready readers? Are you are aged 40 or over and find yourself having to hold a book or newspaper further away in order to focus on … Continue reading “Q&A – ARE READY READERS RIGHT FOR ME?”

We have been reading…

Time for our second book recommendation, and we have chosen All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Set against the brutal backdrop of World War 2, this enthralling novel winds its way through the lives of a French blind girl and an orphaned German boy, until their paths eventually collide. Marie-Laure has been … Continue reading “We have been reading…”

Serengeti Technology

Serengeti Technology – Here are just 3 of the reasons why Serengeti make the world look like a better place:- PHOTOCHROMIC TECHNOLOGY – Serengeti is a pioneer in the development of photochromic technology. Darkening in bright sunlight and lightening in overcast conditions, Photochromic technology allows your eyes to adapt to any light,anywhere. The result is … Continue reading “Serengeti Technology”

Why childrens’ sunglasses matter

We all know about the dangers of sun and UV light in relation to skin cancer. But what about the damage to our eyes? Exposure to UV light can lead to the development of age related cataract. The eyelids can be a common site for skin cancer and of course can also cause premature aging … Continue reading “Why childrens’ sunglasses matter”

Bolle Lightshifter coming soon

Bollé has a long history of involvement with the highest levels of cycling. The first sports sunglasses ever created by the brand, Nylon Grand Sport, were a cycling model introduced in 1958 to equip famous cyclists such as Louison Bobet during the Tour de France. Since this time the brand has maintained strong partnerships with … Continue reading “Bolle Lightshifter coming soon”

Holidays are here at last!

So school holidays are here at last. For many of us it is a fantastic opportunity for us to spend some quality time with our children.  Then we realise that we have 6 weeks to fill! So why not book your child in for an NHS eye examination? Good eyesight is crucial to ensuring a … Continue reading “Holidays are here at last!”

Croft and Graves recommend…

Being interested in all things optical, we decided to start recommending books we have enjoyed reading, based around the theme of eyes. Here is our first – What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor. Milo is 9 years old and sees the world very differently to most people. This is because he has a condition called … Continue reading “Croft and Graves recommend…”