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”

Vacancy at Croft and Graves

DISPENSING OPTICIAN Part-time: 3 days and ½ day alternate Saturdays. No public holidays or Sundays. Flexibility essential. An opportunity has arisen for a qualified, part-time Dispensing Optician for our small, busy, independent practice, in the beautiful village of Corbridge, Northumberland, situated just 30 minutes outside Newcastle. We have established a reputation for high quality service, … Continue reading “Vacancy at Croft and Graves”

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”