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”


Vacancy: OPTICAL ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST Full time: 5 days / 5 ½ days.  (½ day alternate working every third Saturday).  Flexibility is essential.  At Croft and Graves Optometrists, the client is at the heart of what we do.  As an independent optical practice, we offer a unique, tailored experience to every client and spend time with our … Continue reading “Vacancy at Croft and Graves: OPTICAL ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST”

Operation Christmas Child Appeal 2019

One of our favourite times of the year has arrived!  Croft & Graves is a registered Drop-off Location for Operation Christmas Child.  From 11th until 18th November, please bring your shoebox gifts to us.  Samaritan’s Purse will then collect and distribute them to children somewhere in the world who would otherwise not receive a Christmas … Continue reading “Operation Christmas Child Appeal 2019”


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?”


Protect your eyes this fireworks night! Bonfire night, and fireworks in general is a spectacular sight, and can be great fun!  Yet despite safety warnings, these celebrations may end in painful injuries for many people, and particularly children.  We may think of rockets as the most dangerous firework but sparklers which are often considered the … Continue reading “REMEMBER, REMEMBER… THE 5TH NOVEMBER. ENJOY THE SPARKLE, AVOID THE SPARKS.”

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”

Corbridge Village Show

  A traditional favourite, Corbridge Village Show will be held this year on Saturday, 7th September. Pop along to Corbridge Parish Hall on St Helen’s Street and marvel at the amazing produce, flowers, bakes and other creations by local people. Always a great event! Croft & Graves will be sponsoring Class 70 – Incurved Chrysanthemums.  … Continue reading “Corbridge Village Show”

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”