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…”

“I don’t think I knew what I was missing”

Last week, we were visited by a secret shopper who sent us this blog. If you are thinking of coming to us for your eye test, and you’re unsure what sets independent practice apart from the rest, read on… “I have been a specs wearer since I was 12. I have always gone to large … Continue reading ““I don’t think I knew what I was missing””

Looking after the environment at Croft and Graves

The environment is precious to us all. At Croft and Graves, we have been involved with special recycling schemes for quite some time. We are always trying to think of new ways to help the environment so please let us know if you think there’s anything else we could do. Here are the strategies we … Continue reading “Looking after the environment at Croft and Graves”

Suffering from Hayfever? How we can help.

Summer can be a miserable time for Hayfever sufferers. Our new blog is all about the best solutions and a more comfortable summer. “When summer arrives for most of us it is a time when we want to get outside in the fresh air as much as possible. But for some of us it can … Continue reading “Suffering from Hayfever? How we can help.”

Sunglasses offer now on!

Our annual sunglasses offer is on now until August 31st 2019. If you’ve been thinking about the perfect pair of sunglasses for the summer, now is the time to treat yourself. Just don’t leave it too close to your summer holiday! Pop in to try our latest sunglasses styles and benefit from our offer. Free … Continue reading “Sunglasses offer now on!”

Croft and Graves proud to sponsor again at this year’s Tynedale beer and cider festival

The Tynedale Beer and Cider Festival runs from June 13th-June 15th and we are proud to be sponsoring a beer again, this year the High House Farm: Pullet Please. The festival is home to beer, cider, food, music and fun and this time is at a bigger venue than before, raising money for local great causes. … Continue reading “Croft and Graves proud to sponsor again at this year’s Tynedale beer and cider festival”

World Book Day 2019

Celebrate reading on World Book Day 2019 on THURSDAY 7th MARCH. While many schools and workplaces will be bringing their favourite book characters to life with opportunities to dress up, we invite you to share with us your favourite books, especially if they are eye-related! Here are some of ours: Find out more about World … Continue reading “World Book Day 2019”